Help Preserve Railroad History - We Need Your Support!

The Reading Company Technical & Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that exists solely on the hard work, dedication and financial contributions of its members and corporate supporters. We rely on the dedication of our 1000+ members to pay the bills and to purchase and maintain our large and ever-growing collection of former Reading Railroad equipment and artifacts. Through countless hours of hard work over the last 25 or so years, we have amassed the largest railroad collection in the United States dedicated to a single railroad!


Currently, the Society is undertaking its largest project ever with the opening of a permanent home for our collection. The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum is an ambitious, ongoing endeavor that has so far relied on the collective support and cooperation of many individuals, businesses and organizations to make it a reality. As with any project of this scope and size, funding is always an issue. We welcome your personal or corporate financial contributions and support to allow the Society continue its goal in developing a world-class museum that showcases the Reading Railroad and its influences on society, business, technology and the environment.

How You Can Help:


Individual Donations and Support

Your generous donation of financial assistance, volunteer hours or historical artifacts (papers, tools, photographs, maps, etc.) enables us to continue our ongoing goals of education and preservation of Reading Railroad history. Individuals like yourself, who have a passion for railroading and history and are interested in preserving the legacy of the Reading Railroad, are our most important assets!


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Corporate Support

We rely exclusively on the giving of our membership and corporate sponsors to support the many projects, acquisitions and expenses that are done, made and incurred by the Society. Your corporate contribution of financial assistance, equipment or services will help ensure the continued development and growth of the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum.


Help Preserve Reading Railroad History by Shopping Online!


Your on-line purchases can support the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum


Do you shop online? The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum is now registered at This site's mission is to be the primary source of online fundraising for museums and related organizations. The site has a relationship with over 300 national participating retailers, including Boscov’s, Macy’s, Amazon, Office Max, Cabela’s, Lands’ End, Dell Computers, PetSmart, Sears, Office Max, Ebay, and many more. is secure and simple to use. Log on to the website,, sign in and select the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum to receive a donation. Then choose the store you would like to shop at by using the links on the website. The rest is automatic! tracks the sales and sends donations to us quarterly. Depending on the store, the donation varies from 1% to 10% of the shopper’s total. Click here to open a PDF file of participating stores.