R&N Shows Off F Units in New Livery

Reading & Northern has released a photograph of one of its recently repainted F unit that it acquired from Norfolk Southern.

R&N bought two of the ex-NS F units and plans to use them to pull passengers excursions, including a trip on April 18.

Although no date has been announced, the R&N said the demand for tickets for the April trip has prompted it to begin planning additional excursions this year behind the F units.

In a news release, R&N said the F units were built in the early 1950s, but rebuilt by NS 15 years ago in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

R&N received the locomotives in late December and plans to have them on public display on occasion at its Reading Outer Station.

The April excursion will depart from the Outer Station on Pennsylvania Route 61 and Bellevue Avenue and travel to Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Highlights of that trip will include the Hometown High Bridge and the newly constructed bridge adjacent to Lehigh Gorge State Park over the Lehigh River.

Some seating options for the April 18 trip quickly sold out after ticket sales began on Jan. 6.

Tickets and further information about the excursion is available at http://www.rbmnrr-passenger.comor or by calling the passenger office at 610-562-2102.

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