The Reading Company (pronounced Redding /ˈrɛdɪŋ/; logotyped as Reading Lines), usually called the Reading Railroad operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. Until the decline in anthracite loadings in the Coal Region after World War II, it was one of the most prosperous corporations in the United States.
P&R passenger timetable, 1854
P&R system map, 1873
A 1914 picture of RDG Class M1sa; note cab behind wide Wootten firebox, a first for the railroad
Reading Terminal, opened in Philadelphia in 1893
Vauclain compound Atlantic operating "the fastest regular service in the world", circa 1907