Hello, everyone. Welcome once again to a late-in-the-day issue of Midweek Photos. I had a few obligations earlier in the day, but here is some of what I was able to capture during the weekend.
President's Day weekend is a good time to get out of the house, especially if you want to ride a train. The Electric City Trolley runs in Scranton on this weekend to add to the visitation when they host a meet of model steam train and G-Gauge fans. People who own live steam trains get to run them on the tracks set up by Warrior Run Loco Works and the Aikenback Live Steamers and the Wyoming Valley Live Steamers.
The Trolley ride was about a mile short of it's normal 5 mile route this weekend, due to some track work near the trolley barn at the end of the line in Moosic, PA. Along the route, the car stopped over the Roaring Brook in Scranton. This is the view looking towards downtown.
When we returned, we took in the sight of this nice piece, which is normally kept inside. It is a Wilmington, DE one truck car.
The car running this weekend is 1926 built no. 76, made for the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co. "Red Arrow Line." We catch it crossing Cedar Ave in Scranton. The white wall in the distance is the former Delaware Lackawanna & Western RR, which now is used by Delaware -Lackawanna RR for freight, and sees Steamtown trains run on the line from April through November.
The next place I caught the trolley is a few miles South of the downtown, but still in Scranton. We see the car exiting the 1905-built Edward S. Miller tunnel in South Scranton, by Brook St.
It's a rather easy chase to make of the Trolley line. There are only a few openings like this, so you make the most of it when the car is rolling past.
How has your week of rail-fanning gone? Did you catch a train, stop by a museum, or a station? If any of the real world of railroading crossed your path, add your pictures here. Until the next time.