Reading Railroad EMD FP7 . Quakertown National Bank . Agency . MediaDynamics . Pen & Ink . 14" x 17"
... 902 and sister 903, two of six GM EMD FP7 diesel electric locomotives built for the Reading Company, entered service in June of 1950. Numbers 906 and 907 were acquired in 1952.
Reading 903, is illustrated at the head of a northbound passenger train, crossing Pumping Station Road above Quakertown on the Lansdale - Bethlehem line. 902 and 903 are now owned and preserved in operating condition, by the Reading Technical and Historical Society. Originally drawn for the QNB 1983 calendar, I saw the pair together again at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum at Strasburg in 2009... and more recently, at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 2014.