Sunday, July 31, 2022

Edgewater Park

 Edgewater Park postcard, postmarked, September 13, 1923.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022

Delaware & Hudson Caboose 35964

 D&H caboose 35964 on display outside the Carbondale city hall last week.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Allen Theatre: Uriah Heep

 Uriah Heep hit the Allen stage on Friday July 28, 1972. White Trash (the Apple Records group) were supposed to open. For weeks ahead of time people were calling and asking, “is that Edgar Winter’s White Trash?”  “No, it’s not.” White Trash were in some sort of barroom brawl in Chicago, and drummer Bobby Ramirez was killed, so they were unable to appear. Damnation, the local group opened. For some reason the usual group we used as ushers were unavailable, so we scrounged up some people from everywhere, they were the worst, most of them quickly vanished into the crowd once the doors opened. At the end of the night only about 2-3 of the flashlights were returned. The Allen had no working air conditioning, and it was hotter than hell in there. It was also quite a rowdy night, one of the torchlights on the east mezzanine was smashed by some bozo. Smitty and I tackled some guy who was about to toss one of those big brass standee poles over the side of the mezzanine.  The show was briefly stopped when a bunch of people climbed into one of the false boxes on the house right side. One of the more amusing incidents was a group of people climbing a vertical ladder alongside the stage that led to the roof, when the top guy peeked over the top and saw a policeman there, he jumped down a rung causing a chain reaction, along with a few bruised fingers. This was also the first show in Cleveland to ban bottles and cans, something I seriously claim credit for. I had read a few weeks earlier in Variety where they implemented a no bottle policy at the Kansas City Midland and said we should do the same. It would solve a lot of problems, people throwing bottles, plus the cost of having them hauled away afterwards. 

From Scene, July 13 - 19, 1972.
From Scene, July 22 - 26, 1972.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Von Storch

 The Delaware-Lackawanna Von Storch Shops in the former D&H Green Ridge Yard.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Hotel Chiellino

 The Hotel Chiellino at 63 River Street in Carbondale was constructed by Salvador & Antonio Chiellino in 1913. A real shame these towns neglect their historic structures.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Trip Wire

 Rather curious as to why the city allows this trip wire across the sidewalk, southwest corner, Moosic & Meadow. This has been here for months, it's dangerous, someone is going to get hurt here.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Lackawanna River

 The Lackawanna River, looking upstream from the 6th Street Bridge in Carbondale on Friday morning.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Lehigh Valley Caboose

 A Lehigh Valley caboose sitting in Steamtown Yard a few weeks ago. Once upon a time this was lettered and numbered, then was repainted a dozen years ago and never re-stenciled.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Illinois Central 790

 IC 790 at Steamtown last month.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Norfolk Southern 6957

 NS 6957 at Taylor a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Key Bank Tower

 Key Bank Tower in Downtown Cleveland back in May.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Green Ridge

 Looking west from the Green Ridge Yard a few weeks ago.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Delaware-Lackawanna 3643

 DL 3643 in the Steamtown Yard a few weeks ago.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Lackawanna 664

 We had this view of Lackawanna 664, from DL&W coach 335 on a trip from Carbondale down the D&H Penn Division back in August 2012. A great way to spend an afternoon.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Philadelphia Rapid Transit 8534

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

Friday, July 15, 2022

Nickel Plate 759

 NKP 759 at Steamtown last month.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Delaware - Lackawanna 3007

 DL 3007 at Steamtown Yard over the weekend.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Marion Street Footbridge

 The Marion Street footbridge over the D&H tracks near the Green Ridge Yard, a good viewing location. Last time we were here this was covered in ice, now there's no ice, just a few loose planks.

Theatres to Stay Closed

 This is 11 days before the Palace closed, and 11 days before the Apollo 11 moon landing. My favorite line is "The State will not be used as a theatre again." 

From the Plain Dealer, July 9, 1969. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Delaware - Lackawanna 41

 DL 41 at the Von Storch Shops last Saturday. The ALCO C420 was built as Long Island 211 in April 1964.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Canadian Pacific 2317

 CP 2317 sitting in the Steamtown Yard a few weeks ago. Once upon a time this was one of the primary Steamtown excursion locs, today it sits cold and forlorn.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Grain Car

At the end of a cut of grain cars along Ridge Row a couple weeks ago.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Canadian National 47

 CN 47 rusting away in the Steamtown Yard, from a couple weeks ago.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Pappou Restaurant

 When we're in the Cleveland area we often stop by Pappou Restaurant, 8320 Snow Road, Parma. We've been here quite a few times in the last few years, and it's always good, highly recommended!

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Wabash 2409

 Wabash (Delaware-Lackawanna) 2409 at Steamtown Yard a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Step Falls

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Scranton Skyline

 View from the new Harrison Avenue Bridge on Sunday morning.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Independence Day

 Happy Independence Day!

From the Plain Dealer, July 4, 1958.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Ridge Row

 Looking west along Ridge Row from the Hat Factory, seen on the right, a couple weeks ago.

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Erie-Lackawanna C 191

 EL caboose C 191 sitting in Steamtown Yard a couple weeks ago.