Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lackawanna Railroad

Delaware - Lackawanna 3643 along Ridge Row in Scranton last Saturday morning.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Laurel Line 1951

The following is from Railroad Magazine, March 1951, pages 81-90. Steven Maguire was the longtime Transit Topics columnist for Railroad, and a noted juice fan. 

A few other tid-bits.
Undated Photo, photographer unknown
Above: from Railroad Magazine December 1971 p48.

This was in the 1951 article, and was reprinted in the October 1972 issue of Railroad Magazine p.3.

Wyoming Avenue

Wyoming Avenue, looking north from Lackawanna Avenue on a bleak Saturday morning.

Lackawanna Railroad

A solitary lineside pole above Nay Aug tunnel yesterday morning. This view is looking west.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Park

Water slide at Nay Aug Park pool. Won't be too much longer til the ice melts and the pool is open.

Friday, February 22, 2013

George Washington

George Washington on the cover of Literary Digest, February 22, 1930. This is from when Washington's birthday was actually celebrated on the 22nd.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Playhouse Square

CTS 4215 passing the Allen Theatre during the Cleveland Press Parade of Progress, April 27, 1952. Photographer unknown. According to James A. Toman and Blaine S. Hays fine book "Cleveland's Transit Vehicles" this was the only time a PCC car ran on Euclid Avenue. Their domain was mostly on Superior, St. Clair and one of the west side routes.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Electric City Trolley

 Philadelphia Suburban 76 southbound at Cedar Avenue on Saturday morning.

Nay Aug Park

Heavy ice buildup at the end of Davis Trail, by the falls.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Park

A lot less snow then there was last week in the park.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Gair Linhart & The Diamonds

A blast from the past...
A popular Cleveland group. I used to see them a lot during the summer of 1981, usually at the Euclid Tavern.

Tucky's was run by a former Cleveland councilman, and was notorious for ripping off bands that played there. It previously had been the Happy Apple Disco. John Bassette was a famous Cleveland based singer, known for songs such as "Hessler Street" and Weed and Wine."

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Loew's Ohio

Today marks the 92nd anniversary of the opening of the Ohio Theatre. This ad from January 7, 1968 is from another big budget bomb that plagued the theatre in its last years as a film house.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Erie Railroad: Wyoming Division

 In the Big Cut at mile 14.2 looking west. This is a little less then a mile from the River Street crossing.
Some of the ice in the cut.

Scranton Skyline

View from the Erie Railroad bridge over Route 307.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Gorge

Looking down into Nay Aug Gorge this morning.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Scranton Skyline

Looking west from the Erie Railroad bridge over Route 307.

Moltke Avenue

Moltke Avenue looking south from East Mountain Road.

Orchard Street

Orchard Street looking west.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Nay Aug Park

Is it Spring yet?
Nay Aug pavilion last Sunday morning.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Orchard Street

Orchard Street, looking west from McGuinness Court, last Sunday morning.

Nay Aug Tunnel

Lot of ice above the west end of Nay Aug tunnel, from last Sunday morning.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Loew's State

Today is the 91st anniversary of the opening of Loew's State, this ad is from November 22, 1967, the waning days of the State as a film house.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Moosic Street

Moosic Street looking west.

Everhart Museum

The Everhart Museum in Nay Aug Park.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Step Falls

Step Falls from the Harrison Avenue bridge this morning.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Grand Central Terminal

GCT is 100 years old today!

Postmarked April 14, 1944.

Jersey Central

The Jersey Central Freight station on Lackawanna Avenue, from January 19.