2005: Reading Railroad 60 Years of the T-1

Each year, RCT&HS produces a calendar devoted solely to the Reading Company. Please remember, membership entitles you to discounts on these calendars and many other sales items!

The RCT&HS Year 2005 railroad calendar is now available and its theme is “Sixty Years of the T-1,” in honor of the Reading’s famous T-1 class of steam locomotives. The 2005 calendar has ten color pictures (double our usual number) and three black and white pictures, spanning the entire period of existence of the T-1 class from 1945 into the 1990s. Subjects include three photos of the T-1’s in their revenue freight service era, five photos of the Reading’s famed Iron Horse Rambles of 1959 to 1964, and five photos on various excursions from the 1970s on. Locations include Bethlehem, Birdsboro, Eddystone, Emmaus, Gordon, Klapperthal, Lansdale, New Ringgold, Philadelphia, Rutherford, and Shamokin.

Each picture has a detailed caption, plus the calendar pages include dates of events both important and obscure in Reading Railroad history. The calendar opens to an 11" x 17" size, wire-bound (another improvement for 2005), and is printed on high quality glossy paper. Net proceeds from calendar sales benefit our ongoing projects to preserve equipment and artifacts from the former Reading Railroad. T-1 fans will especially enjoy this calendar and the memories it will bring back. Our previous calendars are becoming collector’s items—get this one while you can!

Price is $2.00* for members and $3.00* for non-members. (click to join)
(*please add $1.50 shipping for each calendar)

To order, please send check or money order only to:

RCT&HS Calendar Sales
P.O. Box 15143
Reading PA 19612-5143

(link to our handy order form: members order form | non-members order form)

Net proceeds from calendar sales benefit our ongoing projects to preserve equipment and artifacts from the former Reading Railroad. Thank you for your support!