Sunday, August 30, 2020

Lehigh Valley 414

 Lehigh Valley 414 on the Carbondale main, behind the new bus station on Saturday afternoon.

Lackawanna River

 Looking upstream from the Lackawanna Avenue Bridge last Saturday morning. 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Reading 902

Reading 902 -903 at Steamtown last month.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Mosquito Dam Jam

 Today is the 44th anniversary of the infamous Mosquito Dam Jam, at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. I never understood the lure of the outdoor concert. I always wondered if the promoters of these events ever bothered to watch the film of the huge 1969 outdoor concert where several died and millions of dollars were lost. I steered clear of this event, seen some of these acts at the Allen, none were my cup of tea. At this "concert" several were stabbed, along with numerous drug overdoses, and outbreaks of violence. By the following Monday, word on the street was this show was a massive bummer. Also amused by the misspelling of "Geils."

From Scene, August 26 - September 1, 1976.
                                             Plain Dealer, August 29, 1976.
                                           Plain Dealer, September 1, 1976.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Bridge 60

 Bridge 60, as seen from the Lackawanna Avenue Bridge, last Saturday morning.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Jersey Central Freight Station

 The Jersey Central Freight Station on Saturday morning. It's a real shame that this magnificent building sits empty year after year.

Delaware - Lackawanna 2045

 DL 2045 on Saturday morning on the C'dale line, behind the new bus station.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Scranton Life

 The Scranton Life Building on Saturday morning.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Riverwood Baptist Church Revival

 A Baptist Revival was held in Lakewood Park, August 14th - 21st, 1966. Rev Bob Deaton was quite the interesting character, did some work for him in the early 1980's, really a great guy, passed away about a dozen years ago. Also appearing were broadcaster Paul Harvey, Miss America Deborah Bryant, and music director Harold Davis from Austin, Texas. 

From the Plain Dealer, August 15, 1966.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Delaware - Lackawanna 4118

 DL 4118 along the State Office parking lot fence, last Saturday morning.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Cleveland Skyline

 View from West 3rd Street, last fall.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Mattes Street Tower

 A couple views of Mattes Street Tower, as seen from Renaissance Park a couple weeks ago.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

New Crosswalks

 Saturday morning, crews were in downtown Scranton, repainting crosswalks. Traffic was snafu'd for a bit, not sure what the deal was with the water company cars with the flashing lights.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Lackawanna Avenue Clock

Occasional reminder the clock in the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue still doesn't work, 3:44 fast. Such a joke, this hasn't displayed the correct time in years.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Scranton Skyline

 View from the New Harrison Avenue Bridge last Sunday morning.

Step Falls

 Step Falls last Sunday morning. It's the peak of summer, hot, with little to do.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

VJ Day

 75 years ago today!

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Scranton National Bank

 The Scranton National Bank Building, at Lackawanna & North Washington Avenue last Saturday morning.

Velvet Elvis

Velvet Elvis on Bogart Court has closed, it was a neat little store.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Hemlock Street

Hemlock Street, looking west last Sunday from Crown Avenue.

Renaissance Park

We were surprised to see Renaissance Park open on Saturday morning. I didn't expect to see it opened this year.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lackawanna Avenue

A couple views, looking west and east in the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue on Saturday morning.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Bruce Springsteen

45 years ago tonight, Sunday, August 10, 1975, Bruce Springsteen made his second Allen Theatre appearance. This show was broadcast live on WMMS-FM, bootlegs can be easily found. Next door, Irish Rascal and Coca-Cola were on the boards in the State.
 From Scene, July 17 - 23, 1975.
 From Scene, August 14 - 20, 1975.

Fortunately I was not at this, I was probably the only person in Cleveland who couldn't stand Bruce Springsteen. I wasn't so fortunate the next time around, Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, 1976. I had a girlfriend who wanted to see him, so I pretty much had to go, I think we went the first night, it was insufferably long.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Lackawanna 885

Lackawanna 885 behind the Steamtown office building, last month.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Delaware - Lackawanna 211

DL 211 in the State Office building parking lot on a rainy day in June.