Saturday, April 30, 2016

Erie - Lackawanna C191

A couple views of EL C191 sitting near the Steamtown turntable, a couple weeks ago.

Friday, April 29, 2016

RKO Palace

75 years ago this week Ted Weems played the RKO Palace, bringing a new singer with him, Perry Como.
From The Plain Dealer, April 25, 1941.
The RKO Palace, from 1923 NVA Yearbook.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Canadian Pacific 2929

Canadian Pacific 2929, another loc rusting away at Steamtown.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Brooks-Scanlon 1

Brooks - Scanlon 1, rusting away at Steamtown.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pittston Avenue

A look at Friday's water main break in the 200 block of Pittston Avenue.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Delaware-Lackawanna 4068

DL 4068 at Steamtown on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

David Frazier

A memorial service for David will be held tomorrow at Loew's State Theatre, 1515 Euclid Avenue at 5 PM.
I'll always remember those shows, Irish Rascal, French Feelings, and of course Brel.
The cast (l-r) David O. Frazier, Providence Hollander, musical director David Gooding,Terry Piteo and Cliff Bemis.
From The Plain Dealer, April 29, 1974.
At the opening of Brel, from The Plain Dealer, April 19, 1973.
From The Plain Dealer, July 6, 1975.
The Plain Dealer, August 24, 1975.
News from the Edinburgh Festival, from The Plain Dealer, September 6, 1975.
From The Plain Dealer, August 1, 1976. French Feelings with David and Marge Adler ran in the lobby of the State in July and August 1976.

From the Plain Dealer, July 25, 1976.
 God Bless You David.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Scranton Police Memorial

Scranton Police Memorial on South Washington Avenue.

Looking Out of A Roundhouse

Looking out the Steamtown roundhouse yesterday afternoon.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Illinois Central 790

Illinois Central 790 at Steamtown last Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Scranton Skyline

View from the Harrison Avenue bridge, last Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nickel Plate 44

Nickel Plate 44 rusting away at Steamtown on Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Embassy Vinyl

Embassy Vinyl at 352 Adams Avenue last Saturday afternoon, on Record Store Day.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Baldwin Locomotive Works 26

Yesterday Baldwin Locomotive Works 26 had it's first run in over 15 years. The bright sunny day brought out a small crowd of onlookers. This locomotive was built by Baldwin in March 1929 and was used by Baldwin as a switcher at their Eddystone Plant for a number of years. Later it was sold to Jackson Iron & Steel in Ohio where it performed a similar task. It was sold to a private collector in 1979, and would pass through several hands before being acquired by Steamtown in 1990.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Reading 902-903

Reading 902-903 at Steamtown yesterday morning.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Out a Window

Looking out a window at Lackawanna Station, last Sunday afternoon.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Flowering Trees

Flowering Trees on Courthouse Square.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pick - Carter Fire

Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the tragic Pick - Carter Hotel fire which claimed seven lives. Two of those killed were connected to the Hair roadshow which was at the Hanna Theatre a couple blocks away. The Pick - Carter was originally known as the Hotel Winton when it opened in 1916 at 1020 Prospect Avenue. The hotel was subsequently refurbished as low income housing.
 Above, all from The Plain Dealer, April 14, 1971.
Above from The Plain Dealer, April 15, 1971.
Ad from The Clevelander, July 1970.