Reading 2012 - Happy Fortieth Anniversary T-1!

Price: $11.95

Stock #: 614916
Type: Large Format Postcard
Publisher: Audio-Visual Designs
Size: 6" x 9" (15.25 x 23 cm)

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It was during the post war years of 1945-47 that the Reading Co. placed thirty of these 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotives in service. A middle-weight 4-8-4 at over 220 tons engine weight, these locomotives were rebuilt and stretched from 76 foot class I-10 consolidations to 110 foot Northern. The T-1 has 70 inch drivers, a boiler pressure of 240 pounds and a total tractive effort with booster cut in of 79,100 pounds. The tender holds 26 tons of coal and 19,000 gallons of water. No. 2102 participated in the original Reading co. Iron Horse Rambles in the early 1960s along with No. 2100. No. 2102 also had the distinction of being the star steam motive power for the Delaware & hudson's Sesquicentennial in 1973 as No. 302. In September 1989, the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society operated a series of four Rambles with 2102. Here, the T-1 is seen at the former Reading Co. shops in Reading, Pa. on September 21, 1985. It should also be noted, that the year the first T-1, No. 2100, was placed in service in 1945, the Reading Shops celebrated its 100th anniversary of locomotive building. More than 600 new locomotives were erected here and many others rebuilt including the thirty T-1s and 220 ton 2-10-2s.

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