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.
Here’s the Anthracite Extra (newsletter) for November 2019
In this issue:
- Prime Mover in B Unit Runs
- New Publications for Sale
- Anthracite Railroads Modeling
- A Long Road With the ARHS B-unit
- New CNJ Material Added to ARHS Archives
- Digitizing Large Documents for Archives is Ongoing
- Board and Financial News
- LHR Caboose 18 Preserved at Phillipsburg
Read the September 2019 Anthracite Extra here.
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.
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