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Author Smith, Philip K., author.

Title Reading Trains and Trolleys [electronic resource] / Philip K. Smith.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing Inc., [2004]


Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Images of rail
Images of rail.
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Summary Rail transportation has been part of daily life in Reading since the 1830s. Reading Trains and Trolleys portrays the good old days of the Philadelphia & Reading Railway (reorganized as the Reading Company in 1923), the Schuykill Valley Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Mount Penn Gravity Railroad, the Neversink Mountain Railroad, the Reading City Passenger Railway, and the Reading Traction Company. The Reading Railroad gained widespread recognition as a property for sale on the Monopoly board, but the history of trains and trolleys in Reading goes well beyond that iconography. Reading Trains and Trolleys documents the impact of railroad and trolley networks on Reading and adjoining communities, including photographs of the interior of the locomotive shop and the carbarn at Tenth and Exeter Streets, views of the Walnut Street yard before and after the Outer Station was constructed, and views from the Swinging Bridge, which spanned the yard by the Outer Station. The Historical Society of Berks County's collection of rail photographs includes many never-before-published images of diverse scenes in and around Reading.
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Subject Steam locomotives -- Pennsylvania -- Reading Region -- Pictorial works.
Street-railroads -- Pennsylvania -- Reading Region -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Historical Society of Berks County.
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Other Form: Print version: Smith, Philip K. Reading trains and trolleys. Portsmouth, NH : Arcadia, 2004. 0738535141 (pbk.) (DLC)2003116185
ISBN 9781439631805 (epub)
Standard No. 9781439631805

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