Remarks: Title does not lie! NS 213 meets RDG CO. NW2 103 pulling a Reading gon through the double crossing. This is perhaps the first meet here in decades, as the Reading excursion track has not been used since the early 90's (except for R&Ns rare ballast operations). This Reading unit is owned by Reading and Northern, and is still used in operations. History in the making: this gon movement is part of Reading and Northern's operations to move all their historical Reading equipment from Temple to the new museum site Hamburg. Also just a note, the engine was listed an 'OE-9' on the unit, however it is listed as an NW2 on the roster.
This reminds me of UP's Missouri Street double crossing in Pine Bluff,AR.
Posted by railroadlover on December 28, 2007
I miss the trains that go throgh here. ALOT. I remember as a YOUNG kid (under 4) going through here at the end of preschool which was on the other side of RT 61 and a BLACK engine sitting there loading. It was about 1993 or something like that, near the end of there time there. If i could, i would buy the whole reading line and get it running again, but thats a dream. I also remember ridding on one of the last passenger trains that left there.
Great Video Eric.
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Posted by DamonS on June 23, 2008
That's an amazing shot, talk about perfect timing! This is a great railfan area, I eat lunch here every day. Partly to get out of the office, and mostly due to the decent NS traffic that comes though here daily. Hoping I'll catch some R&N action, but so far haven't been able to meet up with one.
Posted by Tim Weidner on October 20, 2008
The 103 is owned and operated by the RCT&HS. We were shifting out equipment to move to our recently opened Museum site in Hamburg, PA. OE-9 is the Reading Company's classification for their NW2's. OE stands for Oil Electric. The RCT&HS did run passenger excursions on this line in 2005 and we had quite a few "Meets" with NS trains through out the season. 103 is currently stored serviceable and on display at the RCT&HS Museum in Hamburg.
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