Standing in Steamtown.
Reading 902 and 903 sit on display at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA.
A westbound Reading freight behind a GP35 and a Century 630 prepares to leave the RDG/CNJ yard at Allentown, PA, on a misty spring day. This train was bound for the railroad's namesake city of Rea... (more)
A Reading freight with interchange traffic for the Western Maryland heads for Hagerstown, MD, behind a GP30/GP30/C424 lashup. The Reading and WM pooled power and crews on the Lurgan line between H... (more)
Reading GP30 waits along CNJ Elizabethport shops
Reading GP35 and GP30 are moved around shops at CNJ Elizabethport shops
Welcome to Steamtown - A pair of Reading EMD F-units greet you as you arrive to the Steamtown National Historic Site.
Reading Railroad #2124 is a T1 class 4-8-4 built by the Reading Company in January 1947. The locomotive is now on static display at the Steamtown National Historic Site.
The Reading's famous Bee Line Service logo still looked pretty fresh on the side of a deadline stored Alco C630 at Collinwood in January 1981. By this time, Conrail was getting rid of Alco power a... (more)
The first movement of the Chessie Steam Special, a ferry move to Philadelphia and Baltimore, has come to a halt in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. If I recall correctly, the 2101 had an overheated ... (more)
The Chessie Steam Special makes its preinaugural ferry move south along the former Reading North Penn Branch. Here 4-8-4 2101 emerges from the south portal of the Perkasie tunnel.
The Genesis of the Chessie Steam Special
Although it won’t commence paid excursions for another two weeks, the locomotive and six cars of the Chessie Steam Special ar... (more)
Ready to Go
Former Reading T-1 4-8-4 2101 has completed its metamorphosis from American Freedom Train 1 to Chessie System 2101. Here it leaves the former Reading Company Saucon rou... (more)
The Reading Company's Iron Horse Rambles utilizing T-1 class 4-8-4 No. 2124 that began in 1959 were sell out affairs and soon acquired a running mate in No. 2100. Thrilling double-header excursion... (more)