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Reading Company Diesel Locomotive Reference

Written by Conductor

Reading GP35 #3643 and SD45 #7601 at an unidentified terminal facility.

This section of The Reading Modeler provides an encyclopedic reference for the Reading Company's fleet of diesel-electric locomotives, including statistical information such as road numbers, horsepower, and time period in service that will help you develop a locomotive roster for your layout that is rooted in prototype practice. The primary resource for this material is Dale Woodland's Reading Diesels, Volumes 1 and 2.  Where applicable, we are also including some general modeling information, such as notable paint scheme info and/or operational details.  Click on a link below to view entry for a particular type of locomotive.

Road Locomotives Switching Locomotives
Alco: FA-1/FB-1 Alco: AEGIR Boxcabs
Alco: RS-3 Alco: HH900
Alco: Century 424 Alco: S1/S2
Alco: Century 430 Baldwin: VO-660 (and Pre-VO-660 #36/60)
Alco: Century 630 Baldwin: VO-1000
Baldwin: AS-16 Baldwin: DS4-4-1000
Budd: Rail Diesel Car (RDC) EMD: SW
EMD: F7 EMD: SW-900
EMD: FP7 EMD: SW-1200
EMD: GP7 EMD: SW-1200m
EMD: GP30 EMD: SW-1500
EMD: GP35 EMD: SW-1001
EMD: SD45 EMD: MP-15
EMD: GP40-2 Fairbanks-Morse: 600HP Center-Cab
EMD: GP39-2  
Fairbanks-Morse: H24-66 "Train Master"  
GE: U30C  


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Did You Know?

March 16, 1969
The last train makes a stop at the Outer Station in Reading.


Operations Information

Click Here!A variety of Reading Company operations related documents, etc. that may be of use in your modeling efforts.

Operations Paperwork

Click Here!A variety of Reading Company operations paperwork, such as train orders, clearance forms, etc. that will help you operate your Reading layout in a prototypical manner.

Timetables, Rulebooks, Etc.

Click Here!Public Timetables, Employe Timetables, and Rulebooks that provide much useful operational information.

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Rolling Stock Reference

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