Scranton, PA, 1950

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Scranton, PA, 1950
Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:56 PM

 

 

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:41 PM

Beautiful!  The one of car 509 in front of Thompson's Pharmacy looks like it was posed by Link!  Big SmileThumbs Up

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, December 31, 2020 7:31 PM

David, seriously, is there anyplace you haven't  been?

Great shot, loved them all!  A good look at a saner time, that's for certain!

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Posted by seppburgh2 on Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:46 PM
All I can Dave is WOW! Thanks for giving us a new look back on main street street caring. Happy New Year and keep on posting!
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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, January 1, 2021 4:07 AM

Fkintlck, to read and view great photos of someone who has been far more streetcar-frienndly places than I have been, visit the Trains Transit Forum, and pull up my postings on Jack May's visits.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, January 1, 2021 9:35 AM

Thanks David, I'll do that, but I still find it hard to believe someone's been to more rail action sites than you have!  

Seems to me you started at the "American Railroads" display at the 1939 Worlds Fair and haven't stopped since!

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Posted by Fr.Al on Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:48 AM

David, I'm sure you remember the O&W. When I began my seminary studies in 1972, there were still traces of it in Carbondale, about 15-20 miles north of Scranton. Recent trips show that just about eveything is gone. You probably know that Carbondale wouldn't let the O&W build through the town, so they built over the town! A Carbondale restaurant that my late wife and I used to frequent back in the day, was the old station.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:41 PM

I probably did see the restaurant, but 70 years is a long time to remember the ispecifics.  station/

Anpther thread has a picture or two at the D&H Carbondale.  Still had passenger service to and from Scranton in 1950.

 

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Posted by Fr.Al on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 11:55 AM

Having reread my post,I realize, David, that I didn't acurately write what i meant to say. I was fishing around for your memories of the O&W itself. I wouldn't expect you to remember about that restaurant either. I am sure by 1950, the O&W DIDN'T have passenger service on the Scranton division. I have the one book on that line in my library. The late Jim Shaughnessy got some nice pictures of the line shortly before it sut down for good in 1957. They were in CT sometime in the last decade.

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