Reading & Northern Railroad

Sharadin Returns to RBMN as VP Coal Sourcing

The Reading & Northern has named Michael Sharadin as Vice President Coal Sourcing. Sharadin, who will report to RBMN President Wayne Michel, returns to the railroad following three years as an Area

Exemplary Executives

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age’s 2023 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.

Stella-Jones New RBMN Customer

Stella-Jones Corporation (SJC) a manufacturer and distributor of pressure-treated wood products including railroad ties, utility poles, residential lumber and industrial products, is a new customer of Class II Reading & Northern Railroad (RBMN).

Beginning March 20, Amtrak Downeaster passengers will no longer be able to purchase alcoholic beverages from the train's cafe car while the train passes through New Hampshire.

Transit Briefs: WMATA, GVT, NJ Transit, Amtrak (UPDATED)

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is making plans to bring back automatic train operation in 2023. Also, Genesee Valley Transportation Co. (GVT) purchases 74-year-old locomotive in hopes of restoring it and returning it to the rails in Scranton for potential passenger excursions; NJ Transit introduces new cash payment option within its mobile app; and Amtrak Downeaster passengers can continue to purchase alcohol as the train passes through New Hampshire on an interim basis.

Reading & Northern Railroad (RBMN)—Railway Age’s four-time Regional Railroad of the Year (2002, 2011, 2015, 2020)—is Pennsylvania’s largest privately owned railroad.

RBMN Acquires $2MM Industrial Complex

The Reading & Northern Railroad (RBMN) has purchased a 10-acre industrial complex in Carbon County, Pa., to use for equipment maintenance and repair as well as storage, Railway Age’s four-time Regional Railroad of the Year reported on April 21.

RBMN Revives Reading T-1 2102, ‘Iron Horse Rambles’

Following an extensive, $2.4 million overhaul, Class II Reading & Northern Railroad (RBMN), Railway Age’s four-time Regional Railroad of the Year, is returning Reading Class T-1 4-8-4 Northern 2102 to the rails with four “Iron Horse Rambles” round-trip excursions between Reading and Jim Thorpe, Pa.: May 28, July 2, Aug. 13 and Sept. 3, with five classes of seating. May 28 is already sold out; tickets are going fast for the remaining three trips.