Conrail's Reading Line - Page 2

The Reading Line was Conrail's route between Reading and Allentown/Bethlehem, with CP-Wyomissing on the Harrisburg Line at the west end and CP-Bethlehem on the Lehigh Line on the east. It is mainly composed of the former East Penn Railroad, which came under control of the Reading Railroad and became known as the "Crossline". 

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CR 6742 leads ALSR at Longswamp, PA 1/26/93

6742, NS 3980, and NS 1628 lead ALSR6 through Longswamp, PA on January 26th, 1993. This train became NS 155 at Hagerstown, MD.

MP22.5 CR Reading Line

CR 6748 east stone Reading 08061985

CR 6748 leads a sister on a stone train at Reading.

CR 6828 Longswamp, PA 9/86

Almost new 6828 leads 6412 on PIOI-5 @ Longswamp, PA

CR 6997 Allentown, Pa 10-1995

CR 6997 is on the point of ALHB at CP-BURN in Allentown, Pa 10/1995

CR 7519 GP10 + CR 9563 SW1500 at CP CLINT

CR GP10 7519 (ex PC GP9 7058 nee PRR GP9 7058) + CR SW1500 9563 with mixed freight leaving yard (CP CLINT)

CR 7580 leads WHRE10 at Topton, PA 10/16/92

GP10 7580 leads WHRE10 through Topton. Another GP10, 7578, is on the other end of the train.

MP18.5 CR Reading Line

CR 8119 leads ALEN7 at Allentown, PA 9/7/90

A GP38-2 brings Allentown-Enola manifest ALEN westbound through CP-BURN on September 7, 1990. Notice that this was clearly before the Basin St. grade crossing elimination project took place. Today, the roadbed is on a fill several feet above ground level here.

CR 8227 Allentown, Pa 8-1994

CR 8227 is on the point of ALHB at CP-BURN in Allentown, Pa 8/1994

CR 9630 Allentown (BURN) 5/78

The second Ore Train ZBB-412 on 5/28/78 is powered by MP15DC's

CR Freight at Allentown, PA 4/1/99

Conrail has two months left as this eastbound manifest heads east into the yard with four EMDs. This train may have been CAAL. Unfortunately my dad didn't keep notes so I'm 100% sure about that.

CP-Burn MP35.0 CR Reading Line

CSXT 7618 Blandon, PA 1/20/1993

Two CSX C40-8's and the 6829 lead ALCS0 through Blandon. MP0.8 CR Reading Line

PIOI-7 SD60I 5506 CP-Burn, Allentown, Pa

PIOI-7 with SD60I 5506 and SD50 6816 @ CP-Burn Auburn Street Allen Town, Pa

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