Friday, December 30, 2011

Lackawanna Railroad


Delaware-Lackawanna diesels behind the Steamtown Mall last Saturday morning.

Lackawanna Railroad


Locomotives and freight cars along the main line behind the Steamtown Mall, last Saturday morning.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Don Clark's Miniature Memories


A scale version of the Nicholson Viaduct, at Don Clark's Miniature Memories in the Steamtown Mall in Scranton.

Don Clark's Miniature Memories


A view of Don Clark's Miniature Memories from last Saturday morning.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas everybody!
The Sterling - Lindner tree, a one time Cleveland tradition.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Connors' Park


Christmas decorations in Connors' Park in South Scranton.

Connors' Park


One of the Christmas trees in Connors' Park in South Scranton.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Electric City Trolley


Philadelphia Suburban 76, heading south to Moosic, last Saturday morning. This was the last weekend of operation for the season.

Electric City Trolley


Philadelphia Suburban 76 southbound at Laurel Line Tunnel, last Saturday morning.

Electric City Trolley


Philadelphia Suburban 76 about to emerge from the south end of the Laurel Line Tunnel in South Scranton, last Saturday morning.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Everhart Museum


The Everhart Museum in Nay Aug Park, yesterday morning.

Nay Aug Park


Davis Trail in Nay Aug Park yesterday morning. Soon this will be covered in snow and ice.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nay Aug Falls


Nay Aug Falls this morning. The trail leading down there is starting to get a bit icy.

Nay Aug Park


Nay Aug Park, a bit chilly there this morning.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Stafford Meadow Brook


Looking upstream along Stafford Meadow Brook, from near the laurel Line Tunnel.

Stafford Meadow Brook


Looking upstream along Stafford Meadow Brook, from near the Laurel Line Tunnel.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ed Miller Memorial Tunnel


A short distance south of the Laurel Line Tunnel in South Scranton this sign was recently erected. Ed Miller from Pittston was a local rail photographer/historian without whose work much of the past rail history would have been lost.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Electric City Trolley


Philadelphia Suburban 76, southbound at the south end of the Laurel Line Tunnel, last Saturday morning.

Electric City Trolley


Philadelphia Suburban 76 southbound, heading towards the Stafford Avenue bridge, last Saturday morning.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Nay Aug Falls


Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Park


Looking down into Nay Aug Gorge.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Electric City Trolley


Philadelphia Suburban 76 southbound just below Cedar Avenue last Saturday morning. There's still two more weekends with Santa on the Trolley, December 10-11, and December 17-18.

Electric City Trolley


Philadelphia Suburban 76 arriving at Steamtown after the first trip of the day, from last Saturday morning.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lackawanna Station


The interior of Scranton's Lackawanna Station, last Saturday morning. The station is now a Radisson Hotel.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Roaring Brook


Looking upstream at Roaring Brook, from atop a levee along the Lackawanna Railroad, west of Myrtle Street.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Luna Park


We stopped by the remains of Luna Park yesterday. This Scranton amusement park closed in 1916, and later about half the park grounds were buried under fill for Interstate 81. This is on of the footers from the footbridge that led into into the park from Nay Aug Park, crossing Roaring Brook and the Lackawanna Railroad tracks.

Luna Park


A portion of the Shoot-the-Chute. Most of this was buried under rock fill during the construction of I-81.

Luna Park


Footer from the Scenic Railway, that runs just above the Lackawanna Tracks, just west of Myrtle Street. The Scenic Railway was a primitive roller-coaster.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Nay Aug Falls


Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Park


Roaring Brook, looking upstream from the Nay Aug Park footbridge.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Electric City Trolley


Philadelphia Suburban 76 southbound crossing Cedar Avenue last Saturday morning. Holiday trolley trips with Santa Claus are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays through December 18th.

Electric City Trolley


Philadelphia Suburban 76 about to cross Cedar Avenue.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Steamtown


Canadian National 3254 backing onto Bridge 60 last Saturday morning.

Steamtown


Canadian National 3254 in the Steamtown Yard last Saturday morning.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Lackawanna Railroad


Nickel Plate 514 heading east along Ridge Row on Friday morning.

Lackawanna Railroad


Canadian National 3254 leading an eastbound excursion last Friday morning. In the distance Delaware - Lackawanna 3643 waits on the siding with a westbound freight.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nay Aug Falls


Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Park


Roaring Brook looking downstream from near the Myrtle Street Bridge.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Lackawanna Railroad


Canadian National 3254 eastbound along Ridge Row this morning with the Holiday Express.

Delaware - Lackawanna Railroad


DL 3643 and DL 3000 westbound along Ridge Row this morning.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rocky Glen Park


Rocky Glen Lake, from November 7, 2011.

Rocky Glen Park


Rocky Glen Lake, through the trees.

Rocky Glen Park


A leafy path through the park.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Nay Aug Falls


Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Steamtown: New Trackwork


Spiking machine, numbered TE 156.

Steamtown: New Trackwork


Looking east, the track has yet to be relayed to Mattes Street Tower.

Steamtown: New Trackwork


Looking west along the newly laid track.