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March 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014 TAKE A RIDE ON THE READING EXHIBIT
March 1 - November 2, 2014 – Take a Ride on the Reading
Artifacts, original paintings, posters, model trains, ephemera from the collection of the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society. Be part of a vintage railroad scene.
Take a Ride on the Reading. The exhibit runs from March 1 to November 2, 2014. The exhibit tells the story of the Reading Company's best known passenger trains through a collection of artifacts, photographs, art, and three dimensional models. The exhibit is made up of items from the collection of the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society based in Reading, Pa. The Reading's famous Crusader streamlined passenger train is remembered with an original oil painting, several models, a preserved lounge car seat and the Reading diamond logo plate from one of its two steam locomotives. Visitors can hear a recording of the ceremony inaugurating it as the first stream lined train in the eastern United States. Other Reading "name" trains featured are the King Coal, Schuylkill, Wall Street, Interstate Express and the Queen of the Valley. Visitors can have their photographs taken on a preserved coach seat. Learn the important role of rail transportation before the creation of the freeway and the Interstate Highway.
October 5, - RCT&HS Train Meet in Leesport, PARCT&HS Train Meet will be held at Leesport Market, Leesport, PA from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For information, contact Tom Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-279-6783 - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 24th, 6-8pm: , - RAiL
Event: VIP cocktail party
Location: Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, 500 S. 3rd Street, Hamburg, PA
Details: Unveiling of six art panels Admission: $20 donation