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News photos: Reading & Northern hosts RDC excursion

By | April 25, 2022

Trip features mileage from four predecessor railroads

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Rail Diesel Car exiting tunnel
Rail Diesel Car exiting tunnel
Heading north, the excursion train exits the ex-Reading Tamaqua Tunnel at Tamaqua, Pa., on Saturday, April 23. (Dan Cupper)

PORT CLINTON, Pa. — Mileage from four of the railroads which helped form today’s Reading & Northern were featured on a Saturday, April 23, excursion by R&N Rail Diesel Car.

Trackage from the Reading Co., Central of New Jersey, Lehigh Valley Railroad, and Lehigh & New England were included in the fundraiser for the Railroad Historians of The Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. It was the first Reading & Northern excursion to visit the Lehigh & New England trackage, and the first to visit Lehighton on the former Lehigh Valley.

The excursion, a sell-out, featured a number of photo stops and runbys.

RDC cars on large steel bridge
The special poses on the 161-foot high Hometown Trestle between Hacuks and Nesquehoning, Pa., on former Central of New Jersey trackage. (Dan Cupper)
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