CNJ 1554 at Steamtown, from last month.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
45 years ago tonight at the Allen, Thursday, September 28, 1972, the theatre was about half filled, about 1,200 were there. A shame they never broke big in the U.S. They were one of the biggest groups in Britain at this time, T Rextacy they called it.I was walking around, and stopped in the mezzanine men's room. The window was open, and a pair of hands was coming through the window. I tossed my cigar out the window and I hear 'AAGGHH" and the hands went away. I then walked over and locked the window. Gate crashers were always a constant worry in those days. I guess $4.50 was too much for them to pay. The opening act, The Doobie Brothers were pretty lame, but T Rex rocked as usual. When they played Get It On at the end, Micky Finn was throwing handfuls of T Rex The Slider buttons into the crowd. There were hundreds of them scattered in the front rows of the auditorium, sure wished I had one now. After the show was over we found the front window of the box office was smashed, but there was no major damage inside, which was sometimes the case.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Chiellino Building in Carbondale, constructed by Salvador & Antonio Chiellino at 63 River Street in 1913 as a hotel. The building is in serious disrepair and is slated for demolition. It's a shame these towns don't do more to preserve their landmarks. I still can't believe they lost the Irving Theatre there.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
A look at the WNEP-TV Train at the Trolley Museum yesterday. This was used for a gag on some late night TV show a few weeks ago. The host used it to make fun of Scrantonians, then gave a local TV station the opportunity to come get it. It's basically a simple layout, three lops of track, built up on a Styrofoam base. It's not quite "irresponsibly large" as portrayed on the news. The Miniature Memories layout in the Steamtown Mall is larger and much better than this one. Hopefully that will be up and running again soon. Although that is a real layout, not part of a TV set.