Friday, January 31, 2020

Lackawanna Avenue Clock

Monthly reminder that the clock in the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue is still not working. New mayor, so far looking worse than the last one. There must not be anyone to give a no-bid contract to.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Norfolk Southern 9185

NS 9185 departing Taylor Yard last week.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Last Train from 55th Street

55 years ago today the last Pennsylvania Railroad train left the East 55th Street Station. The station would be razed a few years later,
 Robert Runyan photo, May 1953.
 Plain Dealer, January 30, 1965.
Plain Dealer, January 30, 1965.
 Pennsylvania RR Timetable, January 30, 1938.
 Pennsylvania RR Timetable, July 28, 1963.
Robert Runyan photo, May 1953.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

First National Bank

First National Bank, Main & Broad Streets, downtown Pittston, last fall.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Reading & Northern 3051

R&N 3051 at Taylor Yard the other day.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Griswold Park

Across the street from Erie Union Station is Griswold Park, photos from last October.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Royal Way

Royal Way on the UofS campus a couple weeks ago.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Gene & Glenn

Gene Carroll and Glenn Rowell were a famous radio duo from Cleveland. In March 1930 they convinced RKO Palace manager John Royal (later a big executive with NBC) to book them on a percentage, where they subsequently wowed them.
From the Plain Dealer, March 16, 1930.
From the Plain Dealer, April 16, 1979.
From the Plain Dealer, April 16, 1979. Sid Andorn was a longtime local columnist and commentator.
Cleveland Press photo, reprinted in Press, September 8, 1977.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Step Falls

Step Falls on Sunday afternoon, getting icy in the gorge.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Scranton Skyline

View from the Harrison Avenue bridge on Sunday afternoon. A couple weeks ago we got here too late and the snow had already melted, no so this time.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Scranton Life Building

Scranton Life building at 536 Spruce Street in Downtown Scranton, last weekend.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Elm Park United Methodist Church

Elm Park United Methodist Church,  712 Linden Street last week.

Saturday, January 18, 2020


A crane seen between a couple houses last week.

Nickel Plate 514

NKP 514 at Steamtown last fall.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 76 at the Steamtown boarding platform last fall, spring can't get here soon enough.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Amtrak Station

Cleveland's Amtrak station, CUT it's not, but it works. We once spent the night here, waiting for 48, which ended up running nine hours late.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Scranton Iron Furnace

A few views of the Scranton Iron Furnace from a couple weeks ago.