Supporters Rally Around Pennsylvania Tourist RR

Despite problems involving a volunteer who allegedly stole nearly $100,000 from the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad, the Kempton, Pa., organization has also found that it has a loyal cadre of supporters who say they will continue to ride the trains.

Some have said they plan to ride this summer others want to help out the railroad financially.
“The railroad is still going to be there,” said President Oliver Blatt. “We’re still going to be operating trains and we’re going to recover from this.”

WK&S celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. The 2.7-mile line offers a leisurely ride through scenic territory of Berks County in eastern Pennsylvania.

The theft allegations involved former treasurer James Krause, who reportedly left the tourist railroad with only about $15,000 in the bank.

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