The Reading Company Technical & Historical Society is launching an exciting new initiative to raise funds to cosmetically restore Reading GP30 locomotive #5513. As many of you know, #5513 is the first production model of the EMD GP30 locomotive, and was one of the earliest pieces of Reading rolling equipment acquired and preserved by the RCT&HS.
Brian's Model Trains of Myerstown, PA has commissioned the above painting by renowned rail artist Peter Lerro, Jr. that shows #5513 taking on orders at Sheridan, PA on the Lebanon Valley Branch. 16x20 prints are being offered by the RCT&HS for the exclusive pre-sale price of $30.00 each plus shipping/handling. All proceeds from this sale benefit the repainting of #5513 into its orignal yellow-and-green paint scheme. The pre-order deadline is July 20, 2013, with delivery expected by Mid-August. CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the order form for your chance to own a beautiful piece of artwork and to help restore a landmark piece of Reading Railroad history!
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