Reading Railroad

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Leesport Lock House - History
... means of carrying coal en-masse to Philadelphia for twenty years, until the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was completed in 1841 ... Within only four years, the railroad was hauling three times the amount of coal as the Schuylkill Canal ... nearly two million tons of anthracite up through 1859, the Reading Railroad continued to transport more than the canal ...
Railroad Electrification In The United States - Electrification Projects in The United States - Reading Railroad
... Electrification on the Reading Railroad began during the late 1920s ... trains began serving the Bethlehem Branch between Reading Terminal, Philadelphia and Lansdale, the Doylestown Branch between Lansdale and Doylestown, the Warminster ... Like the PRR Paoli commuter line, the Reading employed overhead catenary wire powered at 11 kV 25 Hz, but unlike the PRR, the Reading used a single generator, located at ...
Reading Railroad Massacre
... The Reading Railroad Massacre, in which ten people lost their lives, was the tragic climax of local events in Reading, Pennsylvania during the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 ... upon arson and riots against local facilities of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad (commonly referred to as the Reading Railroad), units of the Pennsylvania State Militia (comparable ... Ultimately, the arrival of federal troops restored order to Reading ...
Franklin B. Gowen - Running The Reading Railroad - Bankruptcies and Ouster From The Reading - Reading Railroad's First Bankruptcy
... The Panic of 1837 was pivotal for the Reading Railroad ... resulting influx of badly needed cash made the Reading the first American railroad to come under direct English influence as to its management ... Gowen's presidency, and continuing through it until the Reading Railroad came fully under J.P ...
Franklin B. Gowen - Running The Reading Railroad - "Long Strike" and Mollie Maguires
... the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers—especially a striking local in Reading, Pennsylvania—figured significantly in the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 they ... investigation of coal field agitations and the Reading Railroad, Gowen portrayed the WBA as having at its core a murderous, secret association ... force authorized by the state of Pennsylvania in 1865, paid for by railroad, mining and iron interests ...

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    The truth in a calm world,
    In which there is no other meaning, itself

    Is calm, itself is summer and night, itself
    Is the reader leaning late and reading there.
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