Reading 284 update at Spencer, NC

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Photo left: Larry Gross
Photo above: Kevin Phalon

Reading 284 Builder: Electro-Motive Division of General Motors
Model: F7A Builder’s Number: 8552 Built: October 1949
Horsepower: 1500 Original Owner: Chicago & Northwestern RR, Nos. 4074A, nee 424

History: New Jersey Transit acquired this locomotive from the Chicago & Northwestern in 1983 and utilized it as No. 424 primarily from Hoboken to Dover and Waldwick. It was retired in 1985, stored and donated to the URHS museum collection in 1991. It has been restored to represent a Reading Company locomotive of the same type that operated through central New Jersey between Jersey City, Port Reading and points south and west. Storage Location: Boonton, NJ

 

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