Images of passenger service on the Reading Company
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Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader, westbound at Roselle, N.J., on Jersey Central tracks, 1940s. Photo by Frank Quinn
Chestnut Hill local
“Blueliner” M.U. cars inbound from Chestnut Hill at Gravers station, mid-1969. Photo by Bob Trennert
New York express
Philadelphia–Jersey City hourly train eastbound at Jenkintown, Pa., August 1946. Photo by Robert G. Lewis
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.
Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader departing Jersey City on CNJ tracks, 1950s. Classic Trains collection
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
FP7s 904 and 903 with Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader on Jersey Central trackage at Fanwood, N.J., August 1951. Photo by Ed Theisinger
Fox Chase local
Budd Silverliner 9007 arrives at Fox Chase station on a run from Reading Terminal in 1966. Photo by Bethlehem Steel
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
FP7s with Jersey City–Philadelphia Crusader on Jersey Central trackage at Bayonne, N.J., July 1952. Photo by David W. Salter
Pacific with Jersey City–Philadelphia Wall Street, half a mile north of Elkins Park station, March 6, 1948. Photo by R. H. Braun
Budd Silverliners inbound to Reading Terminal at Wayne Junction, February 1974. Photo by Bob Trennert
Brill motor car 9067 and trailer on Slatington, Pa.–Reading train 801 arriving Outer Station, Reading, April 1949. Photo by John W. Hand
Suburban M.U. trains
Silverliner and standard M.U. cars at Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, May 1970. Photo by William D. Middleton
Budd RDCs on Philadelphia–Pottsville train 2007 (train 7 on weekdays), west of Valley Forge, Sunday, June 30, 1963. Photo by Aaron G. Fryer
Fairbanks-Morse H24-66 Train Master with Pottsville–Philadelphia King Coal at Valley Forge, fall 1956. Photo by Aaron G. Fryer
Interior of heavyweight coach modified in late 1940s for service on Philadelphia–Jersey City Wall Street. Reading Co.
Budd RDCs on SEPTA Philadelphia–Newtown train 1884 at Cheltenham Junction, Pa., May 1981, just before end of service. Photo by William J. Coxey
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
Chestnut Hill local
M.U. train on a Chestnut Hill local inbound at Wayne Junction, late 1940s. Photo by John F. Endler Jr.