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Chuck Zeiler's Collection
 
7/15/2024
 
 
 
 
 
By:Chuck Zeiler
Dates:7/1/1955 - 8/31/1986
Album Info:This short-line railroad started in 1880 when Lee Reader came to Nevada and Ouachita Counties in Arkansas to erect a sawmill. The railroad was put down to haul logs from the woods to the mill. The Reader Railroad was bought by Tom Long in 1956, who operated the line as a freight line for many years. With the close of Barry Asphalt Plant at Waterloo in 1973, Mr. Long started pulling up track and abandoning right-of-way. It looked bad for the Reader Railroad and a group of people who had heard what was happening decided to try to save it. So they formed a corporation and bought the railroad on May 1, 1975.
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RERX 2
Title:  RERX 2
Description:  Reader Railroad 2 at Reader, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The following was shamelessly copied from readerrailroad.com

Number 2 was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, January 1907 (s/n #29900), as Lufkin Land & Lumber Company No. 2. The small locomotive served on the Shreveport Houston & Gulf RR, the Carter-Kelley Lumber Co, the W.T. Carter and Brother Lumber Co, the Scott & Bearskin Lake RR, and now the Reader Railroad.

Photo Date:  7/31/1986  Upload Date: 7/8/2013 11:09:48 AM
Location:  Reader, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RERX 2(2-6-0)
Views:  1100   Comments: 0
RERX 2
Title:  RERX 2
Description:  Reader Railroad 2 at Reader, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Except for me, everyone who rode the train that day lent a hand turning the locomotive.
Photo Date:  7/31/1986  Upload Date: 7/8/2013 12:34:14 PM
Location:  Reader, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RERX 2(2-6-0)
Views:  800   Comments: 1
RERX 213
Title:  RERX 213
Description:  Reader Railroad 213 at Reader, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. I would like to come up heritage of this car. If anyone can help, please leave a Comment, thanks.
Photo Date:  7/31/1986  Upload Date: 7/8/2013 11:53:44 AM
Location:  Reader, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  457   Comments: 1
RERX 2
Title:  RERX 2
Description:  Reader Railroad 2 at Reader, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The name W. T. Carter is below the cab window.
Photo Date:  8/31/1986  Upload Date: 8/13/2013 2:54:29 PM
Location:  Reader, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RERX 2(2-6-0)
Views:  867   Comments: 1
RERX 2
Title:  RERX 2
Description:  Reader Railroad 2 at Reader, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The name W. T. Carter is below the cab window.
Photo Date:  8/31/1986  Upload Date: 8/13/2013 2:36:58 PM
Location:  Reader, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RERX 2(2-6-0)
Views:  748   Comments: 1
RERX 2
Title:  RERX 2
Description:  Reader Railroad 2 at Reader, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  8/31/1986  Upload Date: 8/13/2013 2:09:17 PM
Location:  Reader, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RERX 2(2-6-0)
Views:  626   Comments: 0
RERX 7
Title:  RERX 7
Description:  Reader Railroad 2-6-2 Number 7 at Reader, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The USMRR on the tender was for a television mini-series, either "Blue And Gray" or "North And South", I don't know which.
Photo Date:  7/31/1986  Upload Date: 7/8/2013 10:44:24 AM
Location:  Reader, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  RERX 7(2-6-2)
Views:  464   Comments: 1
RERX 7
Title:  RERX 7
Description:  Reader Railroad 7 at Reader, Arkansas on July 31, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The following is from the readrrailroad.com web site: Number was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works #31063 June 1907, as Victoria Fisher & Western RR No. 7. This small wood burning Prairie was sold from the Victoria Fisher & Western RR to the Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Company, and then made its home on the Reader Railroad. It has been in continual service as a wood burning locomotive since it was built.
Photo Date:  7/31/1986  Upload Date: 8/13/2013 1:44:18 PM
Location:  Reader, AR
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  RERX 7(2-6-2)
Views:  376   Comments: 0


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