22 05, 2020

Wright Biplane over Mt. Penn and Reading

2020-05-22T22:00:14-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Planes-Trains-Automobiles|0 Comments

On Thursday July 9, 1914 an enthusiastic crowd of spectators gathered at Carsonia Park to witness two beautiful flights in a large, high-powered Wright biplane from the level lawn near the lake in Carsonia Park. Carsonia Park operated in Lower Alsace Township from [...]

20 05, 2020

End of the Line – Last Passenger Train to Reading & Bringing Passenger Trains Back

2021-02-07T07:38:04-04:00May 20th, 2020|Planes-Trains-Automobiles|0 Comments

On Tuesday afternoon, June 30, 1981, commuters gathered at the Franklin Street Station to board one of the last trains making a run from Pottsville through Reading to Philadelphia waited patiently for the diesel to arrive. The trip would be their last on [...]

18 05, 2020

Vintage Videos of Reading, PA and Berks County

2020-05-21T12:32:03-04:00May 18th, 2020|Bridges-Viaducts, Landmarks, Planes-Trains-Automobiles, Towns-Wards|0 Comments

Sinking Spring Drive-In The Sinking Spring Drive-In, which opened in 1955, was the third in Berks to be built in the post-World War II heyday of America's love affair with the car. When it was built by Fabian and Jay Emanuel Theaters, its [...]

16 05, 2020

Reading Railroad: Coal Age Empire

2020-05-16T18:11:03-04:00May 16th, 2020|Planes-Trains-Automobiles|0 Comments

Decades ago, Reading was a mighty manufacturing town where the Reading Railroad — once the world's largest company, now a spot on the Monopoly board — built a 19th-century transportation empire, and factories produced everything from hats to hardware. At one time, the [...]

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