Reading class G-3 Pacific (4-6-2) #214? roars through Norristown, PA, 1949. Barely a year old, these handsome homebuilt engines constructed at the Reading Shops, would be nothing more than a memory by 1957. It is rumoured that one was offered to the City of Reading for preservation, but short-sighted City officials expressed no interest. (photo courtesy Frank C. Mellott Collection)