Reading Society of Model Engineers
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Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA

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Spring Open House 2016.
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Heading through the upper loop with guests at the Open House. Train heading west on the main with guests at the Open House.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Charging up the grade heading west. Approching the grade crossing heading west towards the station. Blowing for the grade crossing. Our newly added private crossing signs. Our newly installed slow signs for the high bridge.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Heading down grade east on the main. Crossing the high bridge. Crossing the high bridge coming back west from the lower loop.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Passing by coming off the high bridge heading east. Our newly added yard limit sign. The train heading out of the yard and approaching the station to pick up another "load" of guests. Engine 20's tubes getting ready to be punched. Engineer Daulph Kline punching the tubes of the steam engine between runs.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Train heading east coming out of the new loop and proceeding through SLEEPS siding.    
Photo Credit: James W.    

Upper Loop Golden Spike and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
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RSME Upper Loop ceremony cake. A cake dedicated to our Crown Locomotive Works steam engine #20 for its 50th "birthday". The ribbon in place for the ceremony. Some of the crew getting the engines ready for the festivities. Engine 20 and 730 stand ready to charge towards the ribbon.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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The "Golden Spike" waiting to be driven in. Various members of the RSME standing together in support of the accomplishment. The core group of members that did the labor to make the upper loop possible.

From left to right are Gabe Kline, John Geib, Stephen Perrette, Daulph Kline, Steven Ingham, William Ingham, Kyle Sanders.
Daulph Kline driving in the golden spike while Kyle Sanders watches from the side.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Daulph Kline driving in the golden spike while Kyle Sanders watches from the side. Backing up to prepare for the charge against the ribbon. Engineer Daulph Kline (in Engine #20) and Engineer Kyle Sanders (in Engine #730) Starting the charge against the ribbon.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Getting ready to break through! The ribbon is broken and the loop is officially OPEN! The first official train running through the loop with a load of members enjoying this accomplishment.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Another shot of the first official train running through the loop. Steve Ingham is the conductor on the first official train running through the loop. A shot of the train charging through the loop.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Various shots of the train charging through the loop.
Photo Credit: James W.
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Various shots of the train charging through the loop. The train heading out of the loop through SLEEPS and down to the club house.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Festivities commence in the club house with the cake cutting.

Kyle Sanders takes the first cut of the Upper Loop ceremony cake.
Daulph Kline takes the second cut of the Upper Loop ceremony cake. These guys get the first two pieces of cake. Gabe Rineer takes his turn getting a pieces of cake. Stephen Perrette takes his turn getting a pieces of cake as well.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Richard Wiswesser takes his turn getting a pieces of cake too.        
Photo Credit: James W.  

Fall Open House 2011.
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Engines 10, 20 and 730 getting serviced for the start of Open House. A semi-interior shot of 730. Another angle of the three engines getting serviced for the start of Open House. James W. polishes up the brass on engine 20 so she can look her best during Open House. James W. continues to polish the brass on engine 20. Does it ever end?
Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K.
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A better interior view of engine 730 while she waits to be serviced. Engineers side view of the servicing going on. Random shot up the main yard of the Laurel Run Railroad. Kyle S. sporting the tools of the trade to clear the track of leaves in the early morning. Engine 20 looking bigger than life while getting ready to strut her stuff during Open House.
Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K.
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Kyle S. and James W. work on building the fire in engine 20. Kyle S. watches closely as James W. readies more stuff to go into the fire box. With engine 20 fired up she readies to pull the cars out and stage them for the days festivities! Engineers side of engine 20 waiting to do her duties. Engineers Eric P and guest John G. start working on shifting out the train for the days work.
Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K.
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Eric P. spotting cars out. The consist of cars being shifted by engine 20 as engineer Eric P. and guest John G. work the train.
Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K.
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The consist of cars being shifted by engine 20 as engineer Eric P. and guest John G. work the train. Engineer Steve I. started to tend engine 20 between trips. Engineer Steve I takes a moment to pose with engine 20 while waiting for the next set of train orders. Engineer Daulph K. and Conductor Steve I. get the train ready for a night run as member David S. watches and waits. Engineer Daulph K. spotting the train.
Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Kyle S. Photo Credit: Kyle S.
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Night photo shoot with engine 20 on the turn table. We were also playing with different lighting effect as well.
Photo Credit: Daulph K.
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One last night shot of engine 20 enjoying her fame on the turn table. Engine 730 with engineer Steve I. bringing a train load of riders into the Laurel Run Yard as yardmaster Dennis T. looks on. Engine 730 with engineer Steve I at the controls slowly comes into the unloading platform by the club house. Engine 20 with engineer Kyle S. and Alvin R. conducting waiting for the clear signal as engine 730 pulls past them. Engine 20 heading out on the main as conductor Alvin R. gives his approval of the shot!
Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K.
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Engine 20 with engineer Kyle S. heads down the mainline into the woods. And there they go with conductor Alvin R. keeping a watchful eye over the train. Engine 730 waiting to head off into the woods while riders get on the train. Another shot of her waiting while engineer Harry Z. checks over things from his cab. Conductor Alvin R. readies his car while engine 20 gets spun and serviced on the turn table.
Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit: Daulph K.
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Engineer Kyle S. waits for the signal to pull this load of guests into the woods with engine 20. While waiting engineer Kyle S. takes a moment to talk to one of our guests. Engineer Daulph K. is getting engine 20 ready to pull some cars out of the round house as she pops off at her safeties! Engineers Daulph K. (left) and Kyle S. (right) discuss some details before the move. Engineer Kyle S. takes the controls to do a move with a cut of cars.
Photo Credit: Daulph K. Photo Credit Daulph K. Photo credit: James W. Photo Credit : James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Here we have Eric P. at the controls (hidden by the steam) and Kyle S. working on a cut of cars. Engineer Eric P. opens the throttle to pull this cut of cars out. Here the engine stomps out of the round house track. Engineer Eric P. eases her out on to track 3 as guest John G. watches on.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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Engineer Eric P. slowly works engine 20 out on to track 3 with a decent cut of cars for her to pull while guest John G. watches. Engineer Eric P. takes engine 20 past the water tower still under construction.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.
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 Engine 20 with engineer Eric P. finally moves up far enough to get onto track 2. A night photo of engine 20 sitting on the turn table. Engineer Daulph K. gets the engine ready for a different pose while Steve I catches a candid shot and David S. waits for the good shot! Engineer Daulph K. working on that different pose while joking around with David S. Cars waiting to be hitched up to and pulled so our guests can get a ride.
Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W. Photo Credit: James W.

Archived photos of the 15" gauge Laurel Run Railroad.
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