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.

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player


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 2016 Railroad Calendar

The RCT&HS Year 2016 railroad calendar is now available featuring the photographs of Dale W. Woodland. Dale began taking black-and- white photos with a Kodak Brownie Holiday Camera in 1952 starting at Abrams Yard near Bridgeport, PA where trains stopped to set out and pick up cars as his camera was unable to photograph moving trains. A move to Lansdale after marriage allowed frequent photography of trains on the Bethlehem Branch. Once the Reading became part of Conrail in 1976, Dale continued photographing of railroads on former Reading Company tracks. The operation of the remaining FP7's and T1's have helped to keep his interest alive. Dale has been fortunate to add the Reading collections of Bob Wanner, Ed Weller, and Wilmer Hendricks to his collection.