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Local Service - Reading Division

Written by Conductor

The table presented here shows all regular local jobs across the Reading Division, including point of origin, designation, call time, turnaround point, and frequency as of the October 1970 official freight schedule.  It should be noted that frequency of local jobs was subject to change depending on business needs.  This information may be useful in planning operations on your layout to determine how locals interacted with the through freight schedules listed on previous pages.

 

From Allentown

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Perkiomen Branch 10:30 AM Perkiomen Junction As Needed
Catasauqua & Fogelsville Branch 10:30 AM Catasauqua Daily except Sat

 

From Hershey

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Hershey 6:00 AM Hershey Daily except Sun
Hershey 2:00 PM Hershey Daily except Sun

 

From Lancaster

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Lancaster - Lititz 7:15 AM Ephrata - Lititz Daily except Sun
Columbia Annex 10:00 AM Columbia Daily except Sun

 

From Lebanon

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Annville 7:00 AM Annville Daily
Myerstown 6:30 AM Prescott Daily except Sun
Lebanon - Swatara 3:15 PM Hershey Daily except Sat
Landis Siding - Ramona #1 6:00 PM Millard Daily except Sun
Lebanon 6:30 PM Rex Mine Daily
Lebanon Valley Way 7:30 AM Suedburg - Sinking Spring Daily except Sun

 

From Newberry Junction

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
West Milton 9:00 AM West Milton Daily except Sat/Sun

 

From Reading

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Coatesville Turn 5:45 PM Coatesville As Needed
Elverson Short Turn 8:15 AM Joanna (Grace Mine) Daily
Ephrata 8:00 AM Ephrata - Lititz Daily except Sun
Schuylkill & Lehigh Branch 11:00 AM Evansville - Kempton Daily except Sun
Belt Line 8:45 AM Klapperthal Junction Daily except Sun
Reading - Chapman Turn 7:00 AM Chapman & Kutztown Daily except Sun

 

From Rupert

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Rupert Road Drill 3:45 AM Danville / Benton / Mainville Daily

 

From Rutherford

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
PH&P Turn 10:00 AM Lurgan Daily except Sun
Gettysburg Digger 4:30 AM Gettysburg Daily except Sun
Rutherford Way Train 7:00 AM Lebanon Daily except Sun

 

From Shamokin

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Sunbury 9:30 AM Clement Siding Daily except Sat/Sun

 

From Tamaqua

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Atlas 8:45 AM Ring As Needed

 

From West Milton

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Lewisburg 10:00 AM New Columbia / Clement / Pottsgrove Daily except Sat/Sun

 

From St. Nicholas

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Shamokin Turn 11:00 AM Shamokin As Needed

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Fact for the Day

April 12, 1962
The Reading purchases the first production GP30 (#5513) from EMD as part of initial order of 20 locomotives.

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