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Freight Equipment Index

Written by Conductor

Aerial view of Reading Yard.

This page is the gateway to the Freight Car reference files.  Click the links below (links in gray are not yet online - coming soon) to access the reference documents for each type of freight car.  The links will open in a separate window.  


Reading 2-bay hoppers earning their keep.  Val Pistilli photo.


Covered Hoppers




Refrigerator Cars

Stock Cars

Tank Cars

Non-Revenue Equipment




As a visual aid to identifying the various classes of Reading freight cars, Reading Modeler member Rob Hinkle has graciously shared a scanned copy of an official Reading Company Freight Car Diagrams book in PDF format.  Please note that it is a large 60MB file.  Click here to download and view!

Click here to return to the Rolling Stock Index page

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Did You Know?

November 14, 1948
Service on the "Schuylkill" Main Line train to Pottsville is inaugurated.


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.

Modeling Goodies

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Rolling Stock Reference

Click Here!Downloadable reference documents on the various classes of Reading Company Freight and Passenger rolling stock.

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