Reading Co. Photo Gallery


We’re pleased to include a small sampling of Reading Company photos, documents, brochures, maps, drawings, etc. both from our own extensive archives and other individual contributors. Not all galleries are currently on-line, as time permits, your webmaster will eventually make them all available. If you would like to contribute any Reading Co.-related materials, you may do so by e-mailing a good quality JPEG photo file (preferably 800 pixels wide x 600 pixels high, saved at 72dpi) to: Be sure to include your name (for a credit) along with any relevant information about the photo including, location, date, employees names, etc.


Reading Co. Photo Galleries

Steam Locomotives

Diesel Locomotives

Rolling Stock

Wreck & MOW

Shops & Facilities



Trackside & ROW






For more history and photos, check out these great books on the Reading:
Anthracite Country Color
Colorful Memories of Reading's Shamokin Division
Reading Company in Color, Volume I
RDG Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
Reading Diesels Volume I, The First Generation
Reading Diesels Volume II, The Second Generation
The Reading Railroad: History of a Coal Age Empire, Volume I
Reading Steam in Color
Rails Through Manayunk



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