Reading 1965 Freight Service Guide

Reprints of the Reading Company 1965 Freight Service Guide are now available for purchase.

It details every customer with private sidings, or served by an RDG team track, by location. It also tabulates the hours that switch crews are available at every on-duty location.

Mostly black-and-white text, it also contains color route maps of four service areas: Philadelphia Terminal area, Philadelphia Division, Reading Division, and Shamokin District.

Here’s part of a page that shows customers in the Chester District.


ARHS book sale – December 7, 2019

Here’s another chance to get great railroad books and support the ARHS!

We will hold a book sale at Lehigh Gap on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 3 PM.

Books cover a broad range of railroad subjects; most are in mint condition. Hardcovers are $25 each, softcovers, $10.

As with our June sale, there is no list or catalog, no mail orders, and no returns.
These books are from the estate of railroader Perry Billington.

Same location as the previous sale, 1309 Riverview Dr, Walnutport, PA 18088.

Bring your shopping bags and stock up for winter reading.

Now Available – Budd RDC brochure

The ARHS is excited to announce the publication of a 24-page vintage brochure about Budd Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs.) This is packed with photos and data for historians and modelers. The Philadelphia-based company built 398 of these self-propelled passenger cars, in 5 variations, between 1949 to 1962.
Railroads across the USA and Canada used these cars into the Amtrak era and beyond. The Lehigh Valley, Central RR of New Jersey, Reading and Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines had fleets of these cars.

Order this now from the ARHS store:

Budd RDC Brochure Reprint