Get Involved!

Individuals interested in preserving history and the legacy of one of America’s most influential rail systems are the most important resource we have! Here are just a few of the ways you can help:


Become a member of our organization

Give us your time and talents in exchange for fun and a sense of accomplishment

Make a tax-deductible donation

Donate tools, materials, or services from your business

Purchase from our Reading Railroad Heritage Museum Gift Shop

Visit our traveling HO Scale Modular Model Railroad Layout and Sales Events



There's Something for Everyone - Volunteer Opportunities


If you'd like to volunteer your services and time with the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society, consider becoming a member of the team! You can be assured that many opportunities exist for volunteers in such diverse areas including:


Equipment Restoration (painting, lettering, wood and metalworking, welding, etc.)

Museum (developing the museum, giving tours of the yard)

Sales (staffing our gift shop and sales tables at special events)

Yard (landscaping, carpentry, sign painting)

Modular Layout (model building and maintenance, detailing)

Publications (writing articles, editing, researching)

Mailings (preparing mailings to members)

Archives (sorting, cataloging, and searching in the archives)

And many more!


Museum Helpers Wanted

The Museum Operations Committee is looking for people to help at the Heritage Museum in Hamburg.  We have a series of training sessions for anyone interested in volunteering at the museum. The purpose of the session is to familiarize everyone with where things are and how the cash register, DVD and credit card processing work. We will also have sessions for those wishing to do outdoor equipment display tours. They will be less than one hour long and you only need attend one.

This does not have to be an every weekend thing.  If you can only help once or twice a year, we want you too! We need over 5,000 man-hours a year just to support the museum operations.  And that's just for normal staffing and does not count all the hours that goes in to maintenance, yard work, construction, etc.

Please let Dale Woodland know when you can help. 215-723-5848 or