By the late 1970’s, 50-ton hoppers were not uncommon, but their ranks were quickly dwindling. Here a Reading survivor visits Allentown Yard in its final years.
Reading 4-8-4 2102 and Blue Mountain & Reading 4-6-2 425 double head a southbound train at Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania during the 1986 BM&R Railfan Weekend.
1987 Railfan Weekend on the BM&R.
Reading Company T-1 4-8-4 2102 crosses the 1856 Schuylkill River Viaduct in the West Falls section of Philadelphia.
A small crowd has gathered at the Valley Forge Park (Port Kennedy) station to see Reading T-1 4-8-4 2102 pass on the former Reading main line.
Running at track speed, Reading T-1 4-8-4 2102 storms through Linfield, Pennsylvania on the former Reading main line.
Reading T-1 4-8-4 2102 has reached the end on the “turkey trail” (Reading Belt Line), and is curving to cross the Schuylkill River and join the parallel main line at Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. The t... (more)
Blue Mountain & Reading’s ex-Reading 4-8-4 2102 got a chance to stretch its legs on the former Reading main line between Temple and West Falls, Pennsylvania. The excursion, which ran over the enti... (more)
A line of steam locomotives awaiting restoration at Strasburg Station. The one in the front is ex Reading Company's 0-4-0 camelback steam locomotive #1187. It was built in 1903 and last ran in 196... (more)
SEPTA’s test train to check out the former Reading electrification’s suitability for its on-order AEM-7’s threads its way south out of Lansdale, PA. Although it looks like a five-car blueliner tra... (more)
The Reading RS-3 that rests with a short "period" consist adjacent to Steamtown looks like it can use a new coat of paint. This unit was delivered to the Reading Company in 1952 and was... (more)
Fifteen months after the Reading Company has left the planet, one of its GP35’s still looks good as it leads an eastbound Conrail manifest on the PRR main at Bennington, Curve.
A Reading GP35/GP30 duo waits on the ready track at Lehigh Valley’s Bethlehem EngineTerminal.
Reading on the Great Broad Way
A Reading GP35 leads an eastbound Conrail manifest into the cut at Bennington Curve on the former Pennsylvania main line. Because they retained their... (more)