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Reading Company photograph collection

Accession 1974.330

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Reading Company photograph collection
Dates: 1873-1945
Accession Number: 1974.330
Creator: Reading Company
Extent: 6293 items
Physical Description: 4932 photographic prints : b&w ; 16 x 20 in. or smaller. ; 1229 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. ; 129 items : blueprints ; 45.5 x 78 cm. ; 18 photographic prints : stereograph ; 8.5 x 17 cm. ; 12 prints (postcards) : 9 x 14 cm. or smaller. ; 1 item : printing plate ; 21.5 x. 28.5 cm.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: The Reading Company, chartered in 1871, became the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coalmines assembled between 1833 and 1896 by its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. The collection consists of photographs [negatives, blueprints and other graphic materials relating to the Reading Company and its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company.
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Historical Note

The Reading Company, chartered in 1871, became the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coal mines assembled between 1833 and 1896 by its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. The Reading Company owned, leased or held a controlling interest in rail lines throughout southeastern and central Pennsylvania, with branches stretching as far north as Scranton and as far west as Williamsport and Shippensburg. The company also held a controlling interest in the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey, giving its lines access to New York City. As a result of anti-trust proceedings, the Reading Company divested itself of its mining subsidiary in 1923. After bankruptcy in the early 1970s, viable portions of the Reading's rail network were conveyed to Conrail on April 1, 1976. The reorganized Reading Company retains real estate and other non-rail assets.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of graphic materials relating to the Reading Company and its predecessor, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company.

The bulk of the photographs in the Reading Company collection show views along trackage and work being done on the tracks, views of stations, bridges, buildings owned or utilized by the company and assorted locomotives and rolling stock. Right of way images from within Philadelphia focus on construction projects, as do the majority of the images taken along the company's main line and branches outside the city. Notable among these are photographs of the Manayunk elevated construction, the construction of the low grade freight line in Wayne, and the change of alignment of the Schuylkill River at Port Clinton, change of alignment on the Catawissa Railroad, eliminations of grade crossings at Soderton and Sellersville Photographs of bridges, stations and other Reading Company buildings and facilities (for example, coal yards, freight yards, grain elevators) are included. These photos include structures in New Jersey as well as those along the Reading's lines in southeastern and central Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Notable among these are construction views of the Kaighn's Point Terminal in Camden and the North Broad Street Station in Philadelphia. Trains are included incidentally in all of these categories. Another file in the collection, however, consists of about 100 undated photos of specific locomotives and rolling stock, some of which did not, in fact, operate on the Reading Company's lines. Also part of the collection are a small number of employee photographs, as well as miscellaneous images including dams, the Schuylkill Canal, Hog Island, and properties owned by other railroads. Lastly, there is a small group of stereographs including a dozen views from Cape May.

These images represent only a fragment of the Reading Company's activities and property holdings during this period. The company's photo archive has been lost or scattered through dispersal.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Elevating of tracks, 1906-1920
1563 items
Scope and Content
Consists of detailed images of street scenes in Philadelphia surrounding the the elevation of tracks on the Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad to eliminate grade crossings. Residential, commercial and industrial areas of the city appear in these photographs; locations along Huntingdon Street, Hunting Park Avenue, Fairmount Avenue and Spring Garden Street appear frequently.
Box
1 Binder 1: "Spring Garden Street Station" to "9th and Brown Streets", 1906-1907
1 Binder 2: "N. E. corner 9th and Fairmount Avenue" to "N.W. corner of 9th and Parrish Streets", 1906-1907
1 Binder 5: "Rear Columbia Avenue Station, Hutchinson Street side" to "N.W. corner Columbia Avenue & RR", 1906-1907
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2 Binder 6: "RR looking north from Montgomery Street" to "RR looking west on Colona Street", 1906-1907
2 Binder 7: "S.W. corner Colona and RR" to "1244 Huntingdon Street", 1906-1907
2 Binder 8: "1240 Huntingdon Street" to "Electric Storage Battery Co., from 19th to RR", 1906-1907
Box
3 Binder 10: "2300 N. of 13th Street" to "N.W. corner of 19th and RR", 1907
3 Binder 11: "3334 N. 19th Street" to "N. E. corner of 20th and Venango Street", 1907
3 Binder 12: "1927 Venango Street" to "South side of Hunting Park Ave. west of RR to Blabon Street", 1907
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4 Binder P2: "South on RR from Susquehanna Avenue east side" to "looking north from Dauphin Street east side", 1908
4 Binder P4: "South on RR from 10th Street abutment" to "N. E. corner, 13th and Cumberland Streets", 1908
4 Binder P5: "Retaining wall and power house from Broad Street south" to "Looking south from Norris Street west side", 1908
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5 Binder P6: Coal yard, N. E. corner 10th and Norris Streets" to "Office and storehouse, Huntingdon Street car cleaning yard, contract #28", 1908-1909
5 Binder P8: "Looking north from York Street" to "North from Diamond Street", 1909
5 Binder P9: "South along 10th Street from RR" to "8th and Thompson Street", 1909
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6 Binder P11: "S.W. corner 9th and Green Streets" to Footing #22 east side of 9th Street", 1909
6 Binder P12: "Master Street Yard, Thompson Street wall, looking north" to "General view, York Street", 1909
6 Binder P13: "Looking south, general view, Huntingdon Street" to "Looking south from Parrish Street", 1909
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7 Binder P20: "Underneath Spring Garden Street Station, east side, looking north" to "Coaling station, Green Street Yard, east side", 1910
7 Binder P22: "Looking north Spring Garden Street office building and station" to "Shelter shed, Columbia Avenue, east side", 1910
7 Binder P25: "RR and Jefferson Street, looking north" to "RR and Hunting Park Avenue, looking south", 1910
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8 Unnumbered Binder: "818 Columbia Avenue, S. E. corner 9th Street" to Unidentified, 1907-1910
8 Unnumbered Binder: "Kensington Avenue looking south" to "RR and Aramingo Avenue, looking south, derrick", 1913
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9 Unnumbered Binder: "RR and Fairmount Avenue, looking south" to "East side, bridge over Colona Street", 1908-1911
9 Binder "Green to Wood": "RR and Spring Garden Street, looking east" to "Spring Garden Street arch from west", 1913-1914
9 Binder "PG&N Old-New Tioga" : "RR and Hunting Park Avenue looking north" to "RR and 16th Street junction looking north", 1906, 1912
9 Binder "PG&N Old-New Tioga: "Berks and 10th Streets, looking north" to "Looking North from 13th and Cumberland", 1906, 1911
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10 Binder "Olney 2": "Fishers Street looking west from Mascher Street" to Duncannon Street looking southwest", 1913-1914
10 Binder "PD": "Thompson Street and RR looking south" to "Jasper Street & RR looking east", 1912
10 Binder "PE": "RR and Aramingo Avenue, stone arch, south side" to "Kensington & Lehigh Avenues looking north", 1912
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11 Unnumbered Binder: "Looking East on Tabor Street from Mascher Street" to "2064 Lehigh Avenue and S.W. corner Amber Street and Lehigh Avenue", 1907-1914
11 Miscellaneous loose photographs, 1908-1920
II. Subject Files, 1906-1945
2937 items
Scope and Content
This series of Philadelphia construction photos features over 250 views of the construction of the Pennsylvania Avenue Subway and Tunnel between 1894 and 1900. These images include above-ground structures along the new subway line as well as actual construction images. Over 100 blueprint sectional maps of the Philadelphia Division of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway, circa 1904, are also included with this series.
A. Right of Way
Box
12 Philadelphia - Olney - Grade crossings avoidance on line of the P. N. & N. Y. RR over Tabor Road, Mascher Street, Fishers Avenue & Duncannon Street, 1913-1915
12 Philadelphia - Glen Willow to Shawmount - Change of alignment, 1914
12 Philadelphia - Richmond Branch Elevated - Construction, 1911-1913, 1915-1917, 1920, 1922
12 Philadelphia - Manayunk Elevated - Construction, 1928-1930
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12A Philadelphia - Wayne Junction, Low Grade Freight Line - Construction, 1912-1914
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13 Outside of Philadelphia - Main Line - Valley Forge - Change of alignment, 1911
13 Outside of Philadelphia - Pottstown - Retaining wall construction, 1924
13 Outside of Philadelphia - Pottstown - North of station - Blizzard, 1894
13 Outside of Philadelphia - Reading - Plan of elimination of grade crossings, 1920
13 Outside of Philadelphia - Klapperthal Curve - Reading, undated
13 Outside of Philadelphia - Port Clinton - Change of alignment, 1924-1927
13 Outside of Philadelphia - North of Main Line - Line of Repplier Coal Company Breaker, 1925-1926; 21 photographic prints
13 Outside of Philadelphia - North of Main Line -Catawissa RR, north of Ringtown - Change of alignment, 1922-1928
13 Outside of Philadelphia - West of Main Line - Harrisburg - Overpass construction, 1920
13 Outside of Philadelphia - West of Main Line - Harrisburg - Steelton line - Elimination of grade crossings, 1928
13 Outside of Philadelphia - East of Main Line - Chelten Hills - Elimination of grade crossing, 1924
13 Outside of Philadelphia - East of Main Line - Glenside - Elimination of grade crossing, 1926
13 Outside of Philadelphia - East of Main Line - Glenside - Construction around station, 1929
13 Outside of Philadelphia - East of Main Line - Souderton - Elimination of grade crossing, 1915, 1927-1928
13 Outside of Philadelphia - East of Main Line - Sellersville - Elimination of grade crossing, 1926-1928
13 Outside of Philadelphia - Miscellaneous Locations and Unidentified - Otis Elevating Railway, Catskill, NY, 1902
13 Outside of Philadelphia - Miscellaneous Locations and Unidentified - Mahanoy Plane, 1913
13 Outside of Philadelphia - Miscellaneous Locations and Unidentified - Foundry along tracks at Bethlehem,PA, 1885
13 Outside of Philadelphia - Miscellaneous Locations and Unidentified - Flat Rock Tunnel, West Manayunk, PA, undated
13 Outside of Philadelphia - Miscellaneous Locations and Unidentified -, undated
B. Bridges
Box
14 Philadelphia & Vicinity - Bridge #6/24, Wissahickon, 1927-1928
14 Philadelphia & Vicinity - #10/64, Richmond Branch over Tulip Street, 1920-1922
14 Philadelphia & Vicinity - #8/12, North of North Manayunk, 1923-1924
14 Philadelphia & Vicinity - #7/74, West Manayunk, 1927-1928
14 Philadelphia & Vicinity - Wayne Junction, 1914-1915
14 Philadelphia & Vicinity - #10/41, Jenkintown, 1926
14 Philadelphia & Vicinity - #14/03, Valley Falls, 1924-1925
14 Philadelphia & Vicinity - #18, Bryn Athyn, 1916
14 Philadelphia & Vicinity - North Pennsylvania Line over Richmond Branch at Fairhill Junction, circa 1899
14 Main Line, Outside Philadelphia to Pottsville - Swedesford (Norristown), 1922-1924
14 Main Line, Outside Philadelphia to Pottsville - Phoenixville, 1915
14 Main Line, Outside Philadelphia to Pottsville - Pottstown, Franklin Street, 1921
14 Main Line, Outside Philadelphia to Pottsville - #61/87, Tuckerton, 1922
14 Main Line, Outside Philadelphia to Pottsville - #65/20, Rickenbach, 1922
14 Main Line, Outside Philadelphia to Pottsville - #72/56, South of Berne, 1914, 1916
14 Main Line, Outside Philadelphia to Pottsville - Mill Creek Junction, 1911
14 Branch Lines West of the Main Line - #3, Cedar Hollow Branch, 1914
14 Branch Lines West of the Main Line - #43, Oakland, 1920
14 Branch Lines East of the Main Line - #19/96, South of Exmoor, 1924
14 Branch Lines West of the Main Line - Old Bridge over Shanois Street, Harrisburg, 1928
14 Branch Lines West of the Main Line - Columbia Bridge, Philadelphia, 1921
14 Branch Lines East of the Main Line - #0/18, East of Conshohocken, 1924
14 Branch Lines East of the Main Line - #22, Lansdale, 1916
14 Branch Lines East of the Main Line - #2, Colmar, 1914
14 Branch Lines East of the Main Line -#43/90, North of Shelly, 1924
14 Branch Lines East of the Main Line - Covered bridge, Virginville, 1914
14 Branch Lines East of the Main Line - #44, South of Albany, 1914-1915
14 Branch Lines East of the Main Line -#46, South of Albany, 1914-1915
14 Branch Lines East of the Main Line - Salford, 1914-1915
14 Branch Line North of Pottsville - Milton, 1911, 1915
14 Branch Line North of Pottsville - North of Mooresburg, 1915-1916
14 Branch Line North of Pottsville - Rupert (over Susquehanna), 1911
14 Branch Line North of Pottsville - #5 Mine Gap Viaduct & #7 Fishers Viaduct (N. of McAuley), 1917-1921
14 Branch Line North of Pottsville - Reed, 1917
14 Branch Line North of Pottsville - #43, South of Snydertown, 1917
14 Branch Line North of Pottsville - #53, South of Lewisburg, 1917
14 Branch Line North of Pottsville - #54, South of Lewisburg, 1917
14 Branch Line North of Pottsville - Mahanoy City, over Main Street, 1914
14 Wilmington & Northern Branch - #0/98, East of Montchanin, DE, 1927
14 Wilmington & Northern Branch - #16, Cossart, 1914
14 Wilmington & Northern Branch - #40, Mortonville, 1914
14 Wilmington & Northern Branch - #58, Wagontown, 1914
14 New Jersey - #3, Mullica Hill, NJ, 1920
14 Footbridges, Foot Tunnels - #8/69, Elkins Park, footbridge, 1924
14 Footbridges, Foot Tunnels - #8/98, Elkins Park, footway tunnel, 1924-1925
14 Footbridges, Foot Tunnels - #44/57, Douglassville, temporary footbridge, 1923
14 Footbridges, Foot Tunnels - #44/72, Douglassville, footway tunnel, 1923
14 Footbridges, Foot Tunnels - #5/35, Haddon Heights, NJ, footbridge, 1928
14 Miscellaneous - Two unidentified bridge piers, 1921
14 Miscellaneous - First iron bridge on Reading RR, dismantled, undated
14 Miscellaneous - Photograph of engraving of highway bridge at Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, undated
14 Miscellaneous - Railroad Bridge near Williamsport - Reading, Catawissa, Williamsport & Elmira Langenheim, 1854
14 Miscellaneous - unidentified, undated
C. Stations
Box
15 Philadelphia - Centennial Fair Station, engraving, 1876
15 Philadelphia - Columbia Avenue, 1909
15 Philadelphia - Conshohocken, 1920
15 Philadelphia - Conshohocken, West, 1920
15 Philadelphia - Germantown Depot (old), undated
15 [East Falls (see Midvale Avenue)]
15 Philadelphia - Huntingdon Street, 1918
15 Philadelphia - Midvale Avenue, 1912
15 Philadelphia - Noble Street, 1913
15 Philadelphia - North Broad Street, 1929
15 Philadelphia - Reading Terminal, undated
15 Philadelphia - Tabor, 1926
15 Philadelphia - Tioga, 1922
15 Philadelphia - 22nd Street, 1939
15 Philadelphia - Wingohocking, 1878, 1931
15 Pennslyvania, outside Philadelphia - Bethlehem (photo of engraving), undated
15 Pennslyvania, outside Philadelphia - Halls, 1907 August
15 Pennslyvania, outside Philadelphia - Harrisburg, undated
15 Pennslyvania, outside Philadelphia - Lewisburg, undated
15 Pennslyvania, outside Philadelphia - Mine Hill Crossing, undated
15 Pennslyvania, outside Philadelphia - New Hope, undated
15 Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia - Norristown, undated
15 Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia - Perkiomen Junction, 1912
15 Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia - Phoenixville, 4-23-45, 1945
15 Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia - Old Station, Lebanon, PA, undated
15 Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia - Port Clinton, undated
15 Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia - Reading (photo of engraving), undated
15 Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia - Robesonia, undated
15 Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia - Wilkes-Barre, undated
15 Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia - Wernersville, 1926-1927
15 New Jersey - Bound Brook, undated
15 New Jersey - Elizabethport, circa 1937
15 [New Jersey - Kaighn's Point Terminal - See Buildings, Facilities, etcirca, Box 16]
15 New Jersey - Lakehurst, undated
15 New Jersey - Newark, Broad Street Station, 1934
15 New Jersey - North Branch, undated
15 New Jersey - Ocean City, 1922
15 New Jersey - Skillman, undated
15 New Jersey - Somerville, undated
15 Miniature model of "Mt. Summit" station, undated
15 Lebanon Valley Railroad - Robesonia Station, 1856
15 Unidentified station interior, undated
D. Buildings and Facilities
Box
15 Philadelphia - Olney Street Tower, undated
15 Philadelphia - E. Conner Coal Yard, Coral & Silver Streets, 1916-1917
15 Philadelphia - Coral Street Freight Yard, 1922
15 Philadelphia - Smith & Holthous Coal Yard, Lehigh & Jasper Streets, 1917-1918
15 Philadelphia - Wm. J. Steen & Co., Coal Yard, Emerald & Frankford Streets, 1916-1918
15 Philadelphia - Demolition of buildings on south side of Richmond Branch, 1916-1922
15 Philadelphia - Coal Yard in Pennsylvania Avenue, Line at 17th and Callowhill Streets, 1915
15 Philadelphia - Coal Yard, 11th and Callowhill Streets, 1926-1927
15 Philadelphia - Coaling Station, Pennsylvania Avenue Line, 20th Street, 1912
15 Philadelphia - Freight House No. 2, Front and Willow Streets, 1930
15 Philadelphia - Freight Yard, Willow and Noble Streets, 1928, 1930
15 Philadelphia - Express Transfer Shed, Master Street Yard, 1922
15 Philadelphia - Warehouse, 20th and Hamilton Streets, 1927-1928
15 Philadelphia - Grain Elevator, 20th Street, Shamokin and Pennsylvania Avenue, 1925
15 Philadelphia - Pier 36 on Delaware River, after Fire, 1914-1915
15 Philadelphia - Reading Company Terminal Commerce Building, undated
15 Philadelphia - Philadelphia Inquirer Building, 1109 & 1111 market Street, being demolished, 1926
15 Philadelphia - Spring Garden Station, YMCA, undated
15 Philadelphia - Reading Offices, Fourth Street below Walnut, 1873
15 Philadelphia - Port Richmond (photo of engraving), undated
15 Philadelphia - First Depot built by the Philadelphia and Reading RR, corner of Broad and Cherry Streets, Philadelphia, 1840
15 Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia - Birdsboro - Signal tower, 1925-1926
15 Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia - Lancaster - Freight house, 1923
15 Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia - Paxtang - Yards, 1906
15 Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia, 1927-1929
15 Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia - East Pennsylvania RR Headquarters Building, Reading - Pottstown - Freight house, 1911
15 Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia - Reading - Engine facilities, 1918-1919
15 Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia - Rutherford, PA - Engine facilities, 1918
15 Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia - Rutherford, PA - Yards, 1906
15 Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia - St Clair Yard, 1911-1912
15 Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia - Works of the Pottstown Iron Company, undated
Box
16A New Jersey - Kaighn's Point Terminal, Camden, NJ - construction, 1922-1924
16A New Jersey - Liberty Street Ferry Terminal, NJ, undated
16A New Jersey - Port Reading, NJ, 1912
16A Unidentified and Reading RY YMCA - Location Unknown, undated
16A Unidentified and #411, "Nevada" Signal Tower - 10th & Dromond St. Tower - Location Unknown, undated
16A Unidentified and Unidentified Stations, 1925, 1931, 1939, undated
E. Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Box
16B Album of historical railroad cars and train details, 1859, undated
16B Locomotive #326, undated
16B Locomotive, #330, undated
16B Cars manufactured by the Iron Car Company, NY, 1888
16B Locomotive construction post-WWII, Locomotive, #2101, undated
16B Construction of Steam Locomotive, #243 (used in Reading Magazine), undated
16B Locomotive #833, "The Blue Comet" on southbound track at Elizabethport Station, undated
16B Locomotive, #2100, undated; postcard
16B Locomotive, #411, camelback, undated; postcard
16B Locomotive, #594, on Armstrong turntable, undated
16B Locomotive, #267, undated
16B Locomotive, #198, undated
16B Locomotive, #580, undated
16B Locomotive, #983, undated
16B Locomotive, #419, undated
16B Locomotive, #1167 with crew, undated
16B Locomotive, #105 with crew, undated
16B Engine #3003, Class K-1-sa (Santa Fe Type), rebuilt at Reading Shops, 1929 January
16B Reproduction of "Rocket", undated
16B The "Catawissa" built in 1832 for Little Schuylkill Navigation & Coal Co.
16B Print of Freight Engine "Gowan & Marx" - Designed and built by Eastwick & Harrison, Philadelphia, for the Philadelphia and Reading RR, 1839
16B Ross Winan's "Camel" 1847, 1855
16B Drawing of the "Black Hawk" built for the Philadelphia & Trenton RR by the Baldwin Locomotive Works (postcard), 1835
16B Camden, Gloucester & Mt. Ephraim 816C1, 1874 April
16B Delaware & Hudson Canal Company Inspection Locomotive, built by Schenectady Locomotive Works, circa 1900
16B Central RR of NJ, Locomotive, #9 with crew, circa 1908
16B Print of Harrison, Winans and Eastwick's Freight Engine - Built in St. Petersburgh, Russia for the St. Petersburgh and Moscow RR, 1844
16B Philadelphia and Reading RR Hopper and Gondola cars, #87259, Capacity - 110000 pounds, 1913 November 11
16B Philadelphia & Reading RR Coach, Pottsville PA. Built by Jackson and Sharp, Wilmington, 1892; 1 photographic prints
16B Inspection Car - Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis RR, #2, built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, circa 1900
16B Inspection Car - Detroit & Lima Northern RR, #100, built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, circa 1900
16B Unidentified cars details and locomotives, undated
F. People/Personnel
Box
16B General officers of the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Co, 1902
16B Train dispatchers, Reading "D" office, undated
16B Station Gang (Robesonia), undated
16B Edward M. Clymer, undated
16B Ross Winans (24428), undated
16B Millholland, undated
16B John Eastburn Wootten, 1822 - 1898, undated
16B Edwin Chamberlain (1854-1922), Asst. Engineer 1887-1922, undated
16B William Woodington, undated
16B Unidentified officials examining "Molly Maguire" documents, undated
16B Moncure Robinson, chief civil engineer of Reading RR, undated; photo of engraving
16B Stockholders Meeting, 1957 June 4
16B Unidentified people, 1908 July 1
16B Unidentified people, undated
G. Other Railroads, Scenic Views, Maps, Incidental Construction
Box
16B Market Street elevated, progress views, 1906
16B Road Construction, West Manayunk, 1924-1925
16B Easton, PA - photo of engraved view, undated
16B Coaling stations constructed by Link Belt Engineering Co., circa 1900
16B Delaware River, Yardley, PA - 1 showing canal. Photos by H.B. Harmer, circa 1895
16B Pictured Rocks, Rocky Glen, Bound Brook RR. Photo by H.B. Harmer, undated
16B Maps - property along Trenton branch of Delaware & Bound Brook RR, undated
16B Pennsylvania RR - Northern Central Elevator, Canton, Baltimore, MD - includes Mechanical Car Unloader for Grain Elevators, undated
16B B & O Locomotive, #50 - Presentation at national Museum of Transport, St. Louis, MO, undated
16B B & O Diesel Electric Passenger Locomotive #50, 1935
16B View along the Columbia Railroad near Fairmount Waterworks, Philadelphia - from early lithograph, undated
16B Excursion Train from Albany to Schenectady, - The first steam train in America - Mohawk & Hudson RR, 1831
H. Miscellaneous
Box
16B Vacation Scenes from Cape May, undated
16B "A Trip on the Catawissa" - Ringtown Bridge and Summit from the Tunnel, undated
16B "Views on the Line of the Philadelphia and Reading RR and Branches" - Repairmen on velocipede and handcar, Express Engine, undated
16B Mouth of Perkasie Tunnel, undated
16B Hog Island, 2 aerial views, 1 map, undated
16B Booklets - Pages from Unidentified Publication with portraits of company executives, property of Harry W. Spohn, Room 816, undated
16B Booklets - Untitled booklet mockup - Index of locomotives, shots of equipment by Herman Balt, undated
16B Printing Plate - Reading Shops - Machinists "Class of 1876" - Built Locomotive #405(featured at center of plate), exhibited at Centennial, 1876
16B Miscellaneous images - Includes images of ice gorge on Susquehanna, the Daniel Boone birthplace, historic structures in and around Philadelphia (not necessarily RR related), Conestoga wagons, and telegraph equipment, plus unidentified images, undated
III. Construction of Pennsylvania Avenue (Phila.) Subway and Tunnel, 1894–1900 (Box 17)
272 photographs
Scope and Content
Consists of an album of photographs on the construction of the Pennsylvania Avenue Subway and Tunnel, Philadelphia. The album once belonged to Vice President, Theodore Vorhees.
IV. Activities of Reading Co. Employees, 1941-1960
970 negatives: b&w 4”x 5”
Scope and Content
Comprised of an assortment of negatives taken for the company magazine between 1941 and 1960. These feature images of both leisure and work-related activities of Reading employees. Employees are shown doing repair work, cleaning railcars and buildings, working in the Reading Scrap Yards, and doing clerical work. Images of safety training and first aid classes also appear. The collection includes women yard workers making repairs to the tracks in 1943. A number of the employee images include African American workers from the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey at the repair yards and ferryboat landing in Jersey City. Images of employee participation in recreational activities include station bowling teams, retirement dinners, Christmas parties and railroad related YMCA events. There are also a number of posed individual photos which primarily feature newly retired workers or office staff.
General note
Negative numbers are listed in brackets.
Box
18A Unidentified track workers [4122, 4125 – 4132, 4157 – 4167], 1941
18A Manayunk [41.491 - 41.494, 41.496 - 41.498], 1941 April 29
18A Workers (E. S. Trumbauer - Foreman Carpenter, Harry Bird - Foreman Painter, J. Walsh - Master Carpenter, J. Learch - Asst. Foreman, Dana Simpson - Plumber, A. Koliver - Gang Leader, Chas. Donnon) [41.1126 - 41.1228], 1941
18A Police Department - Frank Thornburg Retires [41.1129 - 41.1132], 1941 August 30
18A Paul Hargadon - Police Department [41.1133 - 41.1134], 1941 August 7
18A P. S. Lewis [41.1142], 1941 September 11
18A C.A. Gill, W.W. Rhoads, Reich [41.1254 – 41.1257], 1941 September 25
18A WMB Margerum, Jos. F. Smith, John J. Glud [41.1261 - 41.1265], 1941 September 25
18A Unidentified workers [41.1266 - 41.1268, 41.1270 - 41.1271, 41.1273 - 41.1275], 1941
18A Unidentified workers and YMCA [41.1297 - 41.1298, 41.1302 - 41.1307], 1941 October 6
18A Unidentified workers [41.1345 - 41.1348], 1941
18A Brown St. and Race St. Tower [41.1349 - 41.1354], 1941 October 31
18A Jersey Central - Central RR Co. of NJ (workers, candid and formal) [41.1356 - 41.1414 (some numbers missing)], 1941
18A Port Richmond, Mauch Chunk [41.1416 - 41.1423], 1941 November 8; 1941 November 14
18A Unidentified office workers [41.1530 - 41.1535], 1941
18A Jersey Central - Central RR Co. of NJ works, candid and formal [41.1674 - 41.1676], 1941
18A Chester - workers and other groups [42.115 - 42.119, 42.121 - 42.126, 42.128 - 42.146], 1942 March 5
18A Unidentified workers [42.227 - 42.250], 1942
18A Unidentified workers [42.251 - 42.271], 1942
18A Unidentified workers [42.286 - 42.307, 42.390 - 42.392], 1942
18A Central RR of New Jersey - Shops at Ashley, PA. & Rockport [42.453, 42.456 - 42.476], 1942
18A Unidentified workers [42.501 - 42.525], 1942
18A Unidentified workers [42.568 - 42.597], 1942
18A Reading, PA – Scrap Yard [42.601 - 42.605, 42.607 - 42.614], 1942 September 3
18A Planing Machine - Reading Shops [42.625 - 42.627, 42.630], 1942 September 18
18A Unidentified workers [42.653 - 42.657], 1942
18A Unidentified workers [42.683 - 42.685], 1942
18A Chesterfield Cigarettes [42.683 - 42.684 (duplicate numbers)], 1942
18A Unidentified workers [42.710 - 42.730], 1942
18A Unidentified workers [42.731 - 42.741], 1942
18A Christmas Parties - YMC Port Richmond and Spring Garden [42.746 - 42.751], 1942
18A West Trenton - Women Workers [4338 - 4354], 1943
18A First Aid Class - West Milton [4361 - 4363], 1943 February 26
18A First Aid Class - Tamaqua [4364 - 4369], 1943
18A First Aid Class - Shamokin and Newberry (72) [4370 - 4372], 1943
18A First Aid Class - Tamaqua [43.110 - 43.112], 1943 March 2
18A First Aid Class - St Clair [43.113 - 43.116], 1943 March 2
18A First Aid Class - Gordon [43.117 - 43.124], 1943 March 2
18A Unidentified presentation [43.125 - 43.126], 1943
18A First Aid Class - Spring Garden Station [43.129 - 43.132], 1943 March 16
18A Unidentified workers and passengers at stations [43.133 - 43.153 (some numbers missing)], 1943
18A Unidentified workers, most in groups [43.169 - 43.180], 1943
18A Unidentified workers [43.276 - 43.286], 1943
18A Coast Guard Dog Training Sts - Elkins Park [43.317, 43.319 - 43.332], 1943
18A Unidentified workers and Red Cross Donor Station [43.333, 43.337 - 43.342], 1943
18A Industrial Agent - North Wales (Open land) [4459-1 - 4459-8], 1944
18A Unidentified workers - many individual portraits [44.726 - 44.744], 1944
18A Unidentified workers - office group shots and individual portraits [44.745 - 44.750, 44.812 - 44.826 (some numbers missing)], 1944
18A Unidentified workers [4536 - 4550], 1945
18A E. W. Reich - Electrical Equipment Mounted (J. Hillig) [4885], 1948 March 1
18A Great Northern Railway [4944-9 - 4944-10]
18A Reading Terminal Accounting Dept. - Room 850 [49.101-1 - 49.101-2]
18A Oak Lane Station - Steps From Eastbound Platform [49.104], 1949 May 4
18A Elkins Park Eastbound Platform Steps [49.105-1 - 49.105-6], 5-4-49, 6-2-49, 6-3-49
18A Norristown, PA - Markley Coal Yard [49.206-1], 10-19-49
18A Unidentified road and RR crossing scenes, damaged automobile [5029-1 - 5029-12, 5029-17 - 5029-26], undated
18A Bowling Teams - Garden Station [5116 - 5127], 1951 January 16
18A Bowling Teams - Spring Garden Station [5139 - 5150], 1951 January 17
18A Bowling Teams - Spring Garden Station [5139 - 5150], 1951 January 18
18A Bowling Teams - Spring Garden Station [5151 - 5159], 1951 January 19
18A J. G. Wormick, Alden Park [5166 - 5182], 1951 February 2
18A Freight Traffic Dept. Annual Banquet (McAllisters) [5183 - 5198], 1951 February 10
18A Officers Choral Society [5199 - 51.101], 1951 February 15
18A Civil Meeting - Spring Garden YMCA [51.102 - 51.107], 1951 February 21
18A Magazine Correspondents [51.108], 2-26-51
18A Harry L. Muhler, Arthur T. Wilkinson [51.109-51.111], 3-1-51
18A Safety Meeting, Yardmasters, Spring Garden Station [51.112 - 51.114], 3-13-51
18A Industrial Magazine Editors [51.115 - 51.122], 1951 March 29
18A Medical Examiners, Spring Garden Station [51.123 - 51.124], 1951 March 30
18A C. W. Mack Retiring [1.125 - 51.126], 1951 March 30
18A Blood Donors - Reading Terminal [51.127 - 51.135], 1951 April 9
18A Safety Rally - Central YMCA [51.136 - 51.158], 1951 April 16
18A Blood Donors - Port Richmond (Marion Keuerleher, Operator and Herman Kzachs , C.C. Car Shop Officer) [51.159 - 51.169], 1951 April 20
18A Upper Deck of Pier A, Port Richmond [51.188], 5-1-51
18A Medical Examiner's Office [51.189 - 51.190], 1951 May
18A C. Leibrant Pay Master - 50 Years Service [51.191 - 51.192], 1951 May
18A Morton B. Moore - Parcel Express Agent [51.218], 1951 June 4
18A Coal Trade Bowling Team [51.219 - 51.223], 1951 June 8
18A Group - E. P. Gangewere's Office (Pete Hartman) [51.225 - 51.226], 1951 June 15
18A Freight Traffic Meeting [51.227], 1951 June 21
18A Killen Sign Painter - 9th & Brown Streets [51.228], 1951 June 14
18A Wayne Junction Car Yard [51.229], 1951 June 14
18A Blood Donors, Reading Terminal [51.230 - 51.238], 1951 July 9
18A Opening - PA Company for Banking and Trusts - Reading Terminal [51.239 - 51.242], 1951 July 9
18A Pistol Teams, Police Department [51.243 - 51.247], 1951 July 18
18A Winner Motive Power Safety Award [51.247 - 51.248 (.247 repeat number)], 1951 August 14
18A Santore, G. Hoppe, J. F. Winter, Reading Terminal Ticket Office [51.249 - 51.251], 1951 August 8
18A Police Department [51.252 - 51.253], 1951 August 17
18A Ralph Matter- Relay Shop, Spring Garden Station [51.255 - 51.256], 1951 August 31
18A Mary Manion & Sarah Kalbach, Operators [51.266], 1951 September 10
18A Felix Lemmer, Painter, Retired [51.267 - 51.268], 1951 September 13
18A Irwin R. Cook - Room 305 [51.272 - 51.273], 1951 September 27
18A Safety Rally, Chester [51.274 - 51.288], 1951 October 18
18A F. R. Thompson - Retired Agent, Manayunk [5210 - 5211], 1952 January 22
18A The Nick Nacks (band) [5212 - 5213], 1952 January
18A Dinner Honoring F. W. Swartz [5213 - 5225 (13 repeated number)], 1952 January 24
18A Leon Police Department, 1-52 [5226], 1952 January
18A Relay Shop, 1-30-52 [5227 - 5228], 1952 January 30
18A Foster - Retired Conducto [5230 - 5231], 1952
18A J. Tagg - Retired Conductor [5232], 1952
18A Yardmasters' Safety Meeting - Spring Garden Station, 2-5-52 [5233 - 5241], 1952 February 5
18A Broadwood Hotel [5243 - 5249], 1952 February 26
18A Power House, Reading Terminal Safety Award [5250 - 5251], 1952 February 19
18A T. J. McDonnell Dinner [5252 - 5261], 1952 February 28
18A Amos Woodland, Retired [5252 - 5253 (repeated numbers)], 1952 February 28
18A Clerks Union Annual Ball [5254 - 5264 (repeated numbers)], 1952 February 29
18A John G. Mowday, Retired [5262 - 5263 (repeated numbers)], 1952
18A J. O'Brien, Retired Conductor [5265 (repeated number)], 1952
18A Homer Vernon- Supt. Time Service, Retired [5266], 1952 February 27
18A Otto Heinz, Carpenter, Retired [5266 - 5267(66 repeated number)], 1952 February 28
18A John Joseph Neely, Retired Conductor [5268 - 52-070], 1952
18A Charles W. Billman - Chief Dispatchers Office [5271 - 5272], 1952 March 7
18A Blood Donors [5273 - 5278], 1952 March 31
18A Presentation to John N. Daniels [5279], 1952 April 1
18A Jacob Edel, Retired Patrolman, Police Department [5280], 1952 April 16
18A Bowling Teams - Spring Garden Station [5281 - 5293], 1952 April 28
18A Edna Patterson, Certificate, Industrial Relations Degree, St. Joseph's College [5297 - 5298], 1952 April 4
18A Mr. Davis, Secretary, YMCA [52.111 - 52.113], 1952 May 21
18A Crusaders Bowling Team [52.112 - 52.113 (repeated numbers)], 1952 May 15
18A M. S. Miller Retiring, Lansdale, PA [52.114 - 52.123], 1952 May 6
18A Baseball - Tabor Field [52.124 - 52.134], 1952 June 3
18A John J. McDevitt - Ticket Office, Reading Terminal [52.125 (repeated number)], 1952 May 29
18A Harry Thompson - A. of R. Office [52.126 (Repeat #)], 1952
18A Choral Society Picnic - Tabor [52.135 - 52.144], 1952 June 5
18A John Saul Retirement - Hotel Berkshire [52.145 - 52.157], 1952 June 30
18A A. of R. Picnic [52.169 - 52.187], 1952 July 17
18A Charles E. Reed & Charles S. Lingard [52.188 - 52.189], 1952 August 19
18A Warren Erdman, Retiring [52.190 - 52.191], 1952 August 21
18A Mr. O'Keith, Freight Traffic, Room 621 [52.192 - 52.193], 1952
18A Charles Herring - Wayne Junction [52.194 - 52.195], 1952 August 8
18A Simon Oaster, Engineer, Retired [52.195 - 52.196 (.195 repeated number)], 1952 September 17
18A Mrs. Shellenburger - Retired Operator, Transportation Department [52.197 - 52.198], 1952
18A Bowling Teams - Spring Garden Station [52.199 - 52.204], 9-25-52
18A United Fund Luncheon [52.217 - 52.224], 10-2-52
18A Bowling Teams - Spring Garden Station [52.225 - 52.234], 10-2-52
18A Christmas Party - Port Richmond YMCA [52.240 - 52.251], 12-27-52
18A Christmas Party - Spring Garden YMCA [52.252 - 52.259], 12-24-52
18A Theodore Casapu, Retiring [52.260 - 52.261], 12-24-52
18A Leary Mummer [5369], 4-6-53
18A Mail & Baggage Personnel - Spring Garden Station YMCA [54.177 - 54.188], 6-8-54
18A Safety Meeting M. of W. Department, Spring Garden Station [54.177 - 54.188], 7-8-54
18A C. Clair, Pistol Trophies [54.190 - 54.191], 8-2-54
18A Conductor's Room - "Cats" Birthday [54.192 - 54.193], 1954
18A Elmer Pole, Electrician, Huntingdon Station [54.194 - 54.195], 8-12-54
18A Yard Crew, Huntingdon Station - Alex Haymes - Conductor, Wm. Flad - Engineman, Wm. Terry - Helper [54.196], 1954 August
18A Bowling Teams, Spring Garden Station [54.197 - 54.208], 9-13-54
18A J. Gessler, Signal Helper [54.201 (2 copies)], 6-16-54
18A Industrial Magazine Editors, Reading Terminal [54.202], 6-22-54
Box
18B Bowling Teams - Spring Garden Station [54.209 - 54.233], 9-14-54
18B Bowling Teams - Spring Garden Station [54.224 - 54.230], 9-15-54
18B Girls Bowling Teams - Spring Garden Station [54.231 - 54.242], 9-16-54
18B F. H. Frick, Comptroller, & F. J. Moran, Asst. Comptroller [54.243 - 54.246], 1954
18B Union League, Philadelphia - W. K. Bean, Comptroller, Retires [54.243 - 54.251], 9-24-54
18B United Fund Luncheon - Spring Garden Station [54.247 - 54.257], 10-5-54
18B Christmas Party - Electrical Department [54.250 - 54.251 (repeated numbers)], 12-24-54
18B Carol Singing, YMCA - Spring Garden Station [54.252 - 54.259 (repeated numbers)], 12-24-54
18B United Fund Luncheon - Spring Garden Station [54.258 - 54.266]], 10-6-54
18B Industrial Magazine Editors - Christmas Party [54.260 - 54.268]], 1954
18B Joseph Kock and Model of Ship "Jan Rose" [54.267 - 54.269], 1954
18B Yard Crew Coatesville (Chas Plank - Brakeman, Reardon Miller - Engineman, Irving France - Flagman, Chas D Wagner - Conductor, James Walker - Brakeman) [54.269], 12-21-54
18B H. Rieble Retiring [54.270 - 54.276], 10-28-54
18B Oscar Hardenfelt Retiring, Roslyn [54.270 - 54.279 (repeated numbers)], 12-28-54
18B Christmas Party - Richmond YMCA [54.280 - 54.283], 12-28-54
18B Christmas Party - Spring Garden YMCA [54.284 - 54.289], 12-28-54
18B Reading Terminal - Loading Packages for Flood Relief [5501 - 5505], 1955
18B James H. Cotton, Retiring - Wayne Junction [5501 - 5502], 1-10-55
18B Josh Kosich, Painter, Retiring [5503 - 5504 (repeated numbers)], 2-14-55
18B Edward J. Bratton, Coach Cleaner & B. J. O'Niell, Foreman [5505 - 5506 (05 repeated number)], 1955
18B Nate Finestein, Retired, Spring Garden Station [5507 - 5508], 8-31-55
18B Valley Forge - Floral Display [5703 - 5707], 7-12-50
18B Winter - 22nd St. Station, Interior [6050 - 6053], 3-31-60
Box
18C Man Kneeling to Inspect Tracks [4126], 1941
18C Worker's family [4129], 1941
18C Miscellaneous Workers [4131], 1941
18C Miscellaneous Worker with two locomotives and yard in background [41.1269], 1941
18C Scene Outside Reading Terminal - Snellenburg Week [41.1300], 1941
18C Scene Outside Reading Terminal [41.1301], 1941
18C Central RR Of New Jersey - Passenger Car Repair Yard, Jersey City - Two Workers Carrying White Cloth Bags [41.1360], 1941
18C Miscellaneous Worker [41.1366], 1941
18C Miscellaneous Workers at Lunch [41.1369], 1941
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Repairing Ferryboat "Plainfield", Jersey City [41.1376], 1941
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Cleaning Passenger Car - Jersey City [41.1379], 1941
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Miscellaneous Yard Worker - Jersey City [41.1389], 1941
18C Central RR of New Jersey - African American Worker Collecting Trash, Jersey City [41.1391], 1941
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Passenger Car Repair Yard, Jersey City - African American Worker Loading cart [41.1392 (2 copies of photo)], 1941
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Repairing Ferryboat "Plainfield", Jersey City [41.1394], 1941
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Miscellaneous Worker with Yard and NY City Skyline in Background [41.1397], 1941
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Porter on Ferryboat "Plainfield" with NY City Skyline in Background [41.1401], 1941
18C Central RR of New Jersey - African American Workers at Passenger Car Repair Yard, Jersey City [41.1406], 1941
18C Salvation Army Christmas Collection [41.1536], 1941
18C Train Full of Christmas Trees [41.1538], 1941
18C Workers Clearing Snow in Street [41.1673], 1941
18C Family on Store Porch - Advertising for Philip Morris and Salada Tea [42000 or 42.NN], 1942
18C African American Workers with Stop Sign - Chester [42.127], 3-5-42
18C Four Workers with Locomotive [42.228], 1942
18C Track Workers Beneath Overpass [42.245], 1942
18C Office Worker - Stationmaster [42.255], 1942
18C Office Staff - Four Men [42.259], 1942
18C Office Staff - Secretary [42.262], 1942
18C Miscellaneous Workers at Lunch [42.266], 1942
18C Office Worker at Desk [42.274], 1942
18C Display of Mine Material, RR Material, Tramp Iron, and Partial Chart Listing Damage and Failures [42.279], 1942
18C Crew on Boat "Penllyn" - Jersey City [42.281], 1942
18C Engineer in Locomotive "1697" I-9-S-B [42.287], 1942
18C Worker with Chewing Tobacco - Numerous Freight Cars in Background [42.294], 1942
18C First Aid Demonstration [42.303], 1942
18C Miscellaneous Office Workers [42.388], 1942
18C Miscellaneous Office Workers [42.389], 1942
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Shops at Ashley, PA. Work Crew Standing on Combination Railcar/Crane [42.461], 1942
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Shops at Ashley, PA. Reading Car Wheels and Axels [42.465], 1942
18C Lehigh Valley Train "John Wilkes" - Near Rockport, PA. [42.467], 1942
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Shops at Ashley, PA. - Engineer Standing on Rear of Locomotive [42.476], 1942
18C Workers Standing Beside Locomotive "1395" B-S-B [42.505], 1942
18C Worker Pulling on African American Worker's Hat [42.506], 1942
18C Workers Playing Cards in Locker Room [42.509], 1942
18C Central RR of New Jersey - Cars Loaded with Coal in Front of Huber Breaker, Ashley, PA. [42.512], 1942
18C Worker Reading Article in Reading Company Magazine [42.516], 1942
18C Office Workers [42.517], 1942
18C Workers Sitting on Porch - RR Safety and War Bond Posters [42.520], 1942
18C Trainman [42.570], 1942
18C Men in Suits Walking Away from Camera Near Tracks [42.578], 1942
18C Worker Sitting Atop Box Car Applying Brake [42.593], 1942
18C Workers Taking Break Alongside Train [42.594], 1942
18C Workers Conversing - Man Carrying Baseball Bat [42.596], 1942
18C Magnet Lifting Scrap Metal from Gondola - Reading, PA Scrap Yard [42.599], 1942
18C Worker Sorting Scrap at Reading, PA Scrap Yard [42.604], 9-3-42
18C Worker Welding at Reading, PA Scrap Yard [42.606], 9-3-42
18C Reading, PA Scrap Yard [42.614], 9-3-42
18C Planing Machine, Reading Shops [42.628], 9-18-42
18C Close Up of Planing Machine with Worker, Reading Shops [42.629], 9-18-42
18C Worker Reading Blueprint, Planing Machine, Reading Shops [42.631], 9-18-42
18C Men at Ticket Window, RR Crossing in Background [42.656], 1942
18C Chesterfield Cigarettes - Group of workers with Cigarette Cartons [42.685], 1942
18C Women Workers Repairing Track - West Trenton [4344], 1943
18C Women Workers - Carrying Shovels and Equipment - West Trenton [4345], 1943
18C Woman Climbing Signal Tower - West Trenton [4346], 1943
18C Woman Oiling Switch - West Trenton [4348], 1943
18C Woman Cleaning Signal Lamps by Tracks - West Trenton [4353], 1943
18C Woman Worker with Oil Can - West Trenton [4356], 1943
18C First Aid Class, Tamaqua [4364], 1943
18C Two Men Looking Out Second Story Window of Building "MA" [43.127], 1943
18C Worker Leaning out Window with Lanterns [43.128], 1943
18C Platform with People Boarding, Reading, PA [43.133], March 1943
18C Woman Worker [43.140], 1943
18C Workers at Office of Yard Master [43.147], March 1943
18C Man With Horse - Coast Guard Dog Training Station, Elkins Park [43.318], 5-7-43
18C Inspecting the Dogs - Coast Guard Dog Training Station, Elkins Park [43.325], 5-7-43
18C New Jersey State Police Patrol - Car and Officer [43.336], 1943 May
18C Miscellaneous Worker Operating Large Crank [43.343], 1943 May
18C African American Women Mowing Grass [44.728], 1944
18C Reading Terminal - Accounting Dept., Room 850 [49.101-1], 4-28-49
18C Reading Terminal - Accounting Dept., Room 850 [49.101-2], 4-28-49
18C Oak Lane Station - Steps from Eastbound Platform (Wright vs. Reading Co. 4-6-49) [49.104-2], 5-4-49
18C Willow Grove - York Road, Sidewalk (Chattin vs. Reading Co. 5-25-49) [49.152-6], 7-26-49
18C Ralph Matter, Relay Shop, Spring Garden Station [51.254], 8-31-51
18C Safety Rally - Chester, PA [51.274], 10-18-51
18C Safety Rally - Chester, PA [51.275], 10-18-51
18C J. O'Brien, Retired Conductor [5264], circa March 1952
18C John J. McDevitt, Ticket Office, Reading Terminal [52.124], 1952 May 29
18C Yard Crew, Huntingdon Station - Alex Haymes - Conductor, Wm. Flad - Engineman, Wm. Terry - Helper [54.196], August 1954
18C Reading Terminal - Loading Packages for Flood Relief [5501], circa August 1955
18C Reading Terminal - Loading Packages for Flood Relief [5502], circa August 1955
V. Oversize, circa 1873–1938
68 items
A. Right of Way
Box
19 Perkiomenville, PA - RR Crossing at Nice's Road, Evidence in "Johnson vs. Railway", 1921 December 28
19 Unidentified Grade Crossing - Plan, undated
Box
20 Allegheny Ave., South Bound. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1906 November 24
20 On Elevated Railroad between Green St. and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia - Looking across yard from the elevated road east and on a line with Wallace Street. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1901 March 24
20 On Elevated Railroad between Green St. and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia - Looking south from a point between Green Street and Fairmount Avenue. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1903 Mar 20
20 On Elevated Railroad between Green St. and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia - Looking south from a point between Green Street and Fairmount Avenue, east side of trestle. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1903 Mar 20
20 On Elevated Railroad between Green St. and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia - Looking north from Spring Garden Station platform, north bound platforms. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1901 Mar 27
20 Mermaid Station, PA - Standing at a point on the wagon road 37 feet east of the nearest rail of the south bound track looking north. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1905 May 28
20 9th & Girard Avenue, Philadelphia - Looking east on Girard Avenue from west of railroad. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1909 June 15
20 Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia - Standing at a point on the south sidewalk of Hunting Park Avenue, east of the railroad, 55 feet from the nearest rail of No. 4 track looking north (at Link Belt Engineering Company). Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1903 October 2
20 31st Street & Girard Avenue, Philadelphia - Looking north from a point between north and south bound tracks under Girard Avenue Bridge. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1904 May 2
20 13th Street Crossing, Philadelphia - Standing on a point on the north sidewalk of 13th Street, east of the railroad, 4 feet from the nearest rail looking north. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1906 November 24
20 4th Street Crossing, Bridgeport, PA. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1905 June 2
20 South of Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia - Standing at a point on the railroad south of Fairmount Avenue crossing looking north along the railroad. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1905 March 2
20 Front Street and Nobb Street, Philadelphia. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1906 May 24
20 2nd Street below Girard Avenue, Philadelphia - Looking south on 2nd Street from east side of 2nd Street at Girard Avenue. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1905 March 2
20 2nd below Girard Avenue, Philadelphia - Looking north on 2nd Street from a point on the east side of 2nd Street and south of Girard Avenue. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1905 March 2
20 Nicetown, PA. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1899 June 2
20 Saint Clair Yard, Saint Clair, PA - Looking north on railroad from west rail on tail track. Evidence in "Parry vs. Railway." Photo by Edward F. Harrison, 1916 October 23
20 River Road - Swedeland Furnace, PA - Looking south from 188' 0" north of crossing. Evidence in "Denzei vs. Railway." Photo by Edward F. Harrison, 1913 October 29
20 River Road - Swedeland Furnace, PA - Looking north from 210' 0" south of crossing. Evidence in "Denzei vs. Railway." Photo by Edward F. Harrison, 1913 October 29
20 Train on Lebanon Valley Branch at Wyomissing Junction, just prior to entering Lebanon Valley - Reading Belt Connection (aerial photograph), undated
B. Bridges
Box
19 Black Rock Tunnel Bridge, undated
19 Eckert's Bridge across the Schuylkill River, Berks County Railroad. Built by J.H. Cofrode & Co., Philadelphia, 1873. Photo by R. Newell & Son, Philadelphia, undated
19 Lover's Leap Bridge across the Schuylkill River, Berks County Railroad. Built by J.H. Cofrode & Co., Philadelphia, 1873. Photo by R. Newell & Son, Philadelphia, undated
19 Peacock's Bridge over Schuylkill River. Photo by H.B. Harmer, undated
19 Pottstown, PA - King Street and Reading RR Overpass. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1907 April 24
19 Race Street Crossing, Philadelphia and Reading Terminal RR, undated
19 Schuylkill River Bridge, P & R RR, East Span, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, 1890 April
19 West Falls Bridge, 1890
19 Wissahickon Bridge. Photo by H.B. Harmer, undated
19 Wood Street Crossing, Philadelphia and Reading Terminal RR, undated
19 Unidentified, undated
Box
20 Old Bridge over Schuylkill - Perkiomen Railroad, undated
C. Stations
Box
19 Reading Terminal, Philadelphia. Photos by H.B. Harmer, circa 1893
D. Buildings and Facilities
Box
19 Port Richmond Terminals, Philadelphia, undated
19 Reading, PA - Shops, undated
19 Wayne Junction, Philadelphia - Interlocking Tower, undated
19 Unidentified Crane and Gantry, undated
19 Unidentified Shed, Interior, undated
Box
20 Reading Railroad Offices - 4th Street below Walnut Street, 1873
E. Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Box
19 Locomotive #216, mfg. by Baldwin, undated
19 Interior of a Pullman Drawing Room and Sleeping Coach - Erie RR Magazine, undated
F. Miscellaneous
Box
19 Diorama of a Coal Mine, "Compliments of the Phila. & Reading Coal & iron Co.", undated
19 Lightning, 1913
19 Japanese Pagoda, Fairmount Park, circa 1900
Box
20 Unidentified Equipment Loading Barge "M & J Tracy", Block Island, undated
20 Unidentified, circa 1904
G. Canals and Dams
Box
20 Columbia Dam - Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal. Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1995 November 9
20 Schuylkill Navigation Company - Manayunk Canal - Looking north from Fountain Street Bridge (Unloader - Martin & William H. Nixon Paper Co.), 1907 November 25
20 Schuylkill Navigation Company - View upstream from Lock 68, showing Manayunk Canal inlet, 1907 November 25
20 Schuylkill Navigation Company - Norristown Dam - Looking west from north of break - Showing timbers raised by flood of July 22, 1919
20 Schuylkill Navigation Company - Flat Rock Dam (Coffer dam above break at west abutment). Photo by H.B. Harmer, 1902 March 22
VI. Philadelphia & Reading Railway, Sectional Maps of the Philadelphia Division, circa 1904 (Box 20)
album of 129 blueprints (approx 18” x 30”)