Saturday, August 31, 2019

Locomotive Skeleton

Locomotive skeleton at the DL shops.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Baldwin Locomotive Works 26

A couple views of BLW 26 from a few weeks ago.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Lackawanna Avenue Clock

Monthly reminder that the clock in the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue is still 49 minutes fast. Also Andy Mehalshick of WBRE-TVs I-Team is a creep who blocked me on Twitter when I asked him about this! (Clearly WBRE is not on our side).

Wednesday, August 28, 2019


A couple views from the mall walkway. Philadelphia Suburban 76 is at the boarding platform.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019

Electric City Classic

The Electric City Classic bicycle races took over downtown over the weekend. Here is some of the action from Saturday. This is the first of what hopefully will be many more to come.

Sunday, August 25, 2019


A couple RailBox cars on South Side last week.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Spruce Street

Spruce Street looking east from the Hotel Jermyn.

Canadian National 47

CN 47 rusting away at Steamtown.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Reading 903-902

Reading 903-902 at Steamtown a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Scranton Lace

Stopped by the laceworks the other day, not much left.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

T. M. Miller Co.

The T. M. Miller Company building at 614 Wyoming Avenue is being converted to lofts. This is across the street from the old D&H Freight Station.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Crossing Shanty

Delaware & Hudson crossing shanty, corner of Wyoming Avenue and Gibson Street. Looks like this is being taken care of, don't see too many of these around anymore, but this area had lots of them once-upon-a-time.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Glider Diner

Stopped by the Glider Diner, 890 Providence Road, the other day. Always worth the visit, cool place, nice people.

Sunday, August 18, 2019


This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair.  What a nightmare this must have been! God Bless John Roberts and Joel Rosenman!
From the Plain Dealer, August 18, 1969.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

506 Lackawanna Avenue

The boarded up storefront at 506 Lackawanna Avenue, from a few weeks ago. There used to be a restaurant in here years ago. We went here a lot in the latter part of the 1990's. We stopped going when we brought a longtime friend with us, who happens to be black, suddenly the good service turned awful. The once friendly waitress turned pretty nasty. we never went here again. A few years later the place burned, and has been an eyesore ever since. People that own the building couldn't get permits from the city to renovate the building for some reason, so it sits, slowly rotting away.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Depew,Lancaster & Western 1804

Depew, Lancaster & Western 1804 in the Steamtown yard a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, August 15, 2019


Kildare's Irish Pub at Lackawanna & Jefferson closed abruptly a couple weeks ago. I'm old enough to remember when this was the Martz Bus station.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Penn Avenue

Penn Avenue last Saturday afternoon, some neat buildings along here.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Lackawanna County Courthouse

The Lackawanna County Courthouse on Saturday morning.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Reading 2124

Reading 2124 in a new location at Steamtown, last Saturday morning.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

First United Presbyterian Church

The former First United Presbyterian Church at 14 Harriott Street, Oil City. This church was built in 1908 and currently is home to Calvary Temple Church.