The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, located in Hamburg, PA, is owned and operated by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the Reading Railroad. Open to the public since 2008, the Museum tells the story of the Reading Railroad, one of the world’s largest corporations, made even more famous by the game of MONOPOLY. Outdoor tours feature historic Reading Railroad locomotives and freight and passenger cars. Indoors, view a video entitled “The Reading Railroad Shaped Communities,” a re-created station agent’s office, exhibits interpreting the contributions of the Reading Railroad to the business, technological, cultural, and social fabric of the region, and seasonally changing exhibits on a variety of railroad subjects. Children can ride an outdoor, hand-powered miniature railroad.
This hand-painted mural is found on the side of the museum. It was completed in 2017 by Carrie Kingsbury of Promiseland Murals.