Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Bridge 60

Bridge 60 last Saturday afternoon, not much going on here.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Abandoned Cliff Street

An abandoned stretch of Cliff Street, this goes under the Lackawanna tracks, near Bridge 60, from Saturday afternoon.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Scranton Skyline

View from the new Harrison Avenue bridge on Saturday morning.

Sunday, January 28, 2018


Construction in front of the Steamtown Mall yesterday morning.


The No. 26 Mohegan Sun Casino bus on Lackawanna Avenue. These buses don't run to half the places where people work, but they can run one to the casino in the next county.These ads that wrap the bus also make it hard to see out the window, especially when it's dark, or overcast outside. One wonders what the new natural gas buses will be like? Will they be able to go uphill in a dusting of snow? A lot of the newer buses can't.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Public Square in Downtown Cleveland, from Spring 1995.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Canadian National 3254

CN 3254 with the Ice Train to Gouldsboro on January 17, 2009.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Transgeneration 70

The only event held in Loew's State after the closing, and before the restoration began was Transgeneration 70, a benefit for the Cleveland Playhouse. By this time most of the fixtures had been stripped from the State. Three rows of floodlights wee strung across the lobby. A pair of arty broken mirrors were used at the back of the auditorium where a mural used to hang above a fireplace.  The event was held on a frigid Saturday night, January 23, 1970. Following this event, Loew's State would sit silent for the next three years, dodging the wrecking ball before the lobby was used for the Playhouse Square Cabaret and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
 Frank Rich photo, from the Cleveland Memory Project.
 Ad from the Plain Dealer, January 18, 1970.
 From the Plain Dealer, December 28, 1969.
From the Plain Dealer, January 1, 1970.
From the Plain Dealer, January 18, 1970.
rom the Plain Dealer, January 24, 1970.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Baldwin Locomotive Works 26

BLW 26 at Steamtown last summer. The warmer weather can't get here soon enough.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Nickel Plate Road: Rocky River Station

The Nickel Plate's Rocky River Station, at MP 331.0, from 1994.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Reading & Northern 425

A couple views of R&N 425 from 20 years ago.
 From August 1996.
From September 1995, an actual b&w photo using Kodak Plus X 125, and my old Nikon.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Jefferson Avenue

A couple views of Jefferson Avenue, looking north from Lackawanna Station, a couple weeks ago.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

An Amusing Promotion

At RKO 105th, the genius of Ed Pyne. From Motion Picture Herald, May 18, 1946.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Lackawanna 760

Lackawanna 760, an amusement park ride on display at Steamtown last fall.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Long Island RR Snowplow 193

Long Island Railroad rotary snowplow 193, built by Cooke in Patterson N.J. in 1898. This plow remained in service until 1965. Photo from last September.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Third Avenue Railway 651

Third Avenue Railway 651 at the trolley museum last fall. This car was constructed by Brill in 1908, and later ran in Wildwood NJ until 1945.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Reading & Northern 5049

Reading & Northern 5049 in Taylor, from last fall.