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R&N Owner Makes Donation to Pennsylvania City

August 5, 2020

Andy Mueller Jr., the owner and CEO of Pennsylvania regional railroad Reading & Northern, has donated $10,000 to the borough of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, to share with local charities.

Mueller had in May donated $10,000 to the borough’s first responders and paid for a new passenger platform in lieu of local funding being used during the 2020 pandemic and recession.

In February R&N had pledged to return passenger service to the city’s 146-year old train station.

Tamaqua had agreed to pay $36,000 for the platform and had already paid the railroad $20,000 when Mueller said he would be donating $20,000 to the borough to be distributed to its choice of charities over the next two years.

In a statement, Mueller said that once the pandemic began, he recognized the community could use assistance in the difficult times.

Since May, R&N has operated two ride and dine trips from Reading Outer Station to Tamaqua.

In the meantime construction has continued on the Tamaqua platform with paving, fencing and lighting needed to be installed to give it a Victorian era appearance.

That work is expected to be completed by Labor Day.