Welcome to the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum!

The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, located in Hamburg, PA, is owned and operated by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society,a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the Reading Railroad. Open to the public since 2008, the Museum exhibits tell the story of the Reading Railroad, one of the world's largest corporations, made even more famous by the game of MONOPOLY. The Museum features vintage railroad cars and locomotives, photographs, documents and artifacts from the Reading Railroad.

500 S. Third Street, Hamburg, PA 19526
The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum will re-open on Saturday, June 5, 2021
Hours will be Saturdays only from 10 AM to 4 PM
Closed Sundays until further notice.
Masks and social distancing required.

Adults $7
Seniors (65+) $6
Children (5 - 12) $3
Children 4 and under FREE
RCT&HS members FREE.
Groups of 10 or more $5 each- must be arranged at least two weeks in advance.

For more information about visiting us, click here.

Reading Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet IX
September 17-19, 2021
Information and registration

2020 Annual Report


RCT&HS Year 2021 Railroad Calendar

The RCT&HS Year 2021 railroad calendar is now available featuring the photos of Neil Shankweiler. Born and raised in Doylestown, PA, Neil observed the operations of the Reading. After high school Neil traveled on the Reading to his classes at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia where he received his degree in 1962. He worked as a chemist for the FDA. Fascinated with trains and with the state of Colorado he moved to Aspen and later to Arvada near Denver. His rail photography took him all over the western states, often in the company of Dave Augsburger. He and Dave also traveled to Europe in pursuit of trains. Neil passed away in May of 2018 and graciously donated photographs and artifacts from his extensive Reading Company collection to the RCT&HS..