Former Reading car #2060 being moved

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Former Reading car #2060 being moved

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The former Reading passenger car that's been resting along RBMN's Good Spring Branch in Good Spring is going to be moved shortly. The car was raised off of the ground recently & placed on wooden cribbing. I am not privy to where the car is going, who owns it, or how long it has been there. Some people may know this car as a former dining room at the Fountain Diner, which is now the Fountain Family Restaurant. She's in some fairly rough shape, with some holes rusted through the floor.

I took some photos this morning [10/14/2010] before she's moved.

Google Maps link of the RDG 2060:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 3&t=h&z=19

Trackside shot
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Opposite side
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Showing her Reading Paint
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Steps partially folded down
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Enjoy.

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Re: Former Reading car #2060 being moved

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The 2060 is being prepped for its move to Hamburg and should move shortly after some further work is done.
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Re: Former Reading car #2060 being moved

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I noticed today the cribbing the car had been sitting on has been removed, and RDG 2060 is resting on the motive apparatus. Can't be too long now!

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Re: Former Reading car #2060 being moved

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Did the car make it's to Hamburg. any upates?

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Re: Former Reading car #2060 being moved

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Schuylkill Valley wrote:Did the car make it's to Hamburg. any upates?

Len.
She's still resting in Good Spring as of Sunday evening (12/12/2010).

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Re: Former Reading car #2060 being moved

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Here's how RDG 2060 looked on Christmas Eve.

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Re: Former Reading car #2060 being moved

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On my way to work this morning, I noticed a white semi (sans trailer) sitting near RDG 2060. I can report that she is now gone, no longer in Good Spring. I would assume the RCT&HS moved her to Hamburg today.

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Re: Former Reading car #2060 being moved

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I saw it headed south on 61 near Schuylkill Haven today. It's probably home by now. cool.

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Re: Former Reading car #2060 being moved

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Yes it is. I saw pictures that it's currently resting in Hamburg Yard.

From the MP&RE Dept./RCT&HS Facebook page:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hp ... 3400_n.jpg

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