Hey dispatch? Yeah, we're no where near Pottstown! The Reading set takes a tour of the former DL&W line during "Founder's Day" partially substituting for steam due to some track i... (more)
Sporting her new reflective number board, RDG #902 rounds the bend at Point of Gap in one of the more scenic locations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Reading Company Technical & Historical Society's FP7s rest at Steamtown. Could there be summer excursions out of Scranton with this duo as requested power?
Late night call to duty at the Reading Company
Following on from my Erie 0-8-8-0 Camelback here is a Pennsylvania & Reading Railroad camelback 4-4-0. The reason for the position of the cab was that the wide Wotton firebox designed to burn anth... (more)
Out of town visitors. Reading Company Technical and Historical Society #902 and the Philadelphia Chapter of the NRHS #903 enjoy the hospitality of Steamtown where they are expected to be a... (more)
Reading Railroad #1251. One of 9 remaining Reading Company engines. This engine was the last standard-gauge steam locomotive in daily operation on a class one railroad in the US. It was ... (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)
85 miles to New York City. Let me tell you about a line called the SEPTA R8, the line that almost became a main lin... (more)
The Conestoga: The Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road was chartered April 4, 1833 to build a line between Philadelphia and Reading along the Schuylkill River. This, the second oldest survi... (more)
The Rocket: Built in London, Enland by Braithwaite & Co., and delivered to the Port of Philadelphia in 1838, this historic engine was in use through 1879 and logged 310,164 miles. From th... (more)
The engineer of Reading T1 2124 climbs aboard his engine after receiving his orders. Soon his long loaded coal drag with be on it's way to Philadelphia and the docks. Lighting courtesy of Lerro Pr... (more)