Monday, March 31, 2008
We stopped by Luna Park yesterday morning, and I got another photo of this. On second look this is too big to be the base of a ticket office, so maybe it is part of the Circus Platform. This view is looking back towards the entrance of the park.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
I'm not 100% sure, but I think this could be a footer from the Scenic Railway. This is located on a ledge, just above the DL&W tracks, where the Scenic Railway once ran. It's on a level area, that runs just below where the base of the footbridge is, on the Luna side of Roaring Brook.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
We stopped by Luna Park on Sunday. We spotted this foundation, not sure what this is from. I think it could be the base of the ticket kiosk near the Circus Platform, just to the east of the Shoot-the-Shoot remains.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Not sure what this is, but it appears to be some sort of old direction signs. This is along the Laurel Line, in between Connell Junction and Virginia, on the west side of the tracks along a path leading to Ore Mine Road. I wonder if there was another road that split off Ore Mine Road down here.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Another view of Ore Mine Road, looking south, towards Virginia, from last Monday. This road runs along the west bank of Stafford's Meadow Brook, from St Mary's German Catholic Cemetery to Virginia, then heads east from there.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
We caught this view of the Step Falls from the Harrison Avenue Bridge this afternoon. This is on the Roaring Brook, downstream from Nay Aug Park. The Central Scranton Expressway can be seen in the background. The Expressway is seen in the opening credits of the NBC show, "The Office." The bridge over the Expressway is I-81.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
At Virginia, next to the tracks are the ruins of this building. This is about where the footbridge once crossed the Laurel Line tracks. A number of Post-war photos of this area show a shell of a building next to the footbridge, this must be all that's left of it. Looking closely there's a rusted out bicycle frame abandoned here in the rubble. In the distance, through the trees, the Erie's Wyoming Division can be seen.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
At Virginia there is this section of Laurel Line track that was taken out of service when the Erie-Lackawanna abandoned the Laurel Line south of this point, on Thursday, September 14, 1961. A connection was built here to the Erie's Wyoming Division, which is in use today to take the trolley to the county stadium. This track once headed south to Pittston and Wilkes-Barre.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
We hiked down to this point, known as Virginia on the Laurel Line, note the sign by the switchstand. This is where the junction with the Minooka Branch splits off. The switch is visible in the photo. The road crossing heads over towards the Erie tracks which are in close proximity, to the left. A little further south is Montage Mountain, and the Lackawanna County Stadium.
Monday, March 3, 2008
One of the wetland areas along the Laurel Line, still covered with ice. This is between the Laurel Line and the Erie's Wyoming Division tracks. The remains of the Meadow Brook Crushed Stone Company are also near this site.
We took a hike down the Laurel Line this morning. Here's a view of the bridge abutments, looking south, at about 10:30 this morning. The weather was warm, and the snow was melting. There were no bees to be seen around here today.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
A view of Playhouse Square in the 1930's. The old Higbee Co. Building is on the left. They moved to their Public Square location in 1932. This would later become the location of Sterling-Lindner-Davis. The Playhouse Square theatres are in the distance, looking east up Euclid Avenue. The large electric sign atop the B.F. Keith Building reads RKO Vaudeville. For a brief period of time in the early 1920's the Keith Building was the largest building between New York and Chicago.