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. 

We will be closed this Saturday July 4th.



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.

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One Tank Trip: Reading Railroad Heritage Museum ("Munchkin Railway) from WFMZ-TV





Building The Reading



MARCH 7 – OCTOBER 2015 – Building the Reading

The exhibit focuses on track building methods and the people who built the tracks. See original track plans, maps, track building tools. Be a track builder yourself! Come and build small-size track at our hands-on exhibit


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 2015 Railroad Calendar

The RCT&HS Year 2015 railroad calendar is now available. The theme of this year's calendar is NS 1067 On Reading Railroad Rails featuring 13 color photographs of the Reading heritage locomotive at Belmont Hills, Bridgeport, Emmaus, Hershey, Lebanon, Norristown, Port Kennedy, Pottstown, Sinking Spring, Wernersville and West Reading. This is our first all-color digital calendar. The photographs are from six of the top digital railroad photographers in the eastern United States. Our 2015 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 contemporary Reading Company scenes.