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4/18/2022



Rail News: Short Lines & Regionals

Reading & Northern's restored steam locomotive completes first test run


No. 2102 is a T1 Class steam locomotive built by the Reading Co. in 1945.
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The Reading & Northern Railroad has completed the first test runs of steam locomotive No. 2102 following a five-year rebuild.

A T1 Class steam locomotive built by the Reading Co. in 1945, the unit has been out of service since 1991. A $2.4 million restoration began in 2017.

The locomotive set out April 6 for its first test run, with railroad owner and CEO Andy Muller Jr. lighting the fire two days earlier, Reading & Northern officials said in a press release.

"The engine performed amazingly," Muller said.

The locomotive's first Iron Horse Rambles excursion is planned for May 28. Train trips will run round-trip from Reading Outer Station to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.



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