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By | October 11, 2021

The Reading Company is Classic Trains' Railroad of the Month for October 2021

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Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader, westbound at Roselle, N.J., on Jersey Central tracks, 1940s.
Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader, westbound at Roselle, N.J., on Jersey Central tracks, 1940s.

Crusader

Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader, westbound at Roselle, N.J., on Jersey Central tracks, 1940s. Photo by Frank Quinn

Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader, westbound at Roselle, N.J., on Jersey Central tracks, 1940s.
Chestnut Hill local “Blueliner” M.U. cars inbound from Chestnut Hill at Gravers station, mid-1969.

Chestnut Hill local

“Blueliner” M.U. cars inbound from Chestnut Hill at Gravers station, mid-1969. Photo by Bob Trennert

Chestnut Hill local “Blueliner” M.U. cars inbound from Chestnut Hill at Gravers station, mid-1969.
Philadelphia–Jersey City hourly train eastbound at Jenkintown, Pa., August 1946.

New York express

Philadelphia–Jersey City hourly train eastbound at Jenkintown, Pa., August 1946. Photo by Robert G. Lewis
Philadelphia–Jersey City hourly train eastbound at Jenkintown, Pa., August 1946.
G-3 Pacific and rebuilt heavyweight cars for Philadelphia–Jersey City Wall Street posed off-route for a publicity photo at Reading, Pa., 1948.

Wall Street

G-3 Pacific and rebuilt heavyweight cars for Philadelphia–Jersey City Wall Street posed off-route for a publicity photo at Reading, Pa., 1948. Photo by Reading Co.

G-3 Pacific and rebuilt heavyweight cars for Philadelphia–Jersey City Wall Street posed off-route for a publicity photo at Reading, Pa., 1948.
Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader departing Jersey City on CNJ tracks, 1950s.

Crusader

Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader departing Jersey City on CNJ tracks, 1950s. Classic Trains collection

Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader departing Jersey City on CNJ tracks, 1950s.
American-type 315, from the heaviest class of 4-4-0s ever built, with Reading–Lancaster local train 901 at Shreiners, circa 1940.

Train 901

American-type 315, from the heaviest class of 4-4-0s ever built, with Reading–Lancaster local train 901 at Shreiners, circa 1940. Photo by William M. Moedinger

American-type 315, from the heaviest class of 4-4-0s ever built, with Reading–Lancaster local train 901 at Shreiners, circa 1940.
FP7s 904 and 903 with Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader on Jersey Central trackage at Fanwood, N.J., August 1951.

Crusader

FP7s 904 and 903 with Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader on Jersey Central trackage at Fanwood, N.J., August 1951. Photo by Ed Theisinger

FP7s 904 and 903 with Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader on Jersey Central trackage at Fanwood, N.J., August 1951.
Budd Silverliner 9007 arrives at Fox Chase station on a run from Reading Terminal in 1966.

Fox Chase local

Budd Silverliner 9007 arrives at Fox Chase station on a run from Reading Terminal in 1966. Photo by Bethlehem Steel

Budd Silverliner 9007 arrives at Fox Chase station on a run from Reading Terminal in 1966.
G-3 Pacifics 211 with Harrisburg–Jersey City Queen of the Valley (left) and 210 with Pottsville–Philadelphia train 92 at Outer Station, Reading, late 1940s.

G-3 action at Outer Station

G-3 Pacifics 211 with Harrisburg–Jersey City Queen of the Valley (left) and 210 with Pottsville–Philadelphia train 92 at Outer Station, Reading, late 1940s.

Photo by George W. Gerhart
G-3 Pacifics 211 with Harrisburg–Jersey City Queen of the Valley (left) and 210 with Pottsville–Philadelphia train 92 at Outer Station, Reading, late 1940s.
FP7s with Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader on Jersey Central trackage at Bayonne, N.J., July 1952.

Crusader

FP7s with Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader on Jersey Central trackage at Bayonne, N.J., July 1952. Photo by David W. Salter

FP7s with Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader on Jersey Central trackage at Bayonne, N.J., July 1952.
Pacific with Jersey City–Philadelphia Wall Street, half a mile north of Elkins Park station, March 6, 1948.

Wall Street

Pacific with Jersey City–Philadelphia Wall Street, half a mile north of Elkins Park station, March 6, 1948. Photo by R. H. Braun

Pacific with Jersey City–Philadelphia Wall Street, half a mile north of Elkins Park station, March 6, 1948.
Budd Silverliners inbound to Reading Terminal at Wayne Junction, February 1974.

Suburban train

Budd Silverliners inbound to Reading Terminal at Wayne Junction, February 1974. Photo by Bob Trennert

Budd Silverliners inbound to Reading Terminal at Wayne Junction, February 1974.
Brill motor car 9067 and trailer on Slatington, Pa.–Reading train 801 arriving Outer Station, Reading, April 1949.

Train 801

Brill motor car 9067 and trailer on Slatington, Pa.–Reading train 801 arriving Outer Station, Reading, April 1949. Photo by John W. Hand

Brill motor car 9067 and trailer on Slatington, Pa.–Reading train 801 arriving Outer Station, Reading, April 1949.
Silverliner and standard M.U. cars at Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, May 1970.

Suburban M.U. trains

Silverliner and standard M.U. cars at Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, May 1970. Photo by William D. Middleton

Silverliner and standard M.U. cars at Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, May 1970.
Budd RDCs on Philadelphia–Pottsville train 2007 (train 7 on weekdays), west of Valley Forge, Sunday, June 30, 1963.

Train 2007

Budd RDCs on Philadelphia–Pottsville train 2007 (train 7 on weekdays), west of Valley Forge, Sunday, June 30, 1963. Photo by Aaron G. Fryer

Budd RDCs on Philadelphia–Pottsville train 2007 (train 7 on weekdays), west of Valley Forge, Sunday, June 30, 1963.
Fairbanks-Morse H24-66 Train Master with Pottsville–Philadelphia King Coal at Valley Forge, fall 1956.

King Coal

Fairbanks-Morse H24-66 Train Master with Pottsville–Philadelphia King Coal at Valley Forge, fall 1956. Photo by Aaron G. Fryer

Fairbanks-Morse H24-66 Train Master with Pottsville–Philadelphia King Coal at Valley Forge, fall 1956.
Home/Railroad Reference/Great Passenger Trains/Reading Company - Image Gallery Share your thoughts on this article1Email this article to a friendTweet this on TwitterShare this on Facebook Reading Company - Image Gallery Images of passenger service on the Reading Company Posted on June 15, 2020 GL1501232 View LargerFULL SCREENReading Co. Wall Street Interior of heavyweight coach modified in late 1940s for service on Philadelphia–Jersey City Wall Street.

Wall Street

Interior of heavyweight coach modified in late 1940s for service on Philadelphia–Jersey City Wall Street. Reading Co.

Home/Railroad Reference/Great Passenger Trains/Reading Company - Image Gallery Share your thoughts on this article1Email this article to a friendTweet this on TwitterShare this on Facebook Reading Company - Image Gallery Images of passenger service on the Reading Company Posted on June 15, 2020 GL1501232 View LargerFULL SCREENReading Co. Wall Street Interior of heavyweight coach modified in late 1940s for service on Philadelphia–Jersey City Wall Street.
Budd RDCs on SEPTA Philadelphia–Newtown train 1884 at Cheltenham Junction, Pa., May 1981, just before end of service.

Train 1884

Budd RDCs on SEPTA Philadelphia–Newtown train 1884 at Cheltenham Junction, Pa., May 1981, just before end of service. Photo by William J. Coxey

Budd RDCs on SEPTA Philadelphia–Newtown train 1884 at Cheltenham Junction, Pa., May 1981, just before end of service.
Pacific and Ten-Wheeler with Bethlehem–Philadelphia Interstate Express, with through cars from Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, passing YM interlocking at Glenside, Pa., 1940s.

Interstate Express

Pacific and Ten-Wheeler with Bethlehem–Philadelphia Interstate Express, with through cars from Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, passing YM interlocking at Glenside, Pa., 1940s. Photo by W. P. Ratchford

Pacific and Ten-Wheeler with Bethlehem–Philadelphia Interstate Express, with through cars from Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, passing YM interlocking at Glenside, Pa., 1940s.
M.U. train on a Chestnut Hill local inbound at Wayne Junction, late 1940s.

Chestnut Hill local

M.U. train on a Chestnut Hill local inbound at Wayne Junction, late 1940s. Photo by John F. Endler Jr.
M.U. train on a Chestnut Hill local inbound at Wayne Junction, late 1940s.

 

All through October 2021, the Reading Company is Classic Trains‘ Railroad of the Month! In this photo gallery, please enjoy images of Reading passenger trains selected from the archives of the David P. Morgan Library at Kalmbach Media!

This photo gallery had previously been published in June 2020.

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One thought on “Reading Company passenger trains

  1. The Brill Motor Car on Train 801 at Reading is 4067, not 9067. It was renumbered to 4067 from 67 when Baldwin VO-660 diesel shifter 67 took the number in 1941.

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