Saturday, July 31, 2021

Reading 903 - 902

 Reading 903 - 902 alongside Reading 2124 at Steamtown earlier this month.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Delaware - Lackawanna 2461

 DL 2461 behind the new bus station on the Carbondale main a few weeks ago.

Thursday, July 29, 2021


 Entrance to the Scranton Times building, 149 Penn Avenue, from a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Parkview Theatre

 The Parkview Theatre at 3169 East 93rd Street. I'm unsure how long this operated as a picture house, they didn't run many ads in the paper. Today the building is Queen Esther Hall and is available for rent, 216-229-5597. 

From Exhibitors Herald, August 14, 1920.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Hemlock Street

 This orange cone has been sitting in the middle of Hemlock Street, between Stafford and Meadow for about a month now. Originally thought it was warning of something, but there doesn't appear to be anything worthy of such a warning. I almost wonder if this fell off the back of a truck and nobody wants to touch it because it looks "official."

Monday, July 26, 2021

Philadelphia Rapid Transit 8534

 Philadelphia Rapid Transit 8534 outside the Trolley Museum a couple weeks ago.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Stafford Meadowbrook

 A couple views of Stafford Meadowbrook, near the Laurel Line tunnel, last Sunday morning.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Nickel Plate 514

 Not the best, but it's been awhile since we've seen NKP 514, last Saturday morning at Steamtown.

Friday, July 23, 2021

South Scranton Skyline

 Looking south from along Ridge Row a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Philadelphia Suburban 80

 Philadelphia Suburban 80 at the south end of Laurel Line tunnel on Sunday morning. Electric City Trolley Museum excursions run:10:30 AM, 12:00 noon, 1:30 PM and 3:15 PM Thursday through Sunday until the end of October, Santa trolley trips are usually scheduled weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas as well.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Illegal Dumping

 Along Old Log Road, near the rear of McNichol's Plaza School, is this. People dumping their trash in the city is more annoying than the city's lack of response to this problem.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Steamtown Mall Walkway

 Glad to see the walkway from the Steamtown Mall is now open. Not sure why it's now safe to use, as opposed to a couple weeks ago.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Lehigh Valley 1901

 LV 1901 at Steamtown on Saturday morning.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Orchard Street

 Orchard Street looking west from McGuinness Court last week.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Field of Weeds

 A ragweed covered lot at the north end of the new Harrison Avenue Bridge last week. Funny how when these eyesores are owned by the government they don't have to cut the weeds down. Wonder where Clueless Cognetti is on this? Do as I say and not as I do, I guess.

Friday, July 16, 2021

UofS Garbage Truck

 Spotted this along Ridge Row last week, the U is the size of a small city during the school year hence the need for the enhanced sanitation department. Now I need one in HO scale.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Delaware - Lackawanna 3642

 DL 3642 in Steamtown Yard a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

MacAndrews and Forbes Co 10

 MacAndrews and Forbes Company 10, in front of the trolley museum. This loc was built in the 20's as shop switcher for a licorice manufacturing company in Camden N.J.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Bishop Hoban

 Bishop Hoban, on the anniversary of him becoming Archbishop.

Street Art

 Spotted this along Penn Avenue a couple weeks ago.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Grain Cars

 A trio of grain cars along Ridge Row on Saturday morning.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Commonwealth Coffee

 We stopped by Commonwealth Coffee the other day, at 101 Penn Avenue, at Lackawanna, across from the Steamtown Mall, and that popular coffee chainstore. This is much better.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Reading 2124

 Reading 2124, alongside Reading 903 last Saturday afternoon in the Steamtown yard.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Step Falls

 Step Falls from the new Harrison Avenue Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Scranton Skyline

 View from the new Harrison Avenue Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Union Pacific 4012

 UP 4012 in the Steamtown parking lot on Saturday afternoon. The 4012 was cosmetically restored last winter, looks pretty good.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Louis Armstrong

 Louis Armstrong passed away fifty years ago today. My favorites where his Twenties stuff, Hot Fives, Hot Sevens.

From Scene, July 15 - 21, 1971.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Jim Morrison

 Saturday marked 50 years since Jim Morrison's passing.

From the Plain Dealer, February 14, 1970. They sold out three shows in two days. This also shows what an idiot Morrison was. These three shows made up for the one Public Hall show they had to cancel a year earlier due to Morrison's legal problems in Miami. The City of Cleveland would not allow them to play in Public Hall as a result. So instead of one show in a 10,000 seat hall, they did three shows in a 2,860 seat hall.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Independence Day

 Happy Independence Day!

From the Plain Dealer, July 4, 1941.
From the Plain Dealer, July 4, 1943.
From the Plain Dealer, July 4, 1931.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Rahway Valley 15

 Rahway Valley 15 rusting away in the Steamtown Yard last week.