Reading Railroad Heritage


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This color photo essay covers the history of the Reading Railroad up to its acquisition by the Consolidated Rail Corporation in 1976, and its legacy that includes the Reading & Northern Railroad, certain electrified commuter lines operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in the Philadelphia area, and a sampling of a number of short line railroads that were initiated to preserve rail service. The railroad was noted for its design and building of steam locomotives, which culminated in the fabulous T1 class of steam locomotives placed in service in 1945-1946. Relive the heyday of this famed American railroad!

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Book Author

Kenneth C. Springirth


The History Press




128 pages