Planning a Trip to the Reading and Northern

The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad (reporting mark RBMN) (a.k.a. Reading and Northern Railroad) is a regional railroad operating in eastern Pennsylvania. Website: http://www.rbmnrr.com/

Planning a Trip to the Reading and Northern

Postby Railfan1588 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:01 pm

Hi,

I am planning on making a trip to the Reading and Northern in a couple of weeks to do some railfanning. I'm targeting operations on their former Reading branches.

What is the schedule for operations out of Tamaqua and Port Clinton during the weekdays?

Is there currently anything using the former L&NE line between Tamaqua and Landsford?

What locations are currently loading Anthracite coal?

Thanks,
Nicholas Marakovits
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Re: Planning a Trip to the Reading and Northern

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:01 am

Nick, you should contact R&N They should be able to tell you better then us. Phone#. 610-562-2100. Ask for Tyler Glass. He's the VP of all Operation.
The women who answers the phone isn't too friendly to railfans.
Good luck,
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Re: Planning a Trip to the Reading and Northern

Postby GP30 5513 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:06 pm

Schuylkill Valley wrote:Nick, you should contact R&N They should be able to tell you better then us. Phone#. 610-562-2100. Ask for Tyler Glass. He's the VP of all Operation.
The women who answers the phone isn't too friendly to railfans.
Good luck,
Len.


Very much agreed. Tyler took me on a private tour of their PN Engine Facility 2 years ago, and is a really nice guy. Don't expect a private tour though.

Len is 110% correct about the receptionist. I nearly had my head bitten off asking about the ex-Conrail PD coach sitting in Cressona Yard.
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Re: Planning a Trip to the Reading and Northern

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:58 pm

GP30, The Conrail PD coach is own by a private person who lives in Cressona, PA. I'm sorry I don't know his name.

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Re: Planning a Trip to the Reading and Northern

Postby lakeshoredave » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:42 pm

We will see you on that trip to the R&N.

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Re: Planning a Trip to the Reading and Northern

Postby rwk » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:48 am

The director of the passenger department is a woman. She sometimes answers the phone if you call the rr. Her name is Laura. It used to be a man, but I guess he retired. I thought Therman Madeira was the passenger department head at one time?
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Re: Planning a Trip to the Reading and Northern

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:42 pm

Therman W. Madeira still works for R&N in the passenger Dept. you'll see him at the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway most of the time. Laura A. Kennedy is in charge of the Passenger Dept. I might add A very nice girl.

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