Sunday, June 30, 2019

Baggage Cars

A couple Lackawanna baggage cars rusting away at Steamtown.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Belkin Productions

Jules and Mike Belkin produced a lot of shows in Cleveland for well over 30 years. Hard to believe Mike has passed on. I remember them doing numerous shows at the Allen, and later at the Palace.
From the Plain Dealer, April 30, 1972.

Temple Beth-Ha-Sholom

Temple Beth-Ha-Sholom at 425 Center Street, in Williamsport last month.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Chester Avenue

A couple views along Chester Avenue at 22nd Street behind Cleveland State. This area has a number of new buildings constructed in the last dozen or so years.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Lackawanna Avenue Clock

The clock in the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue still doesn't display the correct time, 49 minutes fast. I must be the only one in the city of Scranton that cares about this. Doesn't anyone else notice this? I tried pitching this to Andy Mehalshick of WBRE-TVs I-Team on Twitter, and got blocked. Didn't expect a response, sure didn't expect that. I guess they were too busy talking up their slate of candidates for the next election. WBRE always blurbs they're "On Your Side" now I think they're not.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Venango Museum

The Venango Museum at 270 Seneca Street in Oil City.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Rahway Valley 15

Rahway Valley 15 at Steamtown a couple weeks ago.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 76 at the Steamtown boarding platform on Saturday afternoon. Excursions start today and run through October 27, Thursdays through Sundays at 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Center Street Bridge

The Center Street swing bridge over the Cuyahoga River, from last month. Crossed this many times on foot decades ago.

Saturday, June 22, 2019


New rail behind the Steamtown backshop, looks like they'll be doing a little trackwork back here this summer.

Step Falls

Step Falls last Saturday morning. Creeks are running high with all the rain we've been having.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Terminal Tower

Terminal Tower from along the Cuyahoga River, framed by the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge from last month.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Molly Brannigans

Looks like something will be moving into the Molly Brannigans  space which has been vacant for close to 15 years.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

NYO&W 105

NYO&W 105 continues to rust away at Steamtown. This loc appeared on the property a few years ago with much fanfare, it was going to be in operation at that years RailFest. Last year a Steamtown employee to me it'll be cut up for scrap at some point. I just wonder why they went to the trouble of bringing it here, senseless.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Delaware-Lackawanna 405

DL 405 at Steamtown Yard on Saturday afternoon.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Scranton Skyline

View from the Harrison Avenue bridge on Saturday morning.

Sunday, June 16, 2019


Chief Cornplanter statue in Oil City, next to Oil Creek.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Lehigh Valley 414

LV 414 at Steamtown Yard last Saturday.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Nickel Plate Bridge

The NKP bridge over the Cuyahoga River, from last month. This 3,000 foot long bridge spanning the Cuyahoga Valley has been in operation since 1882 with some modernization over time. The  new walking trail along here, more or less tracing the route of the Ohio & Erie Canal, makes it a lot easier to see the bridge up close. Too bad Norfolk Southern didn't send something through when we were down here.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Delaware-Lackawanna 2045

DL 2045 at Steamtown Yard last Saturday.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


We spotted this old Thunderbird on Bogart Court on Saturday morning, later we saw it at the Arts on Fire Festival.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lackawanna 664

Lackawanna 664 at Steamtown on Saturday afternoon.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Arts on Fire Festival

A few views of the Arts on Fire Festival from Saturday afternoon.