Reading Co.–Surviving Equipment

 

In the days of railroad telegraphy, important locations on the railroads were usually abbreviated with brief codes or symbols. The tables below lists some Reading codes from September 26, 1948.

Surviving Steam
Type Bldr./Date RDG No. Disposition/Notes
4-Coupled
(0-4-0)
Braithwaite
1838
“Rocket” to Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA, static display (more info)
(4-4-0) E&H 1846 3 to Peoples Railway in Pottsville, returned to RDG with Peoples Rwy. acquisition donated to Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA, static display (more info)
Inspection
(2-2-2T)
BLW 8/1889 “Black Diamond” to Vernon Piper 1949; loaned to St. Louis Museum of Transportation,
St. Louis, MO, unrestored?, static display (more info)
A-4b Switcher
(0-4-0)
BLW 3/1903 1187 to E&G Brooke Iron Co. in 1946; to Colorado Fuel & Iron Co.; to Strasburg Rail Road 1962; on loan to RMPA, Strasburg, PA, static display (more info)
B-4a Switcher
(0-6-0T)
RDG 8/1918 1251 to Streigel Equipment & Supply 1965: to Rail Tours, Inc. 1964; to RMPA 1968, Strasburg, PA, cosmetic restoration, static display (more info)
T-1 Northern
(4-8-4)
RDG 9/1945 2100 to Streigel Equipment & Supply 1965; to Ross Rowland 1975; to 2100 Corp.
1987; to Tom Payne 1998, St. Thomas ON, stored serviceable (more info)
T-1 Northern
(4-8-4)
RDG 9/1945 2101 to Streigel Equipment & Supply 1965; to Ross Rowland 1975; traded to B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD for ex-C&O (#614), static display (more info)
T-1 Northern
(4-8-4)
RDG 10/1945 2102 to Steam Tours 1966; to Allegheny Railroad 1974; to Rail Diversified of OH 1977;
to BM&R; to RBM&N, Port Clinton, PA, stored unserviceable (more info)
T-1 Northern
(4-8-4)
RDG 1/1947 2124 to Steamtown 1963, moved with collection to Scranton, PA 1984, cosmetic
restoration 1997, static display (more info)
Notes: Sources:
• B&O–Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
• BLW–Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, PA (defunct)
• C&O–Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
• BM&R–Blue Mountain & Reading (Reading & Northern predecessor)
• E&H–Eastwick & Harrison, Philadelphia, PA (defunct)
• RDG–RDG Co. Shops
• RBM&N–Reading Blue Mountain & Northern (Reading & Northern)
• RCT&HS Archives
www.steamlocomotive.info
Surviving Diesel (partial list)
Type Bldr./Date RDG No. Disposition/Notes
C424 ALCO 10/63 5204 to CR (#2493), retired 1979; to GB&W 1980 (#322); to RCT&HS 1994, Leesport, PA, unrestored, serviceable (more info)
C424 ALCO 11/63 5206 to CR; Delaware & Hudson 1/79 (#452), rebuilt to C424m 5/80; to Springfield Terminal 1988 (#71); to D&H 1991 (#71); to Maine Central 1992 (#451); to Livonia Avon & Lakeville 1997 (#423), stored?
C630 ALCO 9/67 5308 to CR (#6761), stored 1979; to Chrome Locomotive 2/83; to RCT&HS 1986, Leesport, PA, restored 1987, serviceable (more info)
RS-3 ALCO 467 to United Railway Supply?; to Anthracite RRs Hist. Society, cosmetic restoration?
RS-3 ALCO 6/52 485 to United Railway Supply 1973; to Roberval & Saguenay RR (#30); to Domtar Packaging 1978 (#68); to Andrew Merrilees Ltd. 1987; to RCT&HS 1993, Leesport, PA, unrestored, unserviceable (more info)
RS-3 ALCO 1952 492 to United Railway Supply 1973; to Roberval & Saguenay RR (#31); to Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville (#103); to GE; to United Railway Hist. Society 1989, cosmetically restored 1991
RS-3 ALCO ? 495 to United Railway Supply 1973?; to Oglebay Norton Co., Ceredo, WV; to Collis P. Huntington Railway Hist. Society 1986: to Lake Shore Hist. Society; to Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, slated to be repainted into “Tennessee Central” colors?
RS-3 ALCO ? 520 to United Railway Supply?; to Magma Arizona RR?; to New River RR, Oneida, TN, restored as “Southern #520
DS441000 BLW 1948 702 to Patapsco & Back River RR; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, unrestored, unserviceable (more info)
FP7A EMD 1950 900 to SEPTA; to Philadelphia Chapter NRHS 1983: to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, partial restoration, unserviceable (more info)
FP7A EMD 1950 902 to SEPTA; to Lancaster Chapter NRHS 1983, restored 1995, to RCT&HS 2006, serviceable
FP7A EMD 1950 903 to SEPTA; to Philadelphia Chapter NRHS 1983, restored 1995, serviceable
GP7 EMD 618 to CCT (#70); to Eureka Southern; to NCRR; to NWP, stranded due to embargo
GP7 EMD 621 to Ma&Pa 1973; to GWI 2002; to East Penn Railways; to RCT&HS 2003
GP7 EMD 627 to ?
GP7 EMD 634 to CR (#???) rebuilt 1976 ICG, Puducah, KY; to Nittany & Bald Eagle (#1603)
GP30 EMD 3/62 3603 (5503) to CR (#2171), retired 4/91; to Naporano 1996; to LTE; to Green Valley Coal Co., Rainvile, WV 2/97 (#2171); to Eastern Idaho
GP30 EMD 4/62 3606 (5506) to CR (#2174), retired 1991; to Eastern Idaho RR 11/93 (#2174) repainted/renumbered 7/94 (#2274)
GP30 EMD 4/62 3607 (5507) to CR (#2175), retired 7/95; to Western Maryland Scenic (#2175)
GP30 EMD 7/62 3612 (5512) to CR (#2180), retired 4/90; to Alabama & Gulf Coast (#2180)
GP30 EMD 3/62 3613 (5513) to CR (#2181), retired ?; to RCT&HS 5/85 (#5513), Leesport, PA, restored 1985, unserviceable (more info)
GP30 EMD 3/62 3614 (5514) to CR (#2182), retired 4/91; to Metro East Industries 1997
GP30 EMD 7/62 3617 (5517) to CR (#2185), retired 4/91; to Naporano 1997; to LTE lease fleet; to Indiana Northeast (#2185)?
GP30 EMD 7/62 3619 (5519) to CR (#2187), retired 4/91; to Ohio Central 1996 (#2187)
GP35 EMD 8/64 3637 to CR (#3637), retired ?; to Metro-North Commuter RR 1994 (#105)
GP35 EMD 8/64 3640 to CR (#3640), retired ?; to RCT&HS 9/94, under restoration (more info)
GP35 EMD 8/64 3641 to CR (#3641), retired ?; to Metro-North Commuter RR 11/93 (#101)
GP35 EMD 8/64 3645 to CR (#3645), still extant?
GP35 EMD 9/64 3651 to CR (#3651), retired ?; to Midwest Metallics 1996; to Camas Prairie 1996 (#3651); to Palouse River & Coulee City 1996 (#3651)
GP39-2 EMD 3401 to D&H (#7401); to Guilford (#370?); to CSX (#4309)
GP39-2 EMD 3402 to D&H (#7402); to Guilford (#371?); to CSX (#4310)
GP39-2 EMD 3403 to D&H (#7403); to Guilford (#372?); to CSX (#4311)
GP39-2 EMD 3404 to D&H (#7404); to Guilford (#373?), (#359); to CSX (#4300)
GP39-2 EMD 3405 to D&H (#7405); to Guilford (#374?); to CSX (#4301)
GP39-2 EMD 3406 to D&H (#7406); to Guilford (#375?); to CSX (#4312)
GP39-2 EMD 3407 to D&H (#7407); to Guilford (#376?); to CSX (#4313)
GP39-2 EMD 3408 to D&H (#7408); to Guilford (#377?); to CSX (#4314)
GP39-2 EMD 3409 to D&H (#7409); to Guilford (#378?); to CSX (#4315)
GP39-2 EMD 3410 to D&H (#7410); to Guilford (#379?); to CSX (#4316)
GP39-2 EMD 3411 to D&H (#7411); to Guilford (#380?); to CSX (#4302)
GP39-2 EMD 3412 to D&H (#7412); to Guilford (#381?); to CSX (#4302)
GP39-2 EMD 3413 to D&H (#7413); to Guilford (#382?); to CSX (#4317)
GP39-2 EMD 3414 to D&H (#7414); to Guilford (#383?); to CSX (#4318)
GP39-2 EMD 3415 to D&H (#7415); to Guilford (#384?); to CSX (#4315)
GP39-2 EMD 3416 to D&H (#7416); to Guilford (#385?); to CSX (#4309)
GP39-2 EMD 3417 to D&H (#7417); to Guilford (#386?); to CSX (#4306)
GP39-2 EMD 3418 to D&H (#7418); to Guilford (#387?); to CSX (#4319)
GP39-2 EMD 3419 to D&H (#7419); to Guilford (#388?); to CSX (#4307)
GP39-2 EMD 3420 to D&H (#7420); to Guilford (#???); to CSX (#4308)
GP40-2 EMD 1973 3671 to CR (#3275); to NS (#3000)
GP40-2 EMD 1973 3672 to CR (#3276); to CSX (#4400)
GP40-2 EMD 1973 3673 to CR (#3277); to CSX (#4401)
GP40-2 EMD 1973 3674 to CR (#3278); to NS (#3001)
GP40-2 EMD 1973 3675 to CR (#3279); to NS (#3002)
MP15DC EMD ? 2770 to CR (#9620); to ?
MP15DC EMD ? 2771 to CR (#9621); to ?
MP15DC EMD ? 2772 to CR (#9622); to ?
MP15DC EMD ? 2773 to CR (#9623); to GATX (#623); to LLPX (#158)
MP15DC EMD ? 2774 to CR (#9624); to ?
MP15DC EMD ? 2775 to CR (#9625); to GATX (#???); to LLPX (#155)
MP15DC EMD ? 2776 to CR (#9626); to GATX (#???); to LLPX (#156)
MP15DC EMD ? 2777 to CR (#9627); to GATX (#???); to LLPX (#157)
MP15DC EMD ? 2778 to CR (#9628); to ?
MP15DC EMD ? 2779 to CR (#9629); to LLPX (#158)
MP15DC EMD ? 2780 to CR (#9630), to Old Augusta RR (#200), MS
NW2 EMD 7/47 103 to Andrew Merrilees Ltd.; to US Steel’s Fairless Works (#103); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, restored 1993, serviceable (more info)
SW900 EMD 9/61? 1505 to CR (#8705); still extant?
SW900 EMD 9/61 1508 to CR (#8708); to Progress Rail, leased to New Orleans Public Belt 1997-2000 (#8708)
SW900 EMD 9/61? 1512 to CR (#8712); still extant?
SW900 EMD 9/61? 1516 to CR (#8716); still extant?
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2601 to CR (#9401); to CSX 1999? (#1120); to LLPX (#91); leased to L&C
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2602 to CR (#9402); to CSX 1999? (#1121)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2603 to CR (#9403); to CSX 1999? (#1122)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2604 to CR (#9404); to CSX 1999? (#1123)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2605 to CR (#9405); to Genessee &Wyoming (#1000)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2606 to CR (#9406); to CSX 1999? (#1124)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2607 to CR (#9407); to CSX 1999? (#1125);to LLPX (#90)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2608 to CR (#9408); to CSX 1999? (#1126); to LLPX (#92)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2609 to CR (#9409); to NS 1999? (#2101)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2610 to CR (#9410); to CSX 1999? (#1127)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2611 to CR (#9411); to CSX 1999? (#1128)
SW1001 EMD 12/73 2612 to CR (#9412); to NS 1999? (#2102)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2613 to CR (#9413); to NS 1999? (#2103)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2614 to CR (#9414); to NS 1999? (#2104)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2615 to CR (#9415); to NS 1999? (#2105)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2616 to CR (#9416); to NS 1999? (#2106)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2617 to CR (#9417); to Genessee & Wyoming (#1001)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2618 to CR (#9418); to NS 1999? (#2107), based in Phila., PA
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2619 to CR (#9419); to NS 1999? (#2108)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2620 to CR (#9420); to NS 1999? (#2109)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2621 to CR (#9421); to NS 1999? (#2110), based in Phila., PA
SW1001 EMD 12/73 2622 to CR (#9422); to NS 1999? (#2111)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2623 to CR (#9423); to Genessee & Wyoming (#1002)
SW1001 EMD 11/73 2624 to CR (#9424); to Rail Link (#1003)
SW1001 EMD 12/73 2625 to CR (#9400); to NS 1999? (#2100)
SW1200 EMD ? 2715 to CR (#9315); to Diesel Supply (#???) 12/98
SW1200 EMD ? 2716 to CR (#9316); to Effingham RR (#2716), Effingham, IL
SW1200 EMD ? 2717 to CR (#9317); to ? (#???)
SW1200 EMD ? 2718 to CR (#9318); to ?
SW1200 EMD ? 2719 to CR (#9319); to Stockton Terminal & Eastern (#9319), CA
SW1500 EMD 8/66 2754 to CR (#9593); to CSX 1999? (#1092); to LLPX (#175)
SW1500 EMD 8/69? 2755 to CR (#9594); to NS 1999? (#2235)
SW1500 EMD 8/66 2757 to CR (#9596); to CSX 1999? (#1093)
SW1500 EMD 8/66 2758 to CR (#9597); to CSX 1999? (#1094); to LLPX (#207)
SW1500 EMD 8/66 2760 to CR (#9599); to CSX 1999? (#1095)
SW1500 EMD 8/66 2761 to CR (#9611); to NS 1999? (#2240); sold 10/01?
SW1500 EMD 8/66 2762 to CR (#9612); to RBM&N (#1547)
SW1500 EMD 8/69 2763 to CR (#9613); to CSX 1999? (#1098); to LLPX (#174)
SW1500 EMD 8/69 2765 to CR (#9615); to Juniata Terminal (#9276)
SW1500 EMD 8/69 2766 to CR (#9616); to CSX 1999? (#1099); to LLPX (#209)
SW1500 EMD 8/69 2768 to CR (#9618); to RBM&N (#1548)
SW1500 EMD 8/69 2769 to CR (#9619); to NS 1999? (#2241)
SW1500 EMD 8/69 2770 to CR (#9620); to NS 1999? (#2242)
SW1500 EMD 8/69 2774 to CR (#9624); to NS 1999? (#2246?)
U30C GE 6/67 6300 to CR #(6579); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, partial restoration, unserviceable (more info)

 

Notes Sources
• Andrew Merrilees, Ltd.–rail equipment dealer/supplier (active)
• BM&R–Blue Mountain & Reading (Reading & Northern predecessor)
• BLW–Baldwin Locomotive Works (defunct)
• CCT–Central California Tracton
• Chrome Locomotive–rail equipment dealer/rebuilder (defunct)
• CR–Conrail
• D&H–Delaware & Hudson
• L&C–Lancaster & Chester Railway
• LLPX–Locomotive Leasing Partners
• LTE–Larry’s Truck Electric, rail equipment dealer/rebuilder/scrapper (active)
• Midwest Metallics–scrapper (defunct, formerly Pielet Bros.)
• Naporano–scrapper (exited rail salvage business 1994)
• NS–Norfolk Southern
• NRHS–National Railway Historical Society
• RBM&N–Reading Blue Mountain & Northern (Reading & Northern)
• SEPTA–Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
• United Railway Supply–rail equipment dealer/rebuilder/scrapper (defunct)
• Aaron Berger
• Clint Chamberlain, North East Rails
• George Elwood, Fallen Flags and Other RR Photos
• A.H. Morscher, Morscher’s RR Images
• Josh Musser, Reading Railroad Page
• Wes Reminder, www.trainweb.org/conrail
Surviving Passenger (partial list)
Type Bldr./Date RDG No. Disposition/Notes
RDC-1 Budd ? 9151 to SEPTA; to Mass. Bay Transit Auth. (MBTA); to Hobo RR, NH, depowered
RDC-1 Budd 12/62 9152 to SEPTA; to Mass. Bay Transit Auth. (MBTA); to RCT&HS 10/91, Leesport, PA, unrestored, unserviceable (more info)
RDC-1 Budd ? 9153 to SEPTA; to Mass. Bay Transit Auth. (MBTA); to Bellefonte Hist. RR 11/89, Bellefonte, PA, serviceable
RDC-1 Budd ? 9154 to SEPTA; to Mass. Bay Transit Auth. (MBTA); to Hobo RR, NH, depowered
RDC-1 Budd ? 9158 to SEPTA; to Mass. Bay Transit Auth. (MBTA); to Hobo RR, NH, depowered
RDC-1 Budd ? 9159 to SEPTA; to Mass. Bay Transit Auth. (MBTA); to Hobo RR, NH, depowered
RDC-1 Budd ? 9161 to SEPTA; to Mass. Bay Transit Auth. (MBTA); to Hobo RR, NH, depowered
RDC-1 Budd 12/62 9162 to SEPTA; to Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA); to RCT&HS 10/91, Leesport, PA, unrestored, unserviceable (more info)
RDC-? Budd ? 9163 built for LV (#40); to RDG (#9163) 12/62; to SEPTA; to RMPA as LV (#40), Strasburg, PA, cosmetic restoration?
RDC-3 Budd ? 9166 built for B&M (#6305); to RDG (#9166), added snack bar; to SEPTA; to BM&R; to Reading & Northern (#9166), Port Clinton, PA
RDC-1 Budd ? 9167 built for NYH&H (#40); to PC (#99) 1968; to RDG (#9167) 1975; to RMPA (gift of PENNDOT 4/84), currently on loan to Bellefonte Hist. RR (#9167), Bellefonte, PA, serviceable
RDC-1 Budd ? 9168 built as RDC-3 for NYC (#M499); to PC (#98) 1968; to RDG (#9168) 1975; to SEPTA, rebuilt as RDC-1; to BM&R; to RBM&N (#9168), serviceable?
RDC-1 Budd ? 9169 to Green Bay Museum of Transport?
RDC-1 Budd ? 9170 to Alaska RR?
MU Trailer,ETf BSC 1925 774 built as 84-seat steel coach (#1276), rebuilt 88-seat MU trailer; to RTI 1976?, Jim Thorpe, PA, serviceable
MU Trailer, ETf BSC 1925 777 built as 84-seat steel coach (#1281), rebuilt 88-seat MU trailer; to RTI 1976?, Jim Thorpe, PA, serviceable
MU Trailer, ETe BSC 1925 783 built as 84-seat steel coach (#1163), rebuilt 88-seat MU trailer; to RTI; to Stewartstown RR, serviceable?
MU Trailer, ETe BSC 1925 787 built as 84-seat steel coach (#1167), rebuilt 88-seat MU trailer; to RTI 1976, Jim Thorpe, PA, serviceable
MU Electric, EPa H&H 1931 800 not part of “Blueliner” modernization program, to RMPA (gift of Philadelphia Chapter NHRS 12/80), Strasburg, PA, unrestored, unserviceable
MU Trailer, EPa H&H 1931 805 part of motel, Wilkes-Barre, PA; to Olde Cloverleaf Village, Danville, PA unrestored, unserviceable?
MU Electric, EPb H&H 1932 863 not part of “Blueliner” modernization program, to SEPTA; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, partial restoration, unserviceable (more info)
MU Trailer, ECa H&H 1931 9101 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#???), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to RTI 1993, Jim Thorpe, PA, serviceable
MU Trailer, ECa H&H 1931 9102 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#???), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to RTI 1993, Jim Thorpe, PA, serviceable
MU Trailer, ECa H&H 1931 9104 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#???), to SEPTA; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, unrestored, unserviceable
MU Trailer, ECa H&H 1931 9105 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#306), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to RTI 1993, Jim Thorpe, PA, serviceable
MU Trailer, EPb? H&H 1932 9107? built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#874), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to RTI 1993; to West Chester RR (#9107), West Chester, PA, in-service
MU Trailer, EPb H&H 1932 9108 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#875), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to RTI 1993, Jim Thorpe, PA, serviceable
MU Trailer, EPb H&H 1932 9109 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#876), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to West Chester RR (#9109?), West Chester, PA, in-service
MU Trailer, EPa H&H 1931 9110 built 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#839), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to RTI 1993, Jim Thorpe, PA, serviceable
MU Trailer, EPa H&H 1931 9111 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#827), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, unrestored, unserviceable (more info)
MU Trailer, EPa BSC 1931 9113 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#833), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA (#9113); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA (more info)
MU Trailer, EPa H&H 1931 9114 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#835), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to West Chester RR (#9114), West Chester, PA, in-service
MU Trailer, EPa H&H 1931 9115 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer; to SEPTA (#9115); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA (more info)
MU Trailer, EPa H&H 1931 9117 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#840), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA (last MU to leave RDG Terminal in 1984); to RTI 1993; to West Chester RR (#9117), West Chester, PA, in-service
MU Trailer, EPa H&H 1931 9119 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer; to SEPTA (#9119); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA (more info)
MU Trailer, EPb H&H 1932 9120 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#864), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to RTI 1993, Jim Thorpe, PA, serviceable
MU Trailer, EPb H&H 1932 9123 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer; to SEPTA (#9123); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA (more info)
MU Trailer, EPb H&H 1932 9124 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#869), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA; to West Chester RR (#9124), West Chester, PA, in-service
MU Trailer, EPb H&H 1932 9125 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#870), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA (#9125), based at Liberty Yard Elec. Shop, used for wire train service
MU Trailer, EPb H&H 1932 9127 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer; to SEPTA (#9127); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA (more info)
MU Trailer, EPb H&H 1932 9128 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer; to SEPTA (#9128); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA (more info)
MU Trailer, EPb H&H 1932 9130 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer (#???), modernized to “Blueliner”; to SEPTA (#9130), stored unserviceable?
MU Trailer, EPb H&H 1932 9131 built as 80-seat steel coach, converted to MU trailer; to SEPTA (#9131); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA (more info)
Baggage ? 1905? ? built as wood baggage for P&R, used on St. Clair wreck train as tool car; to RTI (#52?), Jim Thorpe, PA, rebuilt by Strasburg RR in 1975, stored, current status?
Baggage Express, BAa SSCC 1925 1715 built as baggage coach (400-series), converted to baggage-express; to Quakertown & Eastern; to Southwest Virginia Scenic RR; to NCTM; to RCT&HS 1998, Leesport, PA, under restoration (more info)
Baggage Express, BAa SSCC 1925 1756 built as baggage coach (400-series), converted to baggage-express; to RTI 1965, Jim Thorpe, PA, converted to tool car (#51), serviceable?
Baggage & Psngr., CVl SSCC 1925 408 to WK&S, Kempton, PA, recently repainted (looks great!)
Baggage & Psngr., CA BSC ? 515 built as 51-seat combine; to RTI; to HRCVE&LCo.; to RTI, Jim Thorpe, PA, converted to deluxe reclining car, serviceable
Baggage & Psngr., CA BSC 1920? 592 built as 51-seat combine; to Lancaster & Chester (#1); converted to lunch/power car for American Freedom Train; to BC Government for Royal Hudson train service (#?)
Bus. Car H&H 1917 10 to Strasburg RR, Strasburg, PA, displayed as “Paradise”, restored into RDG livery
Bus. Car BSC 1924 15 to private west coast owner mid 60’s
Café, DC PS? 1186 used on Iron Horse Rambles; converted to restaurant, “Steak and Bagel Train,” Broad & Callowhill Sts., North Philadelphia, PA, currently vacant?
Café-Parlor, DCe PS 1927? 1189 built for “King Coal”, rebuilt 1949 to class DPa, named “King Coal”, reassigned to “Crusader” 1959, retired 10/66; to RMPA 5/70, Strasburg, PA, unrestored
Coach ? H&H 1910? 1016 built as wood day coach for P&R, converted to MOW bunk car (#90874) for use on Erie Ave. (Phila.) wreck train; to RTI (#25), Jim Thorpe, PA, in-use as yard office car, painted maroon, current status?
Coach ? H&H 1910? 10?? built as wood day coach for P&R, converted to MOW bunk car for use on Erie Ave. (Phila.) wreck train; to RTI (#26?), painted maroon, in-use as the “Depot Antiques” store in Dushore, Sullivan County, PA, co-owned by Dr. Tom Shoemaker
Coach ? H&H 1910? 1023 built as wood day coach for P&R, converted to MOW bunk car (#92883) for use on Erie Ave. (Phila.) wreck train; to RTI (#27), Jim Thorpe, PA, painted dark green, stored, current status?
Coach, PBm? BSC 1925? 1120 to NH&I 
Coach, PBn BSC 1925? 1127 to NH&I 
Coach, PBr? BSC 1925? 1141 to Chessie System (#8); to RMA; to Cass Scenic RR 1982, unserviceable 
Coach, PBm BSC 1925 1158 to RTI 1965; to HRCVE&LCo. 1968; to RTI 1971, in-service Stewartstown RR
Coach, PBm BSC 1922 1341 to RTI 1964; to HRCVE&LCo. 1968; to RTI 1971, in-service Stewartstown RR
Coach, PBm? BSC 1922? 1365 to WK&S
Coach, PB BSC ? 1474 to WK&S
Coach, PB BSC ? 1481 to RTI, stored derelict in Mann’s Choice, PA
Coach, PB BSC ? 1494 to WK&S
Coach, PB H&H 1916 1505 to NH&I
Coach, PBr BSC 1925 1543 to RTI; to HRCVE&LCo. 1968; to RTI 1971, Jim Thorpe, PA, serviceable
Coach, PBr BSC 1925 1547 to SEPTA; to CONDOT; to DRM 1995 (#1547), Danbury, CT, in-service
Coach, PBt H&H 1922 2001 to SEPTA; to CONDOT; to DRM 1995 (#2001), Danbury, CT, stored serviceable
Coach, PBu H&H 1922 2012 to SEPTA; to CONDOT; to DRM 1995 (#2012), Danbury, CT, stored serviceable
Coach, PBu H&H 1922 2014 to SEPTA; to CONDOT; to DRM 1995 (#2014), Danbury, CT, stored serviceable
Coach, PBu H&H 1922 2015 to SEPTA; to CONDOT; to DRM 1995 (#2015), Danbury, CT, stored serviceable
Coach, PBh? BSC 1925? ??? to Chessie System; to SBVRR (#81); to Cass Scenic RR 1984, unserviceable
Coach, ? BSC 1932? ??? to Three Rivers Rambler
Coach, ? BSC 1932? ??? to Three Rivers Rambler
Coach, ? BSC 1932? ??? to Three Rivers Rambler
Coach-Grill, DC1a PS? 2060 built as coach class PBm (#1337), converted to grill car 1948; sold for scrap to Mr. Moyer; sold to Felty’s 1973, used as diner; sold to Ben Bernhart 2003; gifted to RCT&HS 2003, unrestored
Coach-Open SSCC 1925 1755 built as baggage coach (400-series); to RTI 1965 (#1), rebuilt into coach-baggage by Strasburg RR for RTI 12/75, serviceable
Combine H&H 1880’s? ? built as wood baggage for P&R, to Buffalo Creek & Gauley, used on on wreck train (#X-15); donated by Clinchfield Coal Co. to Cass Scenic RR, no roof, derelict condition
Obs.-Coach, PO Budd 1937 1 built for “Crusader”; to CN?; to R. Gordon Chaplin; to RMPA 11/86, Strasburg, PA, unrestored
Obs.-Coach, PO Budd 1937 5 built for “Crusader”; to Canadian National Railway 1965?; to Spirit of Washington Dinner Train 1998, Seattle, WA

 

Notes: Sources
• BSC–Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (defunct, subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel)
• CR–Conrail
• CONDOT–Connecticut Department of Transportation
• DRM–Danbury Railway Museum
• H&H–Harlan & Hollingsworth Corp. (1925 became subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel, defunct)
• HRCVE&LCo.–Historic Red Clay Valley Equipment & Leasing Company
• MOW–Maintenance-of-Way
• NCTM–North Carolina Transportation Museum
• NH&I–New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
• NRHS–National Railway Historical Society
• Obs.–Observation
• P&R–Philadelphia & Reading (RDG Co. predecessor)
• PS–Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co. (defunct)
• RBM&N–Reading Blue Mountain & Northern (Reading & Northern)
• RTI–Rail Tours, Inc.
• SSCC–Standard Steel Car Co.
• WK&S–Wanamaker Kempton & Southern
• Clint Chamberlain, North East Rails
• George Elwood, Fallen Flags and Other Railroad Photos
• RMPA–Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
• RCT&HS Archives
Surviving Freight (partial list)
Type Bldr./Date RDG No. Disposition/Notes
Covered Hopper, LOc ? 79262 2-bay, bulk cement service; to CR; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, restored (more info)
Covered Hopper, LOg ? 79787 2-bay, sugar service; to CR; to RCT&HS, Leespor, PA, restored (more info)
Covered Hopper, LOfx ? 93533 2-bay, various bulk commodities, converted to locomotive sand service; to CR; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, unrestored (more info)
Boxcar, XMs ? 5078 built for P&R, URSA-design, Bettendorf trucks; to RMPA (gift of Caloric Corp. 12/77), Strasburg, PA, unrestored
Boxcar, ? ? 122?? wood, built for P&R, assigned to RDG St. Clair wreck train; to RTI, stored derelict on the NH&I, New Hope, PA
Boxcar, RBla ? 17039 50' plug-door, to CR; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Boxcar, XApd ? 19903 60' double-door, to CR; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Boxcar, XLj PS 1972 20003 50' single-door, to CR; to RCT&HS 7/96, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Boxcar, XLj PS 1972 20042 50' single-door, to CR; to RCT&HS 1/99, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Boxcar, ? ? 24661 50' single-door, to CR; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Boxcar, XMy ? 106760 40' single-door, to CR; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, unrestored (more info)
Boxcar, XMc ? 109132 40' single-door, to CR; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, restored (more info)
Boxcar, XMf ? late 1960s 118141 40' single-door, to CR #(56913); to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Flatcar, FMd ? 9596 to CR?; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Flatcar, FMl ? 9653 to CR?; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Hopper, HTz ? 40074 90-ton 3-bay; to CR?; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Hopper, HTz ? 40150 90-ton 3-bay; to CR?; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored(more info)
Hopper, HTf ? 59061 70-ton 3-bay; to CR?; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Hopper, HTf ? 59097 70-ton 3-bay; to CR?; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored(more info)
Hopper, HTc ? 63321 55-ton, 2-bay, offset side; to CR?; to RCT&HS, unrestored (more info)
Hopper, HTss ? 66418 2-bay; to CR?; to RCT&HS, unrestored (more info)
Hopper, Hth RDG 1916 78847 to RMPA (gift of PP&L 6/69), Strasburg, PA, restored
Gondola, GHo ? 31405 65' mill; to CR?; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, unrestored (more info)
Gondola, GHo ? 31653 65' mill; to CR?; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, unrestored (more info)
Tank, TMd ? 90973 converted in 1950s to diesel fuel service (sits atop class FMc flatcar converted from class GMh gondolas by RDG Shops in 1925-26); to Strasburg RR, Strasburg, PA
Tank, TMhx ? 90980 converted to MOW; to M&H, Hummelstown, PA

 

Notes Sources
• CR–Conrail
• M&H–Middletown & Hummelstown
• NH&I–New Hope & Ivyland RR, New Hope, PA
• PS–Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co. (defunct)
• P&R–Philadelphia & Reading (RDG Co. predecessor)
• RTI–Rail Tours, Inc.
• RDG–RDG Co. Shops
• RMPA–RR Museum of Pennsylvania
• RCT&HS Archives
Surviving Caboose (partial list)
Type Bldr./Date RDG No. Disposition/Notes
Cab., NMh 1931-32 92827 to West Shore Rail Excursions or Central PA Chapter NHRS?
Cab., NMj ? 2/36 92830 to WK&S, Kempton, PA
Cab., NMj ? 3/36 92832 to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA, restored, serviceable
Cab., NMj ? 3/36 92837 to CR (#18722); to Walt Gosciminski, Catawissa, PA, restored as rentable cabin
Cab., NMj ? 1936 92844 to Reading & Northern, Port Clinton, PA
Cab., NMj ? 1936 92850 to CR; to the late David Shirey, Geigertown, PA
Cab., NMk ? 6/37 92857 to NH&I (#92857); to Penn Jersey Lines (#92857)?
Cab., NMk ? 1937 92864 to CR; to the late David Shirey, Geigertown, PA
Cab., NMk ? 1937 92866 to CR; to the late David Shirey, Geigertown, PA
Cab., NMl ? 1941 92885 to BM&R; to Reading & Northern?, Temple, PA
Cab., NMl RDG 3/41 92887 to CR (#18752); to United RR Hist. Society 1989, Ridgefield Park, NJ
Cab., NMl ? 1941 92891 to CR (#18750); to Rich Hafer, New Freedom, PA restored, serviceable?
Cab., NMl ? 1941 92897 to CR (#18735); dinner train display?, Lewisburg, PA
Cab., NMl ? 1941 92902 to CR (#18755); to Dan Mohr, Vera Cruz, PA
Cab., NMl ? 3/41 92906 to Red Caboose Park, Sinking Spring, PA
Cab., NMl ? 1941 92909 to CR; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA undergoing restoration, serviceable?
Cab., NMl ? 1941 92920 to CR; to Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, Hagerstown, MD, unrestored?
Cab., NMl ? 6/41 92926 to CR (#18748); to Butch Mieke & John Stoudt, Jim Thorpe, PA
Cab., NMn ? 9/42 92936 wood; to WK&S, Kempton, PA
Cab., NMn ? 9/42 92948 wood; to RTI, Jim Thorpe, PA, stored derelict?
Cab., NMn ? 9/42 92973 wood; to RTI, Jim Thorpe, PA, stored derelict?
Cab., NMo ? 1943 94003 to CR (#18832); Sykesville, MD
Cab., NMo ? 1943 94028 to CR (#18836); to Hocking Valley Scenic RR, Nelsonville, OH
Cab., NMo ? 1943 94036 to CR (#18833); to Doug McGill, Renoylds, IN
Cab., NMp ? 4/46 94050 to CR (#18848); to RTI, Jim Thorpe, PA, stored derelict?
Cab., NMp ? 1948 94054 to CR (#18852); to Walt Gosciminski, Catawissa, PA, restored as rentable cabin
Cab., NMp ? 1948 94055? to CR (#18853); to David Gamble, Topton, PA
Cab., NMp ? 6/48? 94057 to ?, Newport Township, PA
Cab., NMp ? 1948 94074 to CR (#18857); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA restored, serviceable
Cab., NEa ICC 1970? 94109 to CR (#22139); to Walt Gosciminski, Catawissa, PA, restored as rentable cabin
Cab., NEa ICC 10/71 94111 to D&H (#35792); to Paul Yorkis (508)553-4848, for sale?
Cab., NEa ICC 10/71 94113 to D&H (#35794); to Leatherstocking Rwy. Museum, Cooperstown, NY
Cab., NEa ICC 10/71 94116 to D&H (#35797); to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA undergoing restoration, serviceable?
Cab., NEa ICC 10/71 94117 to D&H (#35798); to Butch Mieke & John Stoudt, Jim Thorpe, PA

 

Notes Sources
• BM&R–Blue Mountain & Reading (Reading & Northern predecessor)
• CR–Conrail
• D&H–Delaware & Hudson
• ICC–International Car Corp.
• RDG–RDG Co. Shops
• RBM&N–Reading Blue Mountain & Northern (Reading & Northern)
• RTI–Rail Tours, Inc.
• WK&S–Wanamaker Kempton & Southern
• Tom Wolfgang, Conrail Cabins & Cabooses
Surviving Wreck & MOW (partial list)
Type Bldr./Date RDG No. Disposition/Notes
Tool Car, BAmx ? 90685 to CR; to RCT&HS 1993, Leesport, PA, stored serviceable (more info)
Idler Car, GHdx ? 90805 to CR (#45503); to RCT&HS 1997, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
Rider Car, CVmx ? 90893 to CR; to RCT&HS 1993, Leesport, PA, stored serviceable (more info)
Wreck Crane IB 3/56 90901 250-ton, based at Erie Ave. Terminal; to CR (#45214); to RCT&HS 1997, Temple, PA, stored serviceable (more info)
MOW Gon., GHr
? 96313 to CR; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
MOW Flatcar, FMex
? 96615 to CR; to RCT&HS, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)

 

Notes Sources
• IB–Industrial Brownhoist • RCT&HS Archives

 

Surviving Other (partial list)
Type Bldr./Date RDG No. Disposition/Notes
Hand Car, 4-wheel ? 1890 78847 to RMPA, Strasburg, PA (purchased 1/93 from Rev. Harry G. Nice)
Speeder, Class M-19 Fairmont 1956 M20 motorized track car, originally built for Chesapeake & Ohio; to RMPA, Strasburg, PA (gift of Erma Kuser 2/91), serviceable
Aux. Tender RDG 1900? 90811 built P&R tender for class L-7c? Camelback, converted to MOW water car (#90811) for firefighting service on St. Clair wreck train; to RTI (#8)
Aux. Tender RDG 1901? 90691 built P&R tender, converted to MOW water car (#90691) in 1943 for Tamaqua Fire Fighting train, sold for scrap 1966; to Wawa & Concordville; to Wilmington & Western (#?); to RCT&HS 2004, Temple, PA, unrestored (more info)
LEMTU ? 90847 to CR; to RCT&HS, Leesport, PA (more info)
Scale Test Car ? ? to CR (#80046); to NS, Northumberland, PA?
Scale Test Car ? ? to CR (#80062); to NS

 

Notes Sources
• LEMTU–Locomotive Engineer Mobile Training Unit
• MOW–Maintenance-of-Way
• P&R–Philadelphia & Reading (RDG Co. predecessor)
• RDG–RDG Co. Shops
• RTI–Rail Tours, Inc.
• RMPA–Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
  (last updated: 1/08)

 

 

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