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The "Perk Local" Rides Again!

Reading FP7 #903 will haul excursions in October on the Perkiomen Branch.  Dale Woodland photo.




The Reading Company Technical & Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of passenger excursions using restored Reading FP7s #902 and #902, on the Perkiomen Branch of the former Reading Railroad. The trips will run on October 3, 4, 10, and 11, and are sponsored by the Borough of Emmaus and the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce. Click here for trip details and ticket information!







Movin' On Up - To Hamburg!

A view of the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum after the addition of a third display track and additional equipment.  Dale Woodland photo.


A view of RRHM/RCT&HS equipment in South Hamburg. Dale Woodland photo.JULY 10 - Over the past several weeks, the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum crew has been busy laying additional display trackage in our storage yard. As a result of this effort, we have been able to move the majority of the Society's rolling stock collection out of our temporary storage at Temple and Leesport and up to Hamburg, either on Museum property, or to the RBMN's South Hamburg Yard. Having the bulk of our collection in one place allows us to enhance the visitor experience by showcasing additional examples of original Reading Railroad rolling stock, and also eases our security and maintenance requirements. As additional temporary display tracks are laid, equipment will be shifted from the RBMN yard to Museum property. Our thanks to everyone who has been assisting with the tracklaying and equipment moves over the past several weeks. Be sure to visit the Museum to watch the evolution of our display yard, and click here to see our ultimate vision for the Museum site plan!



2012 Reading Railroad Calendar Now Available!

The Society's 2012 Reading Railroad Calendar featuring the steam and diesel engines of the Reading is now available. Click here for details!



John Henry comes to Hamburg: Tracklaying Underway at the RRHM!


RCT&HS volunteers work on laying a third display track at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum.  Jeff Smith photo.For the past several weeks, Reading Railroad Heritage Museum volunteers have been carrying rail and driving spikes to help construct a third display track in the Museum display yard. This additional track will allow us to move more of our equipment onto Museum property for display and restoration. While it's definitely hard work, the Society is very fortunate to have the expertise within its membership to lay our own track without the use of professional contractors. Over the summer of 2009, additional equipment will be moved on-site, so visit the Museum to check out our new arrivals!


Volunteers lay rail near the new switch for the third display track at the RRHM.  Jeff Smith photo.A view of the new third display track at the RRHM.  Jeff Smith photo.





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