Reading 2124 – Steamtown USA
Another historic Locomotive on display at Steamtown USA, a really great place if your into old trains and such. The location is part of The National Park System and located in downtown Scranton PA. Well worth a visit if your in the area. In the summer they have live steam locomotives operating and most of the museum is located outside with displays on live operating tracks, a very cool place to wander and shoot.
Reading Company. #2124 is a 4-8-4, built by Baldwin, Reading Company Shops. January 1947. Some interesting facts-
Cylinders: 27 x 32 Drive Wheels: 70 Weight on Drivers: 278,200
Originally built by Baldwin as a 2-8-0 around 1923- 1925.
Rebuilt by the Reading Company, out shopped January 1947 as a 4-8-4, class T-l, Northern.
This heavy freight engine pulled long trains of anthracite coal, the Reading’s main cargo. Used in the Reading Company’s “Reading Rambles” excursions. Purchased by Nelson Blount in 1963. One of nine remaining Reading Company locomotives.
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