Help Preserve Railroad History - Join the RCT&HS!


Membership Has its Privileges!


Anyone with an interest in preserving the history and heritage of the Reading Railroad is invited to join the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society! As a member, you’ll be actively supporting the only historical society dedicated solely to the Reading Railroad. Numerous benefits and group activities are offered such as:


"The Crusader," our monthly newsletter

One year's subscription to "The Bee Line," our historical magazine

Discounts on Reading-related merchandise from our Company Store

Restoring and maintaining our collection of equipment and artifacts

Staffing the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum

Riding and staffing our excursions

Trips to other museums and excursions

Hiking expeditions along former Reading Lines rights-of-way

Helping with model displays

Historical research in our archives

Participating in community education



We hold a monthly meeting as a social gathering for the membership with lively discussions about Society projects. The business portion of the meeting is usually followed by a program of slides, movies or a speaker. Since 2008, we have also held an annual Convention featuring exhibits and presentations on various aspects of the Reading's history by Society members and outside experts. All members are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all Society activities!

Membership Classes and Dues


Individual, $40 per year ($45 outside USA): Benefits of membership include FREE admission to the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, subscription to the “Bee Line” quarterly magazine, monthly issues of the “Crusader” newsletter, voting privileges at Society meetings, and significant discounts on items at our museum store. Sign me up!


Family, $48 per year ($53 outside USA): Provides the same benefits as Individual Membership, but only one copy of the “Bee Line” and “Crusader” are issued. (husband/wife, father/son, etc.–please list all names) Sign me up!


Contributing, $60 or more per year: Provides the same benefits as Individual Membership, plus one complimentary copy of the annual RCT&HS Reading Railroad Calendar. Sign me up!


Sustaining, $100 or more per year: Provides the same benefits as Contributing Membership, plus four (4) guest passes to the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum. Sign me up!


Corporate, $150 or more per year: Provides the same benefits as Sustaining Membership, plus a monthly listing in the Crusader. Click here to learn more | Sign me up!


Full-time Student, $15 per year: Provides the same benefits as Individual Membership. Sign me up!


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