RBMN 2102 has just tied onto the train as passengers board the Fall Leaf Special at the NEW Reading Outer Station. The Conductor walks up checking for people to close as they prep to blast off.
The Fall Leaf special blasts off from Reading Outer Station lead by the RDG 2102. Just starting to pull the steam and smoke show draw photographers in. The train passes by other Reading and Northe... (more)
A New Lease On Life. The Woodstown Central Railroad announced on Friday, September 15, 2023, that it has secured the lease of former Reading FP7 902 (EMD, 5/1950) from the Reading Company T... (more)
Reading Company RS-3 467, built by the American Locomotive Company in May 1952, was sold to the Peabody Coal Company. It was later purchased – and restored – by the Reading Historical Society.... (more)
Visiting A Former Member. Recently rebuilt NAUG 859 (née-NW 859, GP9, 6/1959) backs on to the excursion train in Torrington, Connecticut on Sunday, March 26, 2023 for the return trip to Th... (more)
Reading FP7 engines 903 and 902 are calling Steamtown home for the time being. Each locomotive is owned by a different historical society. For Railfest, the engines were placed on the far displa... (more)
I had to really think back on this photograph of Conrail train 5600, the Wall Street, heading up the Aldene Connection from the EX Jersey Central to the ex Lehigh Valley. The train is led by Readi... (more)
My father was out on a late 1960s winter's day chasing a Reading Ramble when he photographed Reading GP35 3624 - C424 5204 - GP30 3602 leading a coal train off of the Bethlehem Branch into Allento... (more)
A C630, GP-35 combination leads westbound freight over the Neill Drive overpass at West Falls. The Reading's cheery colors for their second generation diesel power provided a nice contrast with th... (more)
In the 1960's, Reading FP7 902 leads a short commuter train. I don't have a location for my father's photo, but I think it might be on the CNJ. R.T. Steinbrenner Photo
The Chessie Steam Special is being prepared for its roundtrip to Garrett, Indiana. Tom Golden photo.
The Chessie Steam Special makes its planned stop at Garrett, Indiana. Tom Golden photo.
The Chessie Steam Special traverses the former Pere Marquette/C&O through the diamonds at Wellsboro. Tom Golden photo.
Awaiting completion of the passenger boarding process, the Chessie Steam Special is on the east end of Barr Yard for departure with a round trip to Michigan and back. Tom Golden photo.
At Reading's Outer Station, 1551, and I8 camelback, is seen under a semaphore.