The Reading Company Technical and Historical Society (RCT&HS), an all-volunteer non-profit organization of more than 1000 members, was incorporated in 1976 and has assembled one of the country’s largest collections of artifacts and equipment relating to a single railroad. The collection includes more than 70 significant examples of the Reading Company’s locomotives, freight, passenger, training and work equipment, and tens of thousands of documents and photographs pertaining to the railroad’s people, facilities, equipment, and operations. The hundreds of artifacts in the collection include tools, signals, train-dispatching boards, and a 100-foot turntable.
To house this large collection, the RCT&HS is developing the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum in Hamburg, PA, which opened to the public in April, 2008. Its mission is to preserve, display and interpret to the public the history and significance of the Reading Railroad.
A Corporate Member is a business which actively supports the RCT&HS and its efforts to develop the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum. Corporate membership offers the opportunity for a business to be involved in this exciting ongoing project. The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum will enhance the quality of life in the communities of Berks and Schuylkill Counties as it interprets the influence of the Reading Railroad along the Schuylkill River. Corporate Membership is available for $150 per calendar year, and includes a copy of our annual Reading Railroad Calendar and an ongoing listing in our monthly Crusader newsletter. Corporate Membership sign-ups made during the remaining months of a calendar year will be honored through all of the following year. We welcome your business to join the growing list of enterprises contributing to this important community effort to preserve our railroad heritage. Sign my business up!
Russell & Julia Angstadt
Bethlehem Car Works
Centralia Coal Sales Co.
Municipal & Financial Services Group
Health Insurance Solutions, Inc.
"It's all the Rage" Hair Designs, in memory of Charles W. Moyer, Jr.
Jonathan L. Shalter III
Lancaster Chapter, National Railway Historical Society
Outer Station Project
PENNVIA Private Railcars, Inc.
R. Harris Russo, MD PC
Rabenold, Koestel & Scheidt, Attorneys at Law
Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad Co.
Rich Yoder Models
SMS Rail Lines
Town & Country Newspaper