New toys coming to the Reading & Northern

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New toys coming to the Reading & Northern

Postby NJT4272 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:08 am

Word has it, and the photos prove it, that the Reading & Northern is about to receive the two former Bessemer & Lake Erie F7s and the Susquehanna RDC1 that have languished on the Southern Railroad of New Jersey in Winslow Junction, NJ for the past several years. They've received R&N reporting marks and have been numbered appropriately to fit within the current R&N roster.

Looks like the Reading & Northern is going to be getting a set of 'Executive F's' and classic cab units for all those excursion trains!

Read all about it over on the NJ Railfan Forum: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=127&t=30543&start=75#p1428928
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Re: New toys coming to the Reading & Northern

Postby glennk419 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:45 am

Does anyone know if these units have actually made it to Port Clinton or what the plans are for them?
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Re: New toys coming to the Reading & Northern

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:01 am

Read the linked thread.
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Re: New toys coming to the Reading & Northern

Postby glennk419 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:46 am

lvrr325 wrote:Read the linked thread.


I know that thread and contributed to it. I was asking if they've reached Port Clinton.
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Re: New toys coming to the Reading & Northern

Postby Heidelbergbreaker » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:53 am

All 3 are listed on their roster according to their website.
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Re: New toys coming to the Reading & Northern

Postby one87th » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:24 am

The units have been on the Reading and Northern since at least May 25, 2017. On that date a friend of mine was in Pottsville. He caught the R&N's recently acquired and newly repainted MP15 #1542 (ex NS #2426, which had had its final lettering applied the day before) with recently acquired ex-SRRofNJ F-7As #250 and #251 and RDC-1 #9167. The units arrived at Pottsville's Union Station Intermodal Transit Center spur at 1 p.m. that Thursday. The RDC was uncoupled and left on the spur, and the MP15 towed the two F units back south.
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Re: New toys coming to the Reading & Northern

Postby one87th » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:30 am

More photos of the R&N's recently acquired F units and RDC at Pottsville on May 25, 2017.
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Re: New toys coming to the Reading & Northern

Postby one87th » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:33 am

R&N MP15 # 1542 and newly acquired F units departing Pottsville's Union Station Intermodal Transit Center spur after dropping off newly acquired RDC-1 #9167.
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