Monday, January 31, 2022

Orchard Street

 Looking west down Orchard Street from near Crown Avenue last week.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

River Street

 Looking west on River Street from near Crown Avenue last week.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Southside Alley

 An alleyway on Southside looking north the other day.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Loew's State

 At Loew's State, from the waning days of Lee & Jake's ill-advised venture into big time vaude. Loew leased the State to the Shubert's for the 1922-23 season. From the Plain Dealer, January 28, 1923.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Hemlock Street

 Hemlock Street looking west from Crown Avenue last weekend.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Step Falls

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

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Scranton Skyline

 View from the new Harrison Avenue Bridge on Saturday Afternoon.

Monday, January 24, 2022


 People drive way too fast on neighborhood streets.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Stafford Meadowbrook

 A couple views along Stafford Meadowbrook, from near the south end of Laurel Line Tunnel last Sunday.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Red Carpet Inn

 The Red Carpet Inn on Franklin Avenue last fall. Always amusing that the Chamber of Commerce would have this motel, and its hookers, listed as one of the best places to stay, amazing at how backwards it is here.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Pittston Avenue

 Pittston Avenue looking south, from the other day.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Illegal Dumping

 An old telly dumped along the banks of Stafford Meadow Brook the other day.

Really tired of living in the part of town where people come to dump their trash. I wonder if anyone at City Hall ever listens to people from this part of town.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Laurel Line Tunnel

 The south end of Laurel Line Tunnel on Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


 An empty playground on Sunday afternoon.

This is at McNichols Plaza School, I don't think I've ever seen kids play on this equipment. In fact, it's rare to see kids around here at all, and there's a halfway decent ball field down here.

Monday, January 17, 2022

New Harrison Avenue Bridge

 View from Minichello Park a couple weeks ago.

Apparently when you cross the bridge into South Scranton, motorists are required to toss their trash out the window.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

55 Public Square

 Cleveland's first post-war skyscraper, the Illuminating Co. building, is being converted into apartments.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Key Bank Tower

 The Key Bank Tower on a murky day in Cleveland, May 2018.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Wabash 2409

 Wabash (DL) 2409 at Steamtown last October.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Long Island RR Snowplow 193

 Long Island Railroad rotary snowplow 193, at Steamtown last fall. The plow was built by Cooke in Patterson N.J. in 1898 and remained in service until 1965. Photo from last October.

Cuyahoga River

 The Mouth of the Cuyahoga River, from the New York Central lift bridge, last summer. The white building on the right is the Coast Guard Station.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Nickel Plate 514

 NKP 514 at Steamtown last summer, sure looking forward to warmer weather.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Minichello Park

 A few views of Minichello Park from last week.

Unfortunately, the city allows people to drink beer in here, the empty cans are apparently tossed over the side onto the railroad tracks, the ones that don't make it end up on the rocks below. I feel bad for the people living in the adjacent house.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Reading 902 - 903

Reading 902-903 at Steamtown Yard last fall.


Sunday, January 9, 2022

Delaware - Lackawanna Power

 A pair of DL locs at Steamtown Yard last fall.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Track Equipment

 Track equipment along Ridge Row on the Lackawanna Main last November.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Spruce Street

 Spruce Street looking west from behind the UofS last month.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Step Falls

 Step Falls from the new Harrison Avenue Bridge on New Year's Day.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Scranton Skyline

 View from the new Harrison Avenue Bridge on a bleak New Year's Day.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Everywhere There's Signs

 They never go away, they just multiply, adding to the ghetto vibe the mayor is apparently going for.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Chick's Diner

 Chick's Diner at 1032 Moosic Street, a South Scranton landmark since 1946, closed for the last couple years, a rather forlorn sight as of late.

Years ago I made a scale copy of this sign for the Plasticville Diner on the Christmas Tree RR.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Alder Street

 Alder Street, looking west on a bleak New Year's Day.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year

 Happy New Year!

From the Plain Dealer, December 31, 1943.
From the Plain Dealer, December 30, 1934.