Reading Society of Model Engineers
Reading Society of Model Engineers

Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA

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Run night at the meeting!

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Getting ready for the run session.

Left to Right in picture:
Max M., Nick D., Nick W., & Nate K.

Photo Credit: James W.

The guys "railfanning" the Explorer Post layout during the run session!




Photo Credit: James W.


The Explorer Post 902 Field trip to WK&S for the 5th Annual Caboose Ride sponsored by Brian's Model Trains

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Lehigh and New England bobber caboose number 512.

Photo Credit: James W.

Motive power for the day a 65 Tonner number 734.

Photo Credit: James W.

An old Reading Company Luggage cart.

Photo Credit: James W.

Explorer Max M. gives us a signal at the LNE bobber caboose number 512.

Photo Credit: James W.

Explorer Alvin R. takes a photo of Max M. giving us a signal from the LNE caboose.

Photo Credit: James W.

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A candid group shot. From left to right we have Alvin R., Nick W., Dave S., and Max M.

Photo Credit: James W.

Alvin R. up in the cupola of Reading Caboose number 92830.

Photo Credit: James W.

Nick W. up in the cupola of Reading Caboose.

Photo Credit: James W.

A long shot of the group on Reading Caboose. From left to right we see Alvin R., Nick W., Max M., and Dave S. along with other various riders on this trip.

Photo Credit: James W.

Max M. up in the cupola of Reading Caboose.

Photo Credit: James W.

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A shot of James W. along for the ride in Reading Caboose.

Photo Credit: Dave S.

Nick W. watching the scenery go by from the Reading Caboose cupola.

Photo Credit: James W.

Alvin R. watching the scenery go by from the Reading Caboose cupola.

Photo Credit: James W.

Max M. taking a moment from watching the scenery go by from the Reading Caboose cupola to pose for a photo.

Photo Credit: James W.

Dave S. enjoying the view from down below the cupola on the Reading Caboose.

Photo Credit: James W.

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Another general long shot down the center of the Reading Caboose we road that day.

Photo Credit: James W.

A shot of GE Diesel-Electric 65 tonner number 734's nose while she pulled us down the mainline.

Photo Credit: James W.

A shot of 734 starting her run around of the train.

Photo Credit: James W.

The 734 continuing her way past the train. The brakeman catching a lift to the other end of the train to couple her back up for the ride back to Kempton.

Photo Credit: James W.

A shot out the cupola of the Reading Caboose we were riding on our way back to Kempton.

Photo Credit: James W.

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A quick shot down from the cupola at Max M. and Dave S.

Photo Credit: James W.

Another shot out the cupola while the train goes into one of the many curves on this stretch of the mainline to Kempton.

Photo Credit: James W.

A sign in the caboose reminding crews to do their due diligence against hazards on the job.

Photo Credit: James W.

A shot out the cupola back towards where we came from.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

Another shot out the cupola of the tracks that we just road across.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

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Nick W. riding in the cupola opposite of Alvin R.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

Another shot of Max M. and Dave S. as they watch out the open door at the tracks ahead.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

Passing the old Reading style semaphore signal.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

Passing Trexler on the way back from Wannamaker to Kempton.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

A shot of the whistle sign before the grade crossing we just went over.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

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A shot of the semaphore just north of the yard in Kempton.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

A shot of Porter 0-4-0 engine number 2 sitting just inside the yard at Kempton.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

A shot of Whitcomb engine number 602 resting in the yard at Kempton.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

A shot of 734 waiting to perform her run around to get ready for the next trip.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

A group shot with the host of our event Brian Saul of Brian's Model Trains. From left to right we have Max M., Alvin R., Nick W., Dave S., and Brian S.

Photo Credit: James W.

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A group shot of the Explorers and Advisors along for the trip. From left to right we have Max M., Alvin R., Nick W., Dave S., and James W.

Photo Credit: Brian S.

Various shots of Reading Caboose number 92830.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

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A long shot of the train for today.

Photo Credit: Alvin R.

A closer look at engine number 2.

Photo Credit: James W.

A close look at the engineers side cylinder.

Photo Credit: James W.

A front view of engine number 2.

Photo Credit: James W.

A shot of engine number 65's builders plate.

Photo Credit: James W.

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The engineers side of 65 which is a Porter 0-6-0 steam engine.

Photo Credit: James W.

One of the carts for behind the speeders at WK&S.

Photo Credit: James W.

A shot of the interchange yard on the Schuylkill & Lehigh Model Railroad club layout.

Photo Credit: James W.

Some small industries on the club layout.

Photo Credit: James W.

A trainmaster hard at work on the club layout.

Photo Credit: James W.

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The logging company engine makings its climb back up to the logging camps from the mainline on the club layout.

Photo Credit: James W.

The trainmaster continues her run on the layout to fulfill her days work.

Photo Credit: James W.

The logging company on the club layout sure does keep this climax engine working hard.

Photo Credit: James W.

The signal bridge spanning the three track mainline on the club layout.

Proto Credit: James W.

A shot of a distressed car hauling some I beams. Certainly some finished products from Bethlehem Steel.

Photo Credit: James W.

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The coal tipple with plenty of cars loaded waiting to be picked up and send out to the customers.

Photo Credit: James W.

A high green on the signal mast telling the engineer he can high ball it into the next block.

Photo Credit: James W.

A repurposed passenger car finds new life as a tool shed.

Photo Credit: James W.

Another passenger car finding new life since it was repurposed into a crew house.

Photo Credit: James W.

The clubs main yard.

Photo Credit: James W.

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Max M. watches a video while Alvin R. admires the layout. Further down you might notice Nick W. talking to the operators getting some information on how the S&L Model Railroad club operates their layout.

Photo Credit: James W.

Another interesting car showing her age. This one standing in the yard collecting scrap metal to be sent out to the recyclers.

Photo Credit: James W.

A loan hopper car sits on the coal trussel waiting to be picked up.

Photo Credit: James W.

A vehicle tunnel portal dated 1927.

Photo Credit: James W.

 

Summer Open House photos.
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Our guest engineer Kaden P. with Explorer and pilot engineer Alvin R.

Explorer Max M. watching his train go into the far corner while our guest engineer Kaden P. watches intently as Explorer and pilot engineer Alvin R. watches over his shoulder.

Thomas, Annie, and Clarabel get transported back to home rails after a long weekend at Open House.


Progress of work done between Spring Open House and Summer Open House.
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Old surface being removed!

New surface being installed!

New yard throat installed!

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Nick W.'s new modules!

Alvin R.'s new modules!


Alumni members of the Explorer Post.
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Eric A. operating the layout.

Steve K. operating the layout.