The Reading Line was Conrail's route between Reading and Allentown/Bethlehem, with CP-Wyomissing on the Harrisburg Line at the west end and CP-Bethlehem on the Lehigh Line on the east. It is mainly composed of the former East Penn Railroad, which came under control of the Reading Railroad and became known as the "Crossline".Â
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OIEN5 passes the MP0.8 detector at Blandon with some four axle power. GP40-2's and B40-8's were the main locomotives used on MAIL trains until the C40-8W's and SD60M/I's came in, so it was somewhat unusual to see them on a freight in 1993.
Â MP0.8 CR Reading Line
A westbound rolls out of Allentown Yard with a Dash 8 leading. This was more than likely ALHB.
CP-Burn MP35.0 CR Reading Line
The westbound ALEN (Allentown - Enola) is lead by SD40 6299 as it heads west through Topton PA.
A pair of SD40-2s and a GP38 lead SEEN (Selkirk - Enola) through Belt Line Junction in Reading PA.