Thursday, June 30, 2022

Jersey Central Freight Station

 The Jersey Central Freight Station a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Lackawanna Avenue

 A few views along Lackawanna Avenue from an overcast Saturday a couple weeks ago.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Bridge 60

 Caught a little activity on Bridge 60 last Tuesday morning.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Ridge Row Construction

 Some construction work along Ridge Row, from last week.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Lackawanna River

 Looking upstream on the Lackawanna River from the Lackawanna Avenue Bridge last Saturday, St. Mary's Church can be seen in the distance.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Reading 2124

 RDG 2124 at Steamtown last Saturday afternoon.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Locomotive Refueling

 DL locs being refueled on Tuesday morning at Steamtown Yard.

Addy's Diner

 Last month we had a most unpleasant experience at Addy's Diner, in the Colonial (5th Street) Arcade, 530 Euclid Avenue. I don't know what the problem was, but from the minute we walked in we were greeted with hostility. They didn't have any of the three items I tried to order, so I finished my iced tea and we left. The entire time, I was being badmouthed by the waitress for not ordering the most expensive item on the menu. We went there because we'd heard good things about the place, big mistake. They didn't have three menu items at lunch time! I was willing to be flexible, but I wasn't going to order something I didn't want. We think they were hostile to us because we were from out-of-town, funny thing is forty-five years ago I lived in an apartment upstairs in the Colonial Hotel, there was a good restaurant in here back then. We'll avoid the Fifth Street Arcade in the future.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Nickel Plate 514

 NKP 514 returning from an up-valley excursion last Saturday afternoon, behind the new bus station.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Renaissance Park

 We stopped by Renaissance Park on Saturday, despite what the sign says, not open. It must be a real challenge for the Park Service to send someone over to unlock the gate. Once again, the Scranton taxpayer is cheated out of a park they paid for.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Lackawanna 426

 DL&W 426 by the Steamtown turntable last Saturday afternoon.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Lackawanna Avenue Clock

 A reminder the taxpayer funded Lackawanna Avenue Clock still isn't working, much like mayor Cognetti. Last week our trash didn't get picked up, great leadership Miss Mayor.

Sunday, June 19, 2022


 Looking west along the Lackawanna main from along Ridge Row on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Pennsylvania 477768

 PRR cabin car 477768 at Steamtown in June 2010.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Canadian National 3254

 CN 3254 at the Steamtown roundhouse, October 1997.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Reading 902 - 903

 RDG 902 - 903 at Steamtown in June 2012.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Bloody Rock

 The Bloody Rock on Susquehanna Avenue in Wyoming where over a dozen settlers had their skulls caved in by indians in 1778. From August 1997.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Philadelphia Suburban 80

 Philadelphia Suburban 80 at the Steamtown boarding platform back in May 2018.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Minichello Park

 A couple views of Minichello Park from last Sunday.

Dairy Deli

 Dairy Deli sign in suburban Cleveland, last month.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

17th Street

 17th Street, looking south along the outside of the Palace auditorium. The fire escapes were the ones that were installed in 1977. The original ones were removed following the 1969 closing, rendering the auditorium practically unusable.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Grain Cars

 A long cut of grain cars on the Lackawanna main.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

 Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Cleveland's Public Square, from last month.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Moosic Street

 Moosic Street looking west from Crown Avenue last Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Step Falls

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Scranton Skyline

 View from the new Harrison Avenue Bridge on Sunday morning.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Baldwin Locomotive Works 26

 BLW 26 at Steamtown, June 2017.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Cuyahoga River

Looking upstream along the Cuyahoga River a few weeks ago.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Allen Theatre" The Man and His Music"

 Fifty years ago today, the first of two gospel shows produced by James Bullard.

Flyer from the show.
From the Plain Dealer, June 3, 1972.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Rail Analyzer Car

 A former Conrail rail analyzer car along Ridge Row back in June 2017.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Keith's Prospect Fire

 Today is the anniversary of the June 1, 1908, B.F. Keith's Prospect Theatre fire, which cost legendary actor Eugene Jepson his life.

B.F. Keith's Prospect Theatre, 619 Prospect Avenue, from the Western Reserve Historical Society.
From the Plain Dealer, May 31, 1908.
From the Plain Dealer, June 2, 1908.
From the Plain Dealer, June 2, 1908.
From the Plain Dealer, June 2, 1908.
From Variety, June 6, 1908.
From the Plain Dealer, June 2, 1908. A rare occasion to see vaude in the otherwise legit Colonial Theatre, 803 Superior Avenue.