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.



RAiL - Reading Arts in Local - Motion

There may no longer be a Reading Railroad, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a train that “ties” our past to our future. We want to bring the train back to Reading for a very special reason. All too often, segments of the Greater Reading Pennsylvania community feel alienated from the arts. To some of our neighbors, art is inaccessible. We’d like to change that! Reading Arts In Local-motion, or RAiL, is a project that will bring the arts to the community — literally and figuratively. The vision is to develop a new “Reading Railroad,” that showcases art in a variety of forms and travels around Greater Reading and Berks County. Launched in three phases, RAiL is a transmedia arts project that will provide canvas, location, and audience to Reading area artists in multiple disciplines



September 13th, - Wine Tasting 4:30-7:30 PM

Location: Reading Railroad Heritage Museum

500 South Third Street Hamburg, PA 19526

Come Out and Join Your Friends and Neighbors as the RCT&HS Embarks on our Second Wine Tasting Sample the Fine Wines and Explore our Collection Of Vintage Reading Company Equipment and Artifacts.

Cheese, Crackers and Snacks included in Admission

Advance Purchase Tickets $20.00,

2 for $35.00 $25.00 at the Door

Send checks to:

RCT&HS Wine Tasting P.O. Box 15143 Reading, PA 19612-5143

Telephone (215) 721-3006 for further information

All Proceeds to Benefit our Building Fund

Help us on our Mission to Preserve the Past for the Future


October 5, 2014 - RCT&HS Train Meet

The RCT&HS will hold its semi-annual train meet at the Leesport Farmers Market (banquet hall) on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Scale model and toy trains may be bought and sold. Books and other railroadiana will also be available. Table holders will be admitted at 7:00 a.m. The public will be admitted at 9:00 a.m. Admission is $4.00/person; table rentals are $20.00 each. Vendor tables are still available. For more information, contact Tom Brown by telephone at 717-279-6783 (before 8:00 p.m.) or by e-mail at mjtsbrown@comcast.net.


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.