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Reading Company Baggage Cars

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Reading Company BAu baggage car #1670.  Courtesy John W. Hall

Although its passenger traffic was a fraction of neighboring roads like the Pennsylvania RR and B&O, the Reading rostered a fair variety of baggage car classes during its existence, up until the latter half of the 20th century which saw a dramatic decline in long-haul passenger traffic.  Clicking the links below will open the reference document in a separate window; clicking the camera icon (where available) will display a photo in a separate window - Reading Baggage Car photos courtesy John W. Hall.

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Click for photo BAa 1750-1759


Click for photo BAb 1639-1648 BAc 1582-1586 BAd 1571

BAe 1600-1603


Click for photo BAf 1561-1569 Click for photo BAg 1604-1615 BAh 1616-1648

BAj 1629-1630


Click for photo BAk 1649-1670 BAl 1698-1699 BAn 1677
Click for photo BAp 1696-1697


Click for photo BAt 1691-1695 Click for photo BAu 1550-1791 Click for photo BAv 1629-1638

BAw 1770-1771


BHa 1771 BHb 1770 BHc 1770-1771

BRa 1550-1553


BRh 1593-1597 BMXu 1850-1874  

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Did You Know?

December 5, 1833
The Philadelphia and Reading (P&R) Railroad began operations.


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