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Reading & Northern 2102: First Test Run to Reading-April 6, 2022
Reading & Northern 2102: First Test Run to Reading-April 6, 2022

After a lengthy 6 year restoration, Reading & Northern 4-8-4 no. 2102 is finally back in service after sitting dormant for 31 years. 2102 will make it's passenger service debut on Saturday May 28, 2022, hauling an Iron Horse Rambles excursion from Reading to Jim Thorpe and return. 2102 was painted in all black and was equipped with a Reading Single-Chime hooter. Last minute we caught wind that Reading & Northern's ex. Reading T-1 no. 2102 would be operating a special test run to Reading Outer Station and return to Port Clinton. For more information about the Iron Horse Rambles, go to: https://www.rbmnrr-passenger.com/rambles RBMN 2102 History: 2102 was originally built as I10sa 2-8-0 no. 2044 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA in 1923. 2044 would be tasked with hauling freight trains throughout the Reading system. During World War II, the Reading Company needed stronger longer locomotives to handle all the wartime freight. Due to wartime restrictions, the railroad could not build a brand-new locomotive class from scratch, however, a loophole in the restrictions allowed them to rebuild 30 of their 45 I10sa 2-8-0s into T-1 4-8-4 locomotives. 2044 was rebuilt in 1945 at the Reading shops and would be renumbered to 2102. Following its rebuild, 2102 operated freight trains until the late 1950s when it was placed into storage, but then was temporarily brought back into service in 1962 for the Reading Company's "Iron Horse Rambles". Following the conclusion of these excursions in 1964, 2102 was retired from service. After a lengthy excursion mainline career from 1966-1984, 2102 was sold to Andrew Muller for use on his Blue Mountain & Reading Railroad. 2102 operated on the BM&R from 1985-1991. In early 2016, Reading & Northern announced that 2102 would be restored to operational condition, with her first official test run completed on April 6, 2022. Timestamps: 0:00 Port Clinton 5:31 Mohrsville 6:56 Tuckerton 7:24 Reading Outer Station 10:17 Leesport [Return Trip] 11:18 Port Clinton/Yard Running Check out the people we chased with: Stovell Productions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5dqGBdks4ezuhXm_E50rsQ/featured maxrailroad: https://www.youtube.com/c/maxrailroad DCRP Secondary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2_TgnCMNZNkgL5j1Lvymsg Business Car 10 Productions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1NnarKpqciCkKcuDvyG0wg/featured ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Upcoming Events Sunday April 10 - Wilmington & Western Steam Easter Bunny Express ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Credits: Executive Directors: thehnw1223 and trainboy105 Producers: thehnw1223 and trainboy105 Video Editing/Revisions: thehnw1223 Photo & Video Credit: thehnw1223 COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER: Videos are not to be reuploaded/reposted/redistributed without permission from our team. All content reuploaded/reposted/redistributed without our permission will be taken down in accordance with international copyright laws and policies. Please contact us if you would like to use segments of our videos for projects or other video purposes. Copyright © 2022 East Penn Railfan Productions and The Flying W. Ranch Studios. All Rights Reserved. ----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­--------------------------- Instagram: @eastpennrailfanproductions Twitter: @EastPennRFPro