Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Depew, Lancaster & Western 1804

 Depew, Lancaster & Western 1804 on the Carbondale main near Bridge 60 Tower on Saturday afternoon.

Monday, August 30, 2021

South Side Skyline

 View from the Lackawanna Railroad bridge over the Spruce Street Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Roaring Brook

 Looking upstream at Roaring Brook from the Laurel Line Bridge and Philadelphia Suburban 80 a few weeks ago. The new Harrison Avenue Bridge is at top.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Fenn Tower

 Fenn Tower at 24th & Euclid on the Cleveland State University campus. This was originally the Town & Country Club before becoming the longtime home to Fenn College.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Royal Way

 Royal Way on the UofS campus, been ages since we've been there, not sure when we'll be there again. We miss coming here on Sundays for coffee.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Rolling Stones

 The recent passing of Charlie Watts brought back memories of 1978, I saw them twice, first in Cleveland on July 1, then in Buffalo on July 4, good times.

Plain Dealer, July 2, 1978.
Plain Dealer, July 2, 1978. This was a far cry from their first Cleveland appearance, where only 1,000 people caught their act.
Plain Dealer, November 4, 1964.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Hill Section

 Scranton's Hill section, from the south end of the new Harrison Avenue Bridge.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Grain Cars

 Grain cars on the Lackawanna main along Ridge Row last week.

Monday, August 23, 2021


 Vines growing on an abandoned house in Scranton.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Scranton Skyline

 View from the new Harrison Avenue Bridge on a murky Saturday. 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Reading 902-903

 RDG 902-903 at Steamtown a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

International Trade & Fair

 This past week marked the 49th anniversary of the end of International Trade & Fair which was in the Palace lobby 1970-72. Smitty and I helped remove most of the trade fair's chandeliers in the days following the auction. This would eventually lead to the reopening of the Palace the following year.

Plain Dealer, August 7, 1972.
International Trade & Fair brochure, 1970, from the Cleveland Memory Project.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Disabled UPS Truck

 Something you don't see everyday, a UPS truck needing a tow, last Saturday in South Scranton. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Field of Weeds

 The Field of Weeds is no more, PennDot came by a week or so ago.

Monday, August 16, 2021


 49 years ago today, Chi-Lites at the Allen, from Scene, August 3 - 9, 1972. 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Scranton Mansion

 The Scranton Mansion on the UofS campus a couple weeks ago.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Hemlock Street

 Hemlock Street looking west from Crown Avenue a couple weeks ago.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Lehigh Valley 414

 LV 414 at Steamtown a couple weeks ago.


 Came across this box of Higbee notecards the other day.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Canadian National 47

 CN 47 rusting away at Steamtown.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

We Buy Signs

 These We Buy... signs popped up in our neighborhood last year, some are gone, but many remain, and new ones have popped up. It gives the neighborhood a nice ghetto feel, thanks mayor.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Lackawanna Avenue

  A couple views along Lackawanna Avenue from last week.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Delaware - Lackawanna 211

 DL 211 on the Carbondale main behind the new bus station last Saturday.

Sunday, August 8, 2021


 A couple squirrels along Ridge Row on the UofS campus last week.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Nickel Plate 514

 NKP 514 at Steamtown on Sunday morning.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Lackawanna Avenue Clock

 A reminder the Lackawanna Avenue Clock is still not working. Apparently this was just intended as a tax payer funded prop back in 2009, it's been out-of-service for the last few years. The clueless mayor had her campaign headquarters 150 feet from the clock, in one of the empty storefronts in the background, paid no attention to the clock. 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Lackawanna County Courthouse

 The Lackawanna County Courthouse last Saturday morning.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Step Falls

 Step Falls from the new Harrison Avenue Bridge on Saturday morning.