Reading and Northern Trip

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From Coal Tunnel, Winter Haven, Port Clinton, and Jim Thorpe.


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second Batch of pictures


UP Scott

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Hump? What Hump??? OK, couldn't resist... I will agree although I am not a big fan of the high hood, but I still like them... We had a lot of GP38's here for the local jobs, but I don't know what they are using these days, it's been a bit since I've been trackside. Nice pictures...

Bill Anderson

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I like the GP30's because that "hump" distinguished them from the hordes of near look-alike GP35/38/40's that roamed the rails back in the 70's and 80's. I still see rebuilt GP30's powering locals on the BNSF Scenic Sub mainline that runs through my town of Edmonds between Seattle and Everett. Hard to believe these units are over 55 years old and still running strong. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.