Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Philadelphia & Western 46

Philadelphia & Western 46, built by the St. Louis Car Company in 1907, retired by SEPTA in the early 1970's. At the Electric City Trolley Museum last month.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Playhouse Square

We stopped by last week, much thanks to Ruth Flannery, Barb Mazzone, Tom Rathburn, Tom Einhouse, Megan Anderson, and John from maintenance, a good day spent with old memories.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Terminal Tower

Cleveland's Terminal Tower last week. I miss the days when I could ride from here to Scranton by train, CUT was on the lower level of this building, about nine hours from here to there, and you could get breakfast/dinner before you detrained.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Scranton Mansion

The former Scranton mansion on the UofS campus. The new landscaping looks great.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hill Section

View of the Hill section of Scranton, from near the south end of the Harrison Avenue bridge.

Friday, October 26, 2018

New York Central X5313

New York Central X5313, a steam generator car built from an old tender. This car was used during the transition era to provide steam heat for assenger trains.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Lehigh Valley 414

LV 414 at Steamtown last weekend.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Board of Trade Building

The Board of Trade Building on Courthouse Square on a blustery day last week.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Delaware-Lackawanna 211

DL 211 a couple weeks ago in th estate parking lot. I keep thinking one of these days 211 will be painted in the corporate colors, like the rest of the fleet.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Scranton Iron Furnaces

The Scranton Iron Furnaces last week. Looks like they're working on replacing the fence that got ripped out by Roaring Brook in August's high water event.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Roaring Brook

Roaring Brook, looking downstream from Cedar Avenue.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Lackawanna Avenue

Lackawanna Avenue, looking west from near Lackawanna Station. I hope someday the clock on the 500 block will be fixed.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Hippodrome Theatre: Sarah Bernhardt

100 years ago last week, Sarah Bernhardt gave her farewell concerts in North America. The final shows were at Keith's Hipp in Cleveland.
 From the Plain Dealer, October 6, 1918.
From 1923 NVA Yearbook, note the incorrect date.
From the Plain Dealer, October 11, 1918. This is also at the beginning of the influenza outbreak in the fall of 1918, theatres were ordered closed a couple days after this.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Lumber Flats

We've been seeing a lot of lumber flats, like these along Ridge Row, lately.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Maine Central 519

Maine Central 519 rusting away at Steamtown.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Delaware-Lackawanna 2452

A couple views of DL 2452 from last week in the state office building lot.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Scranton Skyline

View from the Harrison Avenue Bridge yesterday morning.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Renaissance Park

Closed for the last three Saturdays, nobody at the park service has responded, they don't care either I guess.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Martz Bus

A Martz Bus on Lackawanna Avenue last Saturday afternoon.

Delaware-Lackawanna 2457

A couple views of DL 2457 at Steamtown last weekend.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Commodore Theatre Robbery

On the evening of Saturday, October 15, 1927 a gunman robbed the Commodore Theatre at 152nd & Lakeshore Boulevard, he didn't get too far before he was killed by a policeman.
From the Plain Dealer, October 15, 1927.
 From the Plain Dealer, October 16, 1927.
  From the Plain Dealer, October 16, 1927.
 From the Plain Dealer, October 16, 1927.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


A few views of the ongoing work at the Samter Building at Penn & Lackawanna.