Reading Company Trinity: Standing in the heart of Philadelphia, one can still find (thankfully!) the former Reading Railroad Company offices, the famous 4 track elevated Viaduct and the e... (more)
The once mighty Reading Railroad... In 1893 the Reading Company, then known as the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, built a large terminal in the heart of Philadelphia to better compet... (more)
Part of the SEPTA R8 line, this former Reading line served Newtown commuters with a link to Philadelphia, PA from 1878 (w/steam) through 1983 (w/RDC's). Walking the line from Fox Chase to Newtown... (more)
The deadline at Cumberland included some WM Alcos.
This former Reading Railroad station in the rural suburbs of Bryn Athyn, PA, was built in 1902 and survived into the SEPTA years on the Newtown line, also known as the R8, and now serves as the lo... (more)
The Reading's Newtown branch, once a proposed main to NYC from Philadelphia, was built in 1878 as part of the Philadelphia and Newtown Railroad (later renamed the Philadelphia, Newtown and New Yor... (more)
It's not GM&O, it's not even IC, it's just late to get paint. There's still a measure of well worn dignity that comes from years of honest work.
A uniquely designed World War II tunnel sits abandoned in rural Coalridge along the old Conrail Hi-Top Branch.
Some really nifty surprises can be found behind a railroad museum roundhouse. A good example is Rio Grande GP30 #3011, built by EMD in May 1962 and retired from service on the D&RGW in Dec. 1994. ... (more)
Penn Central cabin car of PRR heritage sports fresh paint at Norry. Courtesy David Spohn, Sr. archives.
Oh the surprises you'll find behind a railroad museum roundhouse! Typically a few fixer uppers and future restoration projects will lie in wait. A Rio Grande GP30 seems out of place in the company... (more)
Still awaiting disposition: RDG #1187 is one of the few Camelback locomotives left in existence. This Baldwin 0-4-0 was built in March of 1903 and served for many years with the Reading Co... (more)
Southampton Station - located on the SEPTA R8 Fox Chase Line. From Wikipedia: In September 2009, the Southampton-based Pennsylvania Transit Expansion Coalition (PA-TEC) began discussio... (more)
Churchville Station. This station was built by the Reading Company in 1892 and is an identical twin to the still standing ... (more)
Southampton Station. This station was built by the Reading Company in 1892 and once saw Camelback's and RDC's up and until the time SEPTA stopped serving the line North of Fox Chas... (more)