Sunday, December 31, 2023

Church of the Ascension

 Church of the Ascension, 13216 Detroit Avenue, from a couple weeks ago.

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Clifton Boulevard

 Clifton Boulevard looking west from Cove Avenue last week, hate crossing this street.

Friday, December 29, 2023

Shore Restaurant

We stopped by the Shore Restaurant the other day;12009 Detroit Avenue, this is always a great spot for breakfast or lunch.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Madison Avenue

 Looking west on Madison Avenue from Wyandotte Avenue a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Nickel Plate 514

 NKP 514 as DL&W 514 back in May 1996 at the Steamtown roundhouse.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023


 Construction along Edgewater Drive, an inconvenience that's been going on for far too long. No end in sight.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas!

1912 postcard.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Nativity Scene

 Nativity scene in an alleyway off Moosic Street, December 21st, 2013.

Saturday, December 23, 2023


 The Exchange, 1836 Coventry Road, this was always a great looking building, used to be a video rental store years ago.

Friday, December 22, 2023

New York Central

 The former New York Central station in Syracuse, after the Central moved the station to East Syracuse this became the bus station, which had been damaged by fire when this image was taken, May 28, 1996.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Cleveland Curiosities

 We were at Cleveland Curiosities, 13375 Madison Avenue on Saturday, this is the most unusual store, a bit on the macabre side, but well worth a visit.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Salvaged Boutique

 We stopped by the Salvaged Boutique, 13383 Madison Avenue on Saturday afternoon, an interesting aray of items, a neat little shop.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023


 We stopped by Souvenir, 13700 Madison Avenue, it's a pretty neat store, and we found a plethora of items!

Monday, December 18, 2023

Dearborn Station

 Dearborn Station, Chicago, we haven't been here in years.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Cuyahoga River

 The New York Central lift bridge at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River from a few weeks ago.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Conrail 6773

 CR 6773 passing the New York Central's East Syracuse station, May 28, 1996.

Friday, December 15, 2023

Flats East Bank

 Flats East Bank from the West Bank a few weeks ago.

Thursday, December 14, 2023


 A longtime fav, CN 3254 and CP 2317 behind the Steamtown Mall, December 6, 2008.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Official Guide

 We obtained a couple of these at the Berea Train Show in October, this is the first one I've gotten with this sticker on the cover. Interesting how the UP passed the copies down the line to the smaller stations. These came out monthly and have all the railway and steamship timetables for North American, fascinating.

Hampshire Road

 Hampshire Road, looking west from Coventry last Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Mac's Backs

 We stopped by Mac's Backs, 1820 Coventry Road on Saturday afternoon, it was a great as always. This place has been here for years and has always been a great store, glad to see it still is, stop by, you won't be disappointed. Below a couple pages from their flyer.

We have a few of these, Carlo Wolff's Invisible Soul is great, I'm reading Drugs and Other Things to Do in Cleveland by Francis Elizabeth now, and it's quite entertaining. The Jeff Suntala plein air calendar with Cleveland scenes is outstanding.

Monday, December 11, 2023

Big Fun

 We stopped by the Big Fun pop-up store, 1814 Coventry Road on Saturday. Wow! What an array of ultra-cool stuff, well worth the visit.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Cuyahoga River

 Cuyahoga River, looking downstream from the Center Street Bridge a few weeks back.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Center Street

 Center Street looking north from near Riverbed Street a few weeks ago.

Friday, December 8, 2023

Blue Cafe

 We like to stop by the Blue Cafe, 15715 Madison Avenue every so often, this is a pretty cool spot!

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Remember Pearl Harbor

 Plain Dealer, December 8, 1941.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Puritas Nursery Train Exhibit

 We stopped by Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue on Sunday, quite the extensive display here, even the Beatles were on a rooftop. This is the twentieth year for the display, and it's free. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Nicholson House

We stopped by the Nicholson House, 13335 Detroit Avenue, the oldest wood-framed house in Lakewood for the annual Christmas Sale last Saturday.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Philadelphia Suburban 76

 Philadelphia Suburban 76 at the Steamtown boarding platform, November 30, 2013.

Sunday, December 3, 2023

St. Peter's Cathedral

 St. Peter's Cathedral, February 16, 2019.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Cleveland Skyline

 View from the West Bank of the Flats last Saturday afternoon. 

Friday, December 1, 2023

Westbound Freight

 Norfolk Southern 9833 and 9723 lead a westbound freight across the New York Central liftbridge at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River last Saturday afternoon.

This is the first time I captured three forms of transportation in one photo. On the left the last of the containers can be seen, meanwhile an airplane passes by on its way to Burke Airport, and a ship can be seen in the distance beyond the bridge. It was quite a day!

Thursday, November 30, 2023


 A large crane was blocking Detroit Avenue in Lakewood on a Saturday morning a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Frank's Falafel House

 We stopped by Frank's Falafel House, 1823 W 65th Street, at Franklin again last week, great lunch. They also have an all-day breakfast here. This is a great place to go.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Space Available

 Space Available in this building at 14414 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood.

TJ's Butcher Block & Deli

 TJs Butcher Block & Deli, 14415 Detroit Avenue, this place is the best!

Monday, November 27, 2023

Hall Block

 The Hall Block on Detroit Avenue in downtown Lakewood.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

First Presbyterian Church

 First Presbyterian Church on Public Square a few weeks ago.

Saturday, November 25, 2023


 View of the new Sherwin-Williams Building, from the Flats a couple weeks ago.

Friday, November 24, 2023


 If it's Gibbons...