Friday, October 31, 2014

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 80 southbound at Cedar Avenue last Saturday afternoon.
The Electric City Trolley Museum will operate holiday excursions: Toys for Tots, Friday November 28 and Saturday November 29. Santa on the Trolley; Sunday November 30, Saturday December 6, Sunday December 7, Saturday December 13, Sunday December 14, Saturday December 20 and Sunday December 21 at 10:30, Noon, 1:30 and 3 PM.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Air Raid Siren

An old air raid siren behind a gas station in Nicholson Pa. Don't see these around much anymore.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lackawanna 664 at Nay Aug Tunnel

Lackawanna 664 at Nay Aug tunnel last Sunday morning. The 664 is on the Nay Aug Limited, a short trip from Steamtown.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Colonel Duffy Monument

The Colonel Duffy Monument in Duffy Park was dedicated on May 30, 1940, and named for Lieutenant Colonel Frank Duffy. Duffy was killed in action in France on August 17, 1918 when he stepped from a motorcycle sidecar and was struck by a mortar shell. Over the years repairs have been made to the statue, in 1957 and 1968 following acts of vandalism. The park sits in the path of the new Harrison Avenue bridge which will mean the statue and park will be removed. The statues new home is expected to be the Gino Merli Veterans Center on Penn Avenue. There is no word on what the city plans to do with the land where Harrison Avenue is presently located, it would seem to make sense to move the park and the statue to that location once construction is over and the new bridge is opened.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Church of the Nativity

Church of the Nativity at 633 Orchard Street in South Scranton.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Everhart Museum

The Everhart Museum at Nay Aug Park.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Reading 902-903

Reading 902-903 in the Steamtown parking lot last month.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lackawanna 565

Lackawanna 565 currently undergoing cosmetic restoration in the Steamtown shops.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad

A car from the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad which operated from Pittston to Hawley from 1850 to1885.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Nicholson: Unknown Monument

Some type of monument next to a gas station in Nicholson, no plaque or marker of any kind.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Gorge

Looking down into Nay Aug Gorge this morning.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cleveland: Neighborhood Theatres, 1945.

At the neighborhood houses, from the Plain Dealer, October 18. 1945.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nicholson Pa: Lackawanna Station

The old Lackawanna Staion in Nicholson was originally built by the Liggett's Gap Railroad in 1849. The Liggett's Gap RR was a predecessor to the Delaware Lackawanna & Western, opened it's new cut-off in 1915, bypassing the old station, which continued to be used as a freight house until 1971. The old Lackawanna mainline was sold to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania following the opening of the cut-off and the old route became US Route 11. A road widening project altered one side of the station in 1941. Today the station is owned by the Nicholson Heritage Association which is seeking funds for a restoration project.

For more information visit the Nicholson Heritage Association site.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nay Aug Park

A few Autumn scenes in the park.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Along The Lackawanna

An eastbound freight along Ridge Row in Scranton, led by Delaware-Lackawanna 2423, followed by DL 405, Mohawk, Adirondack and Northern 2453,and DL 2461, from last Saturday morning.