Friday, September 28, 2007
An ad for several Belkin Productions from September, 1972. T-Rextacy never quite caught on in the U.S. This show at the Allen Theatre would be as close as it got. The Allen was about half filled for this show, around 1,500 were there. This was The Slider tour, they handed out hundreds of T-Rex buttons, which ended up all over the place. I wish I still had a few of them now. The opening act was pretty lame, but Marc Bolan and company didn't disappoint the fans there that night. Our boxoffice window ended up smashed out after the show. We weren't quite sure exactly when that happened, but it was an expensive thing to replace. Hard to believe this was 35 years ago tonight, and only one member of the group is still alive. Five years after this, Marc Bolan would be in a fatal auto accident. Check out some of those other shows. I turned down tix for the Bowie show at Music Hall, which I later regretted.
Monday, September 24, 2007
We spotted this woolly worm yesterday in the Watres Addition to Nay Aug Park. This is also known as a woolly bear caterpillar. According to legend, the longer the orange part of the caterpillar the shorter the winter will be. Ironically, they had a big Woollybear Festival in downtown Vermilion Ohio yesterday, sponsored by longtime Cleveland weatherman, Dick Goddard.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
We walked a little further north today, and found the whistle post. This is north of Sadler Street, and just above Sand Street, in Dunmore. We're still looking for Milepost 14, and 15. Due to the heavy growth along the tracks, sometimes it's easy to overlook things. Sometimes it's hard to even see the tracks themselves.
On our walk this morning, we came across this path that runs up the hillside, east of the Erie tracks. This goes to Elmhurst Boulevard. It appears to be rather old, and well defined. This area is part of the Watres Addition to Nay Aug Park. It is not the easiest place to get to from the rest of Nay Aug, since it's cut off by I-81.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
We hiked a little bit north of Sadler Street yesterday morning. It was the furthest north we'd hiked. I was hoping to spot a milepost, or a whistle post on the other side of Sadler St. Instead we spotted this mine opening. This is somplace around the Scranton-Dunmore border. This is a slightly better copy of the photo that I posted here yesterday.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
This morning we hiked down the Erie tracks, again. This is the rock cut at the end of summer. This week we didn't hike along the ridge on the top left of the photo. Lots of ragweed growing in the area. We saw a fox this morning as well.
Friday, September 14, 2007
This is a good example of what the terrain is like in the area. We had thought we could walk along the top of the ridge and get back down further north. We eventually gave up on that idea, as the path we followed disappeared into heavy ground cover.
On our hike up through the rock cut we came across a stretch of abandoned roadway. At one time this road went east to Elmhurst Boulevard. Somewhere south of here should be an abandoned stretch of Elmhurst Blvd., but we've yet to come across that.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Last night we attended the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees- Richmond Braves playoff game. Unfortunetly Scranton lost, and is now down 2 games to 1, in the best of 5 series.
This view id the center field scoreboard, prior to the game.
A view of the Meadow Brook Valley, from Friday, August, 17. This wetland area is south of the Meadow Brook Crushed Stone Co., and between the Erie and the Laurel Line tracks. The Erie tracks are covered by trees on the hillside in the background.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
As the trolley passes us, it heads south towards the Stafford Avenue overpass, partially visable in the distance, and ultimately Moosic. When the Laurel Line was in operation there was a South Scranton station that would have been between the tunnel and Stafford Ave. Not sure of it's actual location, but it would have been visible in a photo taken from this spot 60 years ago.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
This is somewhat of an arty shot of a lineside telegraph pole. This is just above the Nay Aug Tunnels in Nay Aug Park. The Lackawanna didn't run these lines through the tunnel, but went over the top of the hill.
This morning, Sunday, September 2, we caught a Canadian Pacific train headed east, just east of Myrtle Street, on the former Lackawanna mainline. This area is just east of Nay Aug Park. Joseph Street is on the left of the photo.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
On display in Nay Aug Park is this passenger car from The Pennsylvania Coal Co.'s gravity railroad. Although primarily a coal carrier, passengers could ride cars like this one. These cars last saw service when the Erie RR turned the Gravity into a conventional steam railroad.