Thursday, December 31, 2020

Lackawanna Avenue Clock

 Another reminder, the Lackawanna Avenue clock is still a couple hours off. Maybe it'll get fixed next year, maybe next decade, no one knows, and apparently no one in the city cares. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Step Falls

 Step Falls after last weeks snow. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Scranton Skyline

 View from the Harrison Avenue Bridge after the snow last week. 

Monday, December 28, 2020


 Miss seeing things like this at Steamtown, CN 3254 at the boarding platform and CP 2617 thundering down the main, December 6, 2008. 

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Freight Cars

 A line of grain cars on the Lackawanna last Sunday afternoon. 

Columbus in The Snow

 The Christopher Columbus statue in the snow last week on Courthouse Square. 

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas! 

UofS Nativity scene, from 2018. 
From The Plain Dealer, December 21, 1945. 
Tree at Lackawanna County Courthouse last Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Electric Mindshaft

 We always liked to stop by the Mindshaft before Christmas, always got some good records in here. 227 Lackawanna Avenue, surprised the property hasn't been snapped up by now.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


 Pedestrians will need to be extra cautious this winter. Looks like Clueless Cognetti's is now having DPW plow snow onto the crosswalks at the street corners. As seen here in downtown Scranton. This is in addition to the traditional plowing of snow onto bridge sidewalks, as seen here on the Harrison Avenue Bridge on Sunday. There's also supposed to be bicycle lanes on the bridge, but they're covered as well. The city has been totally unresponsive to this issue for years, Connors, Cognetti administrations, doesn't matter. all the same, unresponsive and rude to boot. And we all know how busy DPW has been in the last month, skipping garbage pick-ups for several weeks. They literally skipped half our block multiple times, but I bet our "elected" officials have no such problems.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Plotkin Shoes

 A fire Saturday night destroyed this building, another landmark lost. Photo from September 12th. 

Monday, December 21, 2020

After The Storm

 Willow Street looking west on Thursday morning after the storm. 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Cleveland Skyline

 Cleveland skyline, from Edgewater Park, October 2019. 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Track Equipment

 Track equipment on Bridge 60, from last summer. 

Friday, December 18, 2020

Simomcelli Building

 The Simomcelli Building in downtown Jessup, from last month. 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Electric City Trolley

 Had hoped to catch the trolley at the tunnel this year, no such luck as the remaining trips were cancelled abruptly, by order of the governor. Instead here's a few from 2012 of Philadelphia Suburban 76 at the south end of Laurel Line Tunnel. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Station Park

 Station Park on Church Street in Jessup, adjacent to the Delaware & Hudson tracks. From last month. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Harrison Avenue

 Harrison Avenue, looking north from Roslyn on Sunday afternoon. 

Monday, December 14, 2020

Lackawanna County Courthouse

 The Lackawanna County Courthouse last month. 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Nickel Plate 514

 NKP 514 behind Lackawanna Station, November 2010. There's a real lack of Christmas trains this year.

Storywood Boutique

 Storywood Boutique, 2440 Euclid Avenue, in the old Sartorium space, the building, across the street from Fenn Tower on the Cleveland State University campus also housed the Down Under bar, and the Music Grotto record store. The name changed to Smoker's Warehouse sometime in 1975. This store closed in October 1976, and the contents moved to the Storywood store on 9th Street. The 9th Street location was somewhat notorious for some of the unsavory characters that frequented the shop.

From Scene, December 19-26, 1974. Drawing by Dale Stuckert.
                                                 From Scene, December 18-25, 1975.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Wabash 2409

  Wabash (Delaware-Lackawanna) 2409 along the parking lot fence behind the new bus station last month. 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Coventry Christmas

 A couple pages of ads, from Scene, November 26 - December 3, 1975. Coventry Road is located in fashionable Cleveland Heights. 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

First National Bank

 First National Bank on Church Street in downtown Jessup. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Delaware-Lackawanna 2457

 DL 2457 in the Steamtown Yard on Saturday afternoon. 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Remember Pearl Harbor

 Remember Pearl Harbor. 

From Boxoffice, May 9, 1942. 
From Motion Picture Herald, December 26, 1942.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Southbound Freight

 Southbound DL freight at Church Street in Jessup last Friday afternoon.