R&N Plans Excursion With Ex-NS F Units on April 18

The former Norfolk Southern F units that Reading & Northern acquired will pull their first public excursion on April 18.

The railfan-oriented trip will operate 230 miles on a roundtrip between Reading Outer Station in Muhlenberg Township and Pittston.

R&N said the locomotives, former NS F9 No. 270 and F7B No. 275, will be adorned in their new livery for the excursion.

The excursion will be the first public trip to cross the railroad’s new bridge at Jim Thorpe Junction.

Tickets for excursion are on sale and cost $99 for coach with premium seating priced at $110. Open-air car seating costs $125, and “observation dome car seating” aboard R&N’s former Milwaukee Road full-length dome costs $150.

Two café cars in the consist will offer snacks and a light lunch. The excursion will take 12 hours and two photo runbys are planned.

For more information and reservations, go to http://www.RMBNRR.com or call 610-562-2102.

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