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Philly Chapter

Sat 03/30/19
Category: Philly Chapter
Posted by: SiteAdmin


To commemorate the Reading Company, Philadelphia Chapter operated the Farewell to the Reading special, operating from Reading, PA to Port Reading, NJ on March 21, 1976, just 10 days before Conrail. Here is train is, eastbound, passing a throng of photographers at Hopewell, NJ station with our own #903 leading. Passengers on this trip received a souvenir glass mug and we fed them a hot lunch at Freddie’s Restaurant in West Trenton, where the Chapter has held its summer dinner the past two years.

Photo by Kermit Geary, Jr. 

Reading FP7 #902 leads Philadelphia Chapter’s King Coal Special returning to Reading on May 21, 1972 as it passes through Excelsior, PA, just outside of Shamokin. The consist looks good with the one standard coach up front and the five 2000-series bringing up the rear. Who would have known that these units would be preserved some 45 years later.

Photo by Kermit Geary, Jr.


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