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Date: 09/11/21 07:38
Reading Heritage unit by a former Reading Station .Mertztown Stat
Author: jim6300loco

Taken on9 10 21

pic 1 Coming around the bend before Mertztown.
pic2  By Mertztown Station. A real Reading Company station that almost got torn down in 1963.
Video NS 23M blasting by Mertztown Station with RDG 1067 in the Lead.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/21 07:43 by jim6300loco.



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Date: 09/11/21 07:55
Re: Reading Heritage unit by a former Reading Station .Mertztown
Author: boejoe

Very nice Jim.  Thanks for being there.



Date: 09/12/21 04:16
Re: Reading Heritage unit by a former Reading Station .Mertztown
Author: jmbreitigan

Nice video. Is the track in the foreground in use ?
John



Date: 09/12/21 06:20
Re: Reading Heritage unit by a former Reading Station .Mertztown
Author: jim6300loco

jmbreitigan Wrote:
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> Nice video. Is the track in the foreground in use
> ?
> John

Yes. That track belongs to my former employer Atlas Minerals & Chemicals, inc. I retired from there in 2016. They recieve tank car loads of raw asphalt from Canada, and Okalohoma for process into many different Asphalt products. IE Culvert Coating, Crack Filler for highways, Roofing Asphalt, just about everything excep Macadam. When I was there to take these pictures I noticed the gate was open for a shift.
Back in the old days they use to receive almost all their raw materials on the rail and shipped finished product by rail. The East Penn local use to stop daily to shift the plant.,
 



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