• New Reading Station, 2102

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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/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by rwk
 
What is the new station at Rt. 61 going to be like? Will it have a station building and a platform by the tracks? Also, will 2102 run this year or not until next year? Why is 225 the 4-6-0 parked at the new station site? Don't they have any interest in running it? So it will just be a static display at the station complex?
  by NorthPennLimited
 
Any status update on 2102?

Is it a year away from completion? 2 years away?
  by mcgrath618
 
NorthPennLimited wrote: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:04 pm Any status update on 2102?

Is it a year away from completion? 2 years away?
I've heard that 2100 could be finishing up as early as this year. At this rate RBMN might want to ask their team for help when they're done!
  by Statkowski
 
I remember, riding the train out from Reading Terminal in Philadelphia, that Reading had two passenger depots. Whatever happened to them?
  by glennk419
 
Statkowski wrote: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:15 am I remember, riding the train out from Reading Terminal in Philadelphia, that Reading had two passenger depots. Whatever happened to them?
The two stations in Reading were Franklin Street, located at 7th and Frankiln Streets, and Outer Station which was inside of the wye at 6th and Buttonwood Streets. Franklin Street still stands and has been restored and houses a brew pub. Outer Station burned, I believe in 1968, and is long gone.
  by mcgrath618
 
Hate to bump this thread with no new info, but any update whatsoever on 2102? The T1s have been on my mind lately.
  by jrevans
 
mcgrath618 wrote: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:44 pm Hate to bump this thread with no new info, but any update whatsoever on 2102? The T1s have been on my mind lately.
One of the R&N groups on facebook has been showing some status updates. They were installing new rivets in the firebox a few weeks ago. I saw a video yesterday which showed shiny new staybolt caps installed all over the outside too. It looks like they are making pretty good progress and it is a thorough overhaul!
  by mcgrath618
 
I just discovered this picture of 2102 at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia:
https://imgur.com/a/4o59LrF

When was this? AFAIK, the last time live steam operated in Philly city limits was the Chessie Special in ‘79...
  by jrevans
 
mcgrath618 wrote: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:03 pm I just discovered this picture of 2102 at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia:
https://imgur.com/a/4o59LrF

When was this? AFAIK, the last time live steam operated in Philly city limits was the Chessie Special in ‘79...
That images shows as being from railpictures.net so I searched there and found this from 1988:
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/565117/

Looks like RBM&N did some specials to Philly in 1986:
In Norristown:
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/725020/
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/724945/

And also in 1985:
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/691663/
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/7967/

1988 in NJ:
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/360607/