Reading And Northern’s #2102

Reading And Northern’s #2102 | Train Fanatics Videos

Reading Railroads # 2102 put on quite a show!

During the days during and after World War II, the Reading Railroad needed faster and more powerful locomotives to meet the increased freight needs of the country at war’s end. In 1945, with materials on short supply, the Reading Company used boilers and fireboxes from their Class I-10sa 2-8-0 locomotives to build their first Super-PowerT-1 class 4-8-4 Northern type locomotives.

Some Quick Facts about Reading Railroads T-1 class locomotives:

  • Builder: Baldwin Locomotive
  • Driver diameters: 70 inches
  • Power type: 4-8-4 Northern Steam Locomotive class A
  • ReBuilder: Reading Company
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 809,000 lbs
  • fuel type: coal
  • Fuel capacity: 52,000 of coal

Let us know if you ever had a chance to see or even ride behind the #2102! We would love to hear from you!

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