Reading Steam Locomotive No. 2124

Archive ID227
DescriptionReading Steam Locomotive No. 2124
Record TypeGeneric
CollectionThe Joseph A. Smith Collection
CreatorAmerican Heritage Publishing Company
Date Created
Reference #
SourceSmith, Joesph A.
Date AcquiredJune 28, 2006
Size14.5 x 9.0 cm
In ColorYes
Negative Exist
SubjectsAmerican Heritage Publishing Company
Baldwin Locomotive Works
Locomotive, Steam
Reading Railroad
Wood, Don


33 READING NO. 2124 The Reading's 2124 was built originally by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1925 as a 2-8-0 (Consolidation) type, but in 1947 she was rebuilt at the Reading's own shops as a 4-8-4 (Northern) type. Although all of the company's regular passenger and freight trains are now hauled by, diesel locomotives, the 2124 and four other steam engines of the same type are kept in operating condition. They are often used to wheel "Iron horse Rambles," Saturday or Sunday railfan excursions. With steam power gone completely from main-line service throughout the United States, such nostalgic excursions have become popular on several big American railroads and tourist shortlines. DON WOOD, TRAINS MAGAZINE


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