Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Looking towards West Side across the New Lackawanna Avenue Bridge, from Last Saturday morning. This bridge replaces the previous span which opened in early 1942. The previous bridge replacement project spelled the end of trolley service to West Side. The Jersey Central Freight Station is seen at right.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Looking down the main street in Eckley. October, 1998. The town only has about three streets, one is open to the public. A handful of people still live in town. The state wants to close the town and museum for the winter. This will force the remaining residents to move.
Eckley Miners Village from October, 1998. The coal breaker which looms in the background was built for the 1968 Richard Harris film "The Molly Maguires." The house in the foreground has wood siding covering up Brick-Tex siding, which was done to back date the structures that were seen in the film. After the film, the town became a state museum.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Along the Laurel Line, on the track bed, looking north. At the right is an abutment from the Erie Railroad, in the distance on the left is the Erie's Dunmore Locomotive Shops. The Dunmore Branch continued a short distance north from this point. The heavy growth makes it hard to navigate. The branch was abandoned in October, 1945.
A stone retaining wall along a small portion of the Laurel Line's Dunmore Branch. Judging by the age of this, it could date back to the gravity railroad era. This is located just off the north end of Joseph Street in Dunmore.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Looking towards the west another bridge pier can be seen. This section of the Erie comes after the meeting of the Haines (aka East) Junction and West Junction branches. This line crosses over the Laurel Line, and the Lackawanna Railroad, eventally heading into the Erie's Dunmore Yard. The Dunmore Branch of the Laurel Line was abandoned in October 1945. This area also is pretty heavily overgrown! In the distance the Erie's former Locomotive shop building can be seen.
Just off the north end of Joseph Street in Dunmore are remains of where the Erie Railroad crossed over the Laurel Line's Dunmore Branch. This photo was taken from the former right-of-way of the Laurel Line.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Ruins of a building at Virginia on the Laurel Line. I still haven't figured out what this once was. Postwar photos show this as a shell of a building, no roof, no windows or doors. Today this foundation remains, along with some other concrete remnants, and the poured concrete floor.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
This morning we hiked down the Erie tracks, we made it to the vicinity on Milepost 10. We were looking for it, but didn't find it. This view is looking west, probably about a mile above Rocky Glen Park.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
For the last three Saturdays, we've been trying to get some decent photos of the construction of the new park in Downtown Scranton. At least it wasn't raining this past Saturday, but it was quite overcast.
This park is somewhat similar to the New York Central Railroad's High Line Park in Manhattan. This is along what was the approach to Lackawanna Station in Scranton. The park is behind the buildings along the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue. This view is looking west, the Steamtown mall Garage is in the distance. Word on the street is that sod will be laid here later this week.