Last Pictures of Old Reading Train Shed in Philly.

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RME
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Posted by RME on Monday, August 07, 2017 10:14 PM

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Jan. 1, 1963 - Biggest fire in Philadelphia history to date destroys the Fretz factory at 10th & Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia

That isn't the fire schlimm was talking about, which was years earlier.  Look for something just prior to November 1960, starting in the Trains Complete Collection issues for that period to find the reference that was mentioned.

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Posted by schlimm on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 9:29 AM

RME

 

 
wanswheel
Jan. 1, 1963 - Biggest fire in Philadelphia history to date destroys the Fretz factory at 10th & Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia

 

That isn't the fire schlimm was talking about, which was years earlier.  Look for something just prior to November 1960, starting in the Trains Complete Collection issues for that period to find the reference that was mentioned.

 

Hold the phone!!  Actually it might have been the Fretz fire.  I think I started reading Trains about 1962.  The article discussed how the Reading quickly came up with a plan to continue commuter services, but thinking back, the fire was not in the trainshed.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Posted by wanswheel on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 11:16 AM
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Posted by schlimm on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:04 PM

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wanswheel wrote the following post 4 hours ago: Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 2, 1963

THANK YOU!!

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