Friday, August 29, 2008

New York Ontario & Western: Carbondale Pa.

Another view from behind the cemetery.

New York Ontario & Western: Carbondale Pa.

At the back of Maplewood Cemetery one can look down onto the former O&W right-of-way. At this time of year it's more like a jungle. Recently volunteers have been cleaning up this cemetery, which is Carbondale's oldest.

New York Ontario & Western: Carbondale Pa.

These piers once supported either Bridge 10, or Bridge 91/2. The O&W passenger station would have been somewhere on the right. This is just off Dundaff Street.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New York Ontario & Western: Carbondale Pa.

A closer look at the pier reveals that the line was once single track.

New York Ontario & Western: Carbondale Pa.

Looking the other way, one sees a bridge pier from the New York Ontario & Western Scranton Division through Carbondale. This was once part of Bridge No. 11. The D&H tracks are in the foreground.

Delaware & Hudson: Carbondale Pa.

Looking down the tracks, towards the station. The Heritage Valley Explorer can be seen in the distance. This was once the triple track mainline of the D&H through Carbondale.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Carbondale: Gravity Park

A view of Gravity Park in Carbondale. This is the monument to the D&H Gravity RR which was dedicated in 1928 on the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Delaware & Hudson gravity road to Honesdale, and the opening of the D&H canal to Kingston NY. The D&H was the first million dollar corporation in the United States. The park has recently been cleaned up with new walkways and fencing.

Delaware & Hudson: Carbondale

We rode the Heritage Explorer train up to Carbondale. It was powered by Nickle Plate Road GP-9 No.514. This view is at the station in Carbondale.

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, about 11:15 yesterday morning. On Saturday afternoon, the Scranton Fire Department had to rescue a girl that jumped into the gorge at this location. That was at least the third time this summer that some fool had to get pulled from the water down here.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Pennsylvania Coal Co. Railroad: Plane No.5

A view of one of the remaining walls, with debris from a squatter's cabin in the foreground.

Pennsylvania Coal Co. Railroad: Plane No.5

Looking down the cut at the top of the plane. It's pretty well overgrown at this time of year.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pennsylvania Coal Co. Railroad: Plane No.5

Looking south, towards the cut at the top of the hill.

Pennsylvania Coal Co. Railroad: Plane No.5

A view of the right-of-way, at the top of the plane.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Electric City Trolley

Seconds after we caught the Steamtown train, the trolley begins it's run to Moosic.


On Saturday we caught the Steamtown train running backwards through the former Lackawanna yard.

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, about 10:30 yesterday morning.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Laurel Line: Connell Junction

The trolley continues south, as it passes the old bridge abutments.

Laurel Line: Connell Junction

We caught the trolley this morning, passing Connell Junction.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Stafford Meadow Brook

Another view. After heavy rains, this tranquil looking stream often turns into a raging torrent.

Stafford Meadow Brook

Stafford's Meadow Brook looks pretty tranquil in this view, from last month.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Scranton: Markowitz Brothers

Another Downtown Scranton landmark is coming down soon. This building on the corner of Wyoming and Linden Streets will soon be demolished to make way for a new six story apartment building. Markowitz has moved down the street to the Forum at 222 Linden Street. The Federal Building can be seen in the background, on the left.

Lackawanna Railroad: Scranton

On Saturday we caught one of Steamtown's short runs running backwards, towards the station. The Steamtown Mall can be seen on the left.

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, about 11:30 yesterday morning.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Erie Railroad: Wyoming Division

Another view of the area around West Junction.

Erie Railroad: Wyoming Division

As summer progresses, the tracks become increasingly overgrown.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Globe Theatre

A view of the former Globe Theatre at 902-904 Pittston Avenue. I don't know much about the years this was in operation, but according to some various Film Daily Yearbooks, it had about 650 seats and was once operated by the Paramount-Publix chain.

No. 30 School

A view of the former No. 30 School, also known as Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary. This neighborhood landmark is now the home of a moving and storage company.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Roaring Brook

Roaring Brook looks rather serene in this view from last week.

Nay Aug Park

On our way down to the falls yesterday, we spotted this tree frog along the Davis Trail.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, about 11:15 this morning.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Another view from the walkway that runs down from the Steamtown Mall.


Last Saturday we caught Canadian National 3254 outside the roundhouse.