Vignettes of the Reading Lines Part 1

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The Reading Company was the favorite railroad of Allentown, Pennsylvania native Charles Houser, Sr, who filmed throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Steam and Diesel are included in this rare color and black & white film.

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The Reading Company was the favorite railroad of Allentown, Pennsylvania native Charles Houser, Sr, who filmed throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Steam action includes Reading 4-8-4, 2-8-0, 4-6-2, 2-10-2 and 2-8-8-0s during the late 1940s and 1950s at locations including Tamaqua, Lansdale, East Penn Jct, and Gordon.

Diesel coverage of FTs, F7s, Trainmasters, AS-16s, FAs, RS3s, RDCs, and GP30s continues through the 1950s and 60s at Bethlehem, Allentown, Rutherford, and Perkasie. Included are MU cars on the North Penn Branch, Mack Trucks’ ill-fated New Haven rail bus testing on the Reading, Camelbacks on the Ironton Railroad, a brief look at subsidiary Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, and the last run of the Berkshire doodlebug on April 9, 1949. Rare color and black & white film.

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1 review for Vignettes of the Reading Lines Part 1

  1. aw

    A big D&H fan, but having seen that and Leigh Valley, I had to see this. I love Clear Block as his videos are put together nicely. Clear Block really did their research on these productions. Its a shame there were not more Clear Block videos.

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