RailPictures.Net Photo: RDG 902 Reading EMD FP7(A) at Catasauqua , Pennsylvania by John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com
  Login Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

View Larger Map
Reading (more..)
EMD FP7(A) (more..)
CQ Tower (more..)
Catasauqua , Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
July 17, 1960
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
RDG 902 (more..)
excursion power (more..)
John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Celebrating passing the 5M page-view mark here at railpictures.net with these uploades, here's another in a series of photos taken of the Reading in 1960. Here what appear to be fans get their shots while crew brief each other at "Catty", as it was known to the locals. LV, RDG, CNJ, and LNE all served this crossroads just a few miles north of Allentown. The LV Black Diamond ran through here. In it's day Catasaugua was a railfan dream come true: trains, tower, depots, tunnels, a four-track mainline, cool signals, yards, even an interurban. Reading came by branch to serve cement industries here, and usually at night with Alco RS's. Thus seeing RDG modern diesel power here and getting it on film was a rarity. There is a fabulous web page with tons of great "Catty" history, from which much of this info was obtained, see it here
Community Response Photo Comments (1) 
Views: 5,134     Favorited: 22
Since added on April 29, 2015

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (3)+ Add to Album
Classic Cab Units

Album created by member arthur mills
Album Views: 10,161
Photos of North America's favorite First Generation locomotives. EMD, ALCO, Baldwin etc

Album created by member coco13cos
Album Views: 2,092,004
Over 35.000 of RP's most appreciated and beautiful photos.
Cab Units

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 208,283
The best that the Streamlined Era had to offer, brought together in one handy album. Includes EMD, Alco, Baldwin, F-M, and GE - plus a few surprises.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright 2015 John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information