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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 ( 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

  1. Details: Unveiling of six art panels Admission: $20 donation

Sunday, October 26th, noon to 5pm - RAiL

Event: RAiL project launch

Location: Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, 500 S. 3rd Street, Hamburg, PA

Details: Performances by singers, poets, dancers, musicians; including Caroline Reese, Charlie Adams III, and more

Admission: free Food will be available for sale Bring lawn chairs; the event will be outside






Monthly Society Meetings

The monthly meeting of the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society is held at:

Trinity Bible Fellowship Church
Location: 220 Main Street, Blandon, PA (Route 73) - Click here for a MapQuest Map!
Date: Fourth Tuesday of month (Third Tuesday during November and December)
Time: 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Meetings begin by covering Society business and usually conclude with entertainment in the form of slides, films, videos, or a guest speaker. Additional business meetings of the Executive Board are held as needed.