27 01, 2021

The Railroad Shops on North Sixth Street

2021-06-04T12:07:29-04:00January 27th, 2021|Planes-Trains-Automobiles|0 Comments

In 1900, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad began construction of the sprawling railroad shops along North Sixth Street in Reading.  They were the largest railroad shops in America, and unlike most railroads, allowed the Reading to make its own engines. The Reading shops [...]

26 06, 2020

Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Swinging Bridge at Outer Station

2020-06-26T09:20:05-04:00June 26th, 2020|Bridges-Viaducts, Planes-Trains-Automobiles|0 Comments

In 1886, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad (P&R) decided to provide a safe pedestrian route across its main line and yard tracks east of the Outer Station in Reading. With the closest underpass located two blocks north of the station, pedestrians coming from [...]

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