Reading & Northern purchased the former Norfolk Southern executive units – F9A number 270 and F9B number 275 – late last year. They made one of their first runs on the July 4 weekend. Photo by M.T. Burkhart.
Reading & Northern F9s to Make Public Debut on Autumn Excursion
By M.T. Burkhart
PORT CLINTON, Pa. – The Reading & Northern has announced two trips in late fall that will be pulled by the railroad’s F9 locomotives.
The trips depart Reading “Outer Station” at 9 a.m. with a 3.5-hour layover in historic Jim Thorpe, returning at 6 p.m.
Reading & Northern purchased the cab units – F9A 270 and F9B 275 – late last year from NS and modified the paint scheme. They have been used on several office car specials for railroad management over the summer. Tickets range from $199 for first class/dome to $49 (depending on boarding location) and are available at rbmnrr-passenger.com.