Welcome to the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum!

The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, located in Hamburg, PA, is owned and operated by the
Reading Company Technical & Historical Society, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the Reading Railroad. Open to the public since 2008, the Museum tells the story of the Reading Railroad, one of the world's largest corporations, made even more famous by the game of MONOPOLY. Currently in the initial stages of development, the Museum features vintage railroad cars and locomotives, photographs, documents and artifacts from the Reading Railroad.

The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum is located at 500 S. Third Street, Hamburg PA. 


Hours are Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM and Sundays noon to 4 PM.

Admission:  Adults $7, Seniors (65+) $6, Children (5 - 12) $3, Children 4 and under FREE. RCT&HS members FREE. Groups of 10 or more $5 each- must be arranged at least two weeks in advance.

For more information about visiting us, click here.

Do you have great memories of the 5513? 

Then here is your chance to see it shine again. 

Brian's Model Trains is donating all proceeds of the a Peter Lerro print that he has commissioned will be used for that purpose.

Use the attached order form to pre-order your copy for mid-August delivery.

GP-30 Order Form


RCT&HS Year 2014 Railroad Calendar

The RCT&HS Year 2014 railroad calendar is now available, and this time features thirteen excellent Reading Railroad pictures taken by the late Wilmer Hendricks.  Wilmer was a prolific photographer of the Reading in its later years, covering the entire system and especially the Bethlehem and Catawissa Branches.  His photos have appeared in several books and magazines.  Our 2014 calendar has eight color pictures and five black & white pictures at the locations of Abrams, Allentown, Douglassville, Lewisburg, Lofty, Minersville, Philadelphia, Port Richmond, Pottstown, Rupert, Rutherford, Tamaqua, and Webster.  Each picture has a detailed caption, plus the calendar pages include dates of events both important and obscure in Reading Railroad history.  The 2014 calendar opens to an 11” by 17” size, and is wire-bound and printed on high quality glossy paper.  Net proceeds from sales of this calendar benefit our ongoing projects to preserve equipment and artifacts from the former Reading Railroad.  Please order soon so as not to miss out on a full year’s enjoyment of these vintage scenes.