URHS Locomotive @ Spencer, NC Festival

United Railroad Historical Society’s cosmetically restored Reading F7 #284 joined 24 other Streamlined locomotives of the 1930s to 1950s for a four day festival at the NC Transportation Museum at the Spencer, NC roundhouse, courtesy of Norfolk Southern. No. 284 would have been a prime display locomotive at the CNJ Jersey City Terminal in Liberty State Park if not for the fanatical opposition to restoration of any track in LSP by leaders of the Friends of Liberty State Park. The Reading Railroad used such locomotives to haul their Crusader and The Wall Street trains between Jersey City Terminal and Philadelphia for years.