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Reading & Northern Grows in Nesquehoning, PA

The Reading & Northern's work to re-develop an industrial complex which once manufactured fire apparatuses got some press on WVIA, which profiled the company's new facilities in Nesquehoning, PA. The railroad is adding a station for excursion trains, as well as space for locomotive repair. “The Nesquehoning campus is pretty much halfway between Reading and Scranton. And there were a lot of people in the eastern Schuylkill and Carbon County areas that wanted to take different types of railroad excursion trips. But it doesn't make much sense if you live in Carbon County to drive down to Reading or up to Pittston just to take the train back to Jim Thorpe for the day,” said Matt Fisher, senior vice president and general manager of the railroad’s passenger department.

“So this is a great location. It gives us a lot more opportunity for us to do different trips to different places,” Fisher added."

Steve Gilbert/Reading & Northern Railroad via WVIA

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