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.
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.
Morning Sun Books, hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, 11 x 8.5 x .5 in., all-Color photographs.