Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Bernie's Model Railroad Shop

 We made another visit to Bernie's Train Shop, 400 Church Street in Jessup, last week. Such a great store, huge selection of N and O along with HO items. Most of the stock is unique one-of-a-kind models. I got some cool passenger cars I was so enamored with I forgot to take a couple interior views. Hours: Thursday 5-8, Fridays 5-8, Saturdays 12-8 Sundays 10-4. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021

Center Street

 Center Street looking east on Saturday afternoon. 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Stafford Meadowbrook

 Stafford Meadowbrook last Sunday afternoon, near the south end of Laurel Line Tunnel. The rotting mattress that's been here for the last few years finally washed downstream over the winter.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Illegal Dumping

 Spotted more illegal dumping the other day while out for a walk. On the hillside at the south end of Laurel Line Tunnel, off Old Log Road. Hope it gets cleaned up before the trolley excursions start, but I'm not holding my breath, nobody important lives around here. The City of Scranton seems to be run for the benefit of an elite few.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Delaware - Lackawanna 2045

 DL 2045 in the Steamtown Yard last Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Playhouse Square

 49 years ago today was my first day at Playhouse Square, quite the weekend.

From The Plain Dealer Action Tab, March 17, 1972.
From The Plain Dealer Action Tab, March 10, 1972.

Jessup Miner Memorial

 The Miner's Memorial in Jessup, across from Station Park on Church Street.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Delaware - Lackawanna 2461

 DL 2461 behind the new bus station on the C'dale main on Saturday morning.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Ruins of Plane Number 5

 We went up East Mountain last week, haven't been up here in ages. Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad Plane 5 operated from 1850 - 1880 and was part of a series of planes used to move coal to Hawley on the D&H canal from down in the Pittston area.

From an 1877 insurance map. Note, not all roads/lots platted were constructed. The present day Erie Railroad, Wyoming Division tracks, now out of service, more or less follow the light track in this map.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Laurel Line Bridge

 The Laure Line Bridge over Roaring Brook, from last week. 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Delaware - Lackawanna 2423

 DL 2423 at Steamtown Yard last Sunday morning.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Erie Railroad: Wyoming Division

 Went for a little walk down the Wyoming Division last week, from mile 13.3 to about 12.5.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Southside Alley

 Trash blowing down an alley in South Scranton. (Note, the trash pictured did not originate from any properties in this photograph)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Step Falls

 Step Falls from the Harrison Avenue Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The falls was roaring from the spring freshet.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Scranton Skyline

 View from the Harrison Avenue Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, March 15, 2021

From A Distance

 View from along the Erie tracks on East Mountain on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

 The Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Courthouse Square a few weeks ago.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Spruce Street

 Spruce Street looking west from South Washington on a bleak Saturday afternoon a couple weeks ago.

City Ice

 City Ice ad, from The Plain Dealer, March 9, 1921.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Along The Lackawanna

 Looking west along the Lackawanna tracks towards Lackawanna Station on a dreary Saturday a couple weeks ago. 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Emerson Gill

 Longtime Cleveland bandleader Emerson Gill.

From The Plain Dealer, March 2, 1924. The Bamboo Garden was a fashionable Uptown nightclub at 105th & Euclid. 
From The Plain Dealer, February 26, 1966.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Stone Steps

 Stone steps along the Erie tracks, near mile 13 from Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Illegal Dumping

 No matter where you go, some bozo has been there to dump his trash. This is along the Erie tracks off River Street in South Scranton, near mile 13.1.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Scranton Mansion

 The former residence of the Scranton family on the UofS campus last month. 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Out A Train Window

 On Amtrak 48, the Lake Shoe Limited, outside Rochester a couple years ago.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Cycle Show Rumble

 A benefit to buy wheelchairs for crippled kids goes horribly awry. Later a couple dozen went to jail for a few months, none longer than six. Today the site of the Polish Women's Hall is home to a big parking lot with an Auto Zone store.

From The Plain Dealer, March 4, 1971.
From The Plain Dealer, March 7, 1971.
From The Plain Dealer, March 7, 1971.
From The Plain Dealer, March 8, 1971.
From The Plain Dealer, March 8, 1971.
From The Plain Dealer, March 8, 1971.

From The Plain Dealer, March 8, 1971.
From The Plain Dealer, March 8, 1971.
From The Plain Dealer, March 8, 1971.
From The Plain Dealer, March 8, 1971.