Monday, November 30, 2020

Stafford Meadow Brook

 Stafford Meadow Brook, near Connell Junction, fall 2010. 

Number 5 Dam

 Number 5 Dam, Fall 2010, haven't been back here in ages. 

Delaware - Lackawanna 405

DL 405 in the State Office Building Parking Lot, Fall 2010.  

Delaware - Lackawanna 2452

 DL2452 behind the new bus station when it was still a parking lot, fall 2010. 

Nickel Plate 514

 NKP 514 crossing Cedar Avenue, fall 2010. 

Roaring Brook

 Looking upstream towards the Erie Bridge from Ash Street, fall 2010. 

Rock Crusher Pond

 The Rock Crusher Pond, from Fall, 2010.

Along The Erie

Along the Erie's Wyoming Division, from 2010.


Canadian National 3254

 CN 3254 at Nay Aug Tunnel, back in 2010. 


 Back after some technical difficulties. 

Many Thanks to NEPA Geeks for getting me back up and running!!!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Allen Theatre: Budapest Symphony Orchestra

 Today is the 49th anniversary of the first Playhouse Square Association production, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra in the Allen Theatre. This was a big step in saving the theatres at Playhouse Square. I wouldn't get there for another four months, this show was already legendary by then. A week or so before the show, the BSO advance man came by and said the stage was too small. The stage was then enlarged, by Smitty (Ralph Smith), removing the footlights, and covering the orchestra pit with plywood and 2x4s, much to the consternation of IATSE 27. Other shows would follow this one, small steps to the entertainment center that's there today. 

From the Plain Dealer, November 14, 1971. 
From the Cleveland Press, November 19, 1971. 
From the Plain Dealer, October 17, 1971. 
Rotunda, October 1971, Bill Gesten/Foto Arts Inc.
Auditorium, October 1971, Bill Gesten/Foto Arts Inc.

From the Plain Dealer, November 21, 1971. 
From the Plain Dealer, November 22, 1971.
From the Plain Dealer, November 22, 1971.
From the Plain Dealer, November 22, 1971. 
From the Plain Dealer, November 19, 1971.

Friday, November 20, 2020

428-430 Lackawanna Avenue

 Looks like a little progress has been made at 428-430 Lackawanna Avenue, at least one of the graffiti covered storefronts has been removed. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Lackawanna Avenue

 A couple views of Lackawanna Avenue from last Saturday afternoon. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Bulkley Building

 The Bulkley Building section from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 13, 1921. The Bulkley Building is located at 1501 Euclid Avenue, the heart of Playhouse Square.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

Stoehr & Fister Building

 The Stoehr & Fister Building, last month, looks like work is progressing on this landmark. 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Scranton National Bank Building

 Scranton National Bank Building from Renaissance Park, last month.  

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Electric City Trolley

 Philadelphia Suburban 76 southbound approaching Brady Yard, last month. 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Delaware - Lackawanna 2423

 DL 2423 behind the new bus station last Saturday afternoon. 

South Side Skyline

 View from along Ridge Row, from a couple months ago. Church of the Nativity in the distance. 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

New York Ontario & Western 105

 NYO&W 105 at Steamtown yard. A year or so ago a Steamtown employee told me this loc was too far gone and was to be scrapped, apparently that wasn't true. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Wabash 2409

 Wabash (Delaware-Lackawanna) 2409 behind the new bus station last month. 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Coney Island Lunch/Scranton Hobby

 Scranton Hobby has a new paint job! Both these places are great, support local businesses! 500 block, Lackawanna Avenue, Downtown Scranton. 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Central Expressway

 View of the Central Expressway from the Harrison Avenue Bridge last Sunday morning.