A Breif History Old Images and photos of the Reading Railroad. - The Reading use to operate lines that serviced Catawissa, Bloomsburg to Benton and Bloomsburg to Danville.

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Reading #5202 & #5206 C424's
(Photo: Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #902 FP7A
Delaware Water Gap, PA
(Photo: Bob Ace 6-10)


Reading #619 GP7
and Caboose #92882
Bethlehem, PA
(Photo: Bob Ace Early 1970's)


Reading #5203 C424
Bethlehem, PA
(Photo: Bob Ace Early 1970's)


Reading #5307 C630
and PRR #442456 Gondola
Bethlehem, PA
(Photo: Bob Ace Early 1970's)


Rupert Yard
2 Reading U28C locomtives
Photo was taken in 1974
(photo by Robert Rinker)


Reading #2750 SW1500
and #92882 Caboose
Handled switching duties in Rupert for the Reading Railroad.
Photo was taken in 1974
(photo by Robert Rinker)


Reading #2703
VO-1000M rebuilt to EMD SW1200m
Passing thru Catawissa in August 1966
(collection of Andrew Hoke/
photo by Arlen Lenker)


Reading #539
AS16
Passing by the Catawissa Train Station in 1956
(collection of George Losse)


Reading #2719 SW1200, PRR #255742 Hopper, MONOM #934 Box Car crossing the Fishing Creek Bridge
(photo source: David Kline)


Reading #2719 SW1200 at Benton
(photo Source: David Kline)


Reading #92888 Caboose in Benton
(photo source: David Kline)


Reading #92888 Caboose in Benton
(photo source: David Kline)


Reading #92888 Caboose in Benton
(photo source: David Kline)


Reading #102 NW-2 at Benton with SP and NP Boxcars
(photo source: David Kline)


Reading #102 NW-2 Locmotive in Benton
(photo source: David Kline)


Reading #102 NW-2 Locmotive in Benton
(photo source: David Kline)


Reading #102 NW-2 Locmotive in Benton
(photo source: David Kline)


Reading F7's #903 and 902
May 21, 1972
Shamokin, PA
(photo: Arlen Lenker)


Reading F7's #903 and 902
May 21, 1972
near The Locust Summit Breaker
Locust Summit, PA
(photo: Arlen Lenker)


Reading F7's #903 and 902
May 21, 1972
Shamokin, PA
(photo: Arlen Lenker)


Reading #602 GP7
and Caboose 92928
1972
Pottsville, Pa
(photo: Arlen Lenker)


Reading Caboose #92860
October 1966
Shamokin, PA
(photo: Arlen Lenker)


Reading Caboose #92964
October 1964
Shamokin, PA
(photo: Arlen Lenker)

Train Hits Power Shovel at Catawissa. The early morning Reading Railroad freight train traveling down Catawissa Mountain from the Tamaqua yards at 8:20 am Wednesday came unexpectedly upon a power shovel, owned by the Reading Company, which was on its way to releive water congestion at the home of Grant LeVan, located near the Catawisa borough limits, at Knittle Crossing. The freight had five poser units and was hauling a load of 9,000 tons. The train could not halt in time, and the front engine hit the power shovel into the dirch bordering the rairoad right-of-way. Damage was mostly to the shovel, although the lead diesel had the front trucks derailed and some damage to rods and air hoses. Railroad officials said a wrecking unit from Reading, PA would be dispatched to put the front trucks of the engine back on the tracks. Click here to see Newspaper Clipping.




Reading F7's #903
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #2753 SW1500
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading 2770 SW1500
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #3402 GP39
& #3626 GP35
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #3629 & #3641
GP35's
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #3671 GP40-2
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #3671 & #3673
GP40-2's
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #3675, #3674 & #3673
GP40-2's
Dec. 1973
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #3673 GP40-2
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #2762 SW1500
Conrail #9595 SW1500
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #622 GP7
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #623 GP7
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #3674 & #3672
GP40's
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading #5201 C424
& #3607 GP30
(Collection of Andrew Hoke)

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