Clean locomotives in attractive paint schemes on well-maintained track will be found in this title. There are quite a few excursions featuring both steam and diesel power. The last chapter is a color guide to locomotives and a caboose.
Reading and Northern in Color tells the incredible success story of how the Blue Mountain & Reading, the designated operator of a 13 mile branch line north of Reading PA became the award winning regional carrier, Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern serving northeastern Pennsylvania. First-rate photography and informative captions provide thorough coverage of the 35 year history of the railroads.
Contents:The History of the Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad, pp. 3-9;The Blue Mountain and Reading Railroad, pp. 10-20;Off-line Excursion (various steam and diesels), pp. 21-25;Designated Operator Lines (State of Pennsylvania), pp. 26-28;Reading Cluster, pp. 29-63;East Mahanoy and Hazelton Railroad, pp. 64-71;C&S Railroad, pp. 72-77;Lehigh Division, pp. 78-96;Passenger Service on the Reading & Northern, pp. 97-106;Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, pp. 107-113;Further System Expansions, pp. 114-117;Locomotives and Equipment, pp. 118-128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.