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Owner: Reading Railroad
Model:EMD GP7Built As:RDG 621 (GP7)
Serial Number:18421Order No:5250
Frame Number:5250-13Built:5/1953
Notes:RCT&HS Owned
Other locos with this serial:  RDG 621(GP7) MPA 1506(GP7) RPCX 1506(GP7) MPA 86(GP7)
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Reading GP7 #621
Title:  Reading GP7 #621
Description:  Digital image from Kim E. Piersol original 35mm Ektachrome transparency. Coming off the Reading & Columbia Branch
Photo Date:  6/1/1972  Upload Date: 11/17/2006 7:27:37 PM
Location:  Sinking Spring, PA
Author:  Kim Piersol
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  664   Comments: 1
Reading Alco RS3 #466
Title:  Reading Alco RS3 #466
Description:  Digital image from Kim E. Piersol original 35mm Agfachrome transparency
Photo Date:  6/1/1973  Upload Date: 8/2/2006 8:56:54 PM
Location:  West Wyomissing, PA
Author:  Kim Piersol
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 466(RS3) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  409   Comments: 0
Reading GP7 #621
Title:  Reading GP7 #621
Description:  Digital image from Kim E. Piersol original 35mm Kodachrome transparency.
Photo Date:  6/1/1973  Upload Date: 4/14/2006 6:54:23 PM
Location:  Sinking Spring, PA
Author:  Kim Piersol
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  432   Comments: 1
rdg 621
Title:  rdg 621
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/1/1974  Upload Date: 9/16/2011 7:14:49 PM
Location:  Reading, PA
Author:  bob gottschall
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description:  567 B The Heart of Ex RDG 621
Photo Date:  12/30/2004  Upload Date: 2/25/2008 9:54:55 PM
Location:  East Greenville, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  315   Comments: 0
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description:  Cab Interior of 621 its like going back in time to 1953
Photo Date:  12/6/2005  Upload Date: 2/25/2008 9:48:03 PM
Location:  East Greenville, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories:  InCab
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  502   Comments: 0
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description:  EX RDG 621 getting ready for shipment to Hamburg
Photo Date:  8/11/2007  Upload Date: 2/25/2008 9:37:27 PM
Location:  East Greenville, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories:  Night
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7) RPCX 1506(GP7)
Views:  331   Comments: 0
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description:  Ex RDG 621 on it's way way to the RCT&HS Museum in Hamburg PA
Photo Date:  1/17/2008  Upload Date: 2/24/2008 11:42:54 PM
Location:  Emmaus, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7) MPA 86(GP7) RPCX 1506(GP7)
Views:  963   Comments: 0
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description:  Ex RDG 621 on home rails going through CP Belt on its way to Hamburg
Photo Date:  1/22/2008  Upload Date: 2/25/2008 10:10:23 PM
Location:  Reading, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7) NS 3039(GP40-2)
Views:  370   Comments: 0
RDG 103
Title:  RDG 103
Description:  103 zooms through Shoemakersville on her way back to Hamburg and the RCT&HS's Museum, now with the 621 (MA&PA 1506) along for the ride.
Photo Date:  2/9/2008  Upload Date: 8/29/2008 9:30:43 PM
Location:  Shoemakersville, PA
Author:  Justin Mengel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 103(NW2) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  397   Comments: 0
RDG 103
Title:  RDG 103
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/9/2008  Upload Date: 9/16/2008 8:57:11 PM
Location:  Shoemakersville, PA
Author:  Justin Mengel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 103(NW2) RDG 621(GP7) MPA 1506(GP7)
Views:  451   Comments: 0
RDG 103
Title:  RDG 103
Description:  103 passes through Five Locks and is almost home.
Photo Date:  2/9/2008  Upload Date: 8/29/2008 9:34:52 PM
Location:  Five Locks, PA
Author:  Justin Mengel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 103(NW2) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  443   Comments: 0
Finally Home
Title:  Finally Home
Description:  103 and 621 finally home as they return to the RCT&HSs RR Museum. (Was on Museum property with permission; Please DO NOT trespass)
Photo Date:  2/9/2008  Upload Date: 8/29/2008 9:45:24 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Justin Mengel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 103(NW2) RDG 621(GP7) RDG 5513(GP30) RDG 5308(C630) RDG 5204(C424) RDG 900(FP7A) RDG 3640(GP35)
Views:  775   Comments: 0
At Her New Home
Title:  At Her New Home
Description:  621 (1506) is at her new home now. (Was on Museum property with permission; Please DO NOT trespass)
Photo Date:  2/9/2008  Upload Date: 8/29/2008 9:50:30 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Justin Mengel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7) RDG 5308(C630)
Views:  323   Comments: 0
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description:  RDG 621 At its new home in Hamburg PA Plans for this locomotive are to eventually return it to service and repaint it in its RDG colors.
Photo Date:  2/20/2008  Upload Date: 2/25/2008 2:21:05 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7) MPA 1506(GP7)
Views:  559   Comments: 1
New Geep for the Reading Museum
Title:  New Geep for the Reading Museum
Description:  The Reading Museum at Hamburg has just recently taken delivery of former Reading 621 donated by the East Penn Railway. The unit will be repainted into the livery similar to the switcher in front.
Photo Date:  3/27/2008  Upload Date: 3/31/2008 6:39:20 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Paul Koprowski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 103(NW2) MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7) RDG 5308(C630)
Views:  527   Comments: 1
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description:  The Ex Reading Geep at night
Photo Date:  4/19/2008  Upload Date: 5/9/2008 3:49:25 AM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7) MPA 1506(GP7)
Views:  337   Comments: 2
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/22/2008  Upload Date: 7/28/2008 10:17:45 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  336   Comments: 0
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/22/2008  Upload Date: 7/28/2008 10:18:56 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/22/2008  Upload Date: 7/28/2008 10:19:29 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/28/2008 9:51:34 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  175   Comments: 0
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description:  Geep at night
Photo Date:  7/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/28/2008 9:52:15 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7) MPA 1506(GP7)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/28/2008 9:52:51 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description:  Geep posing at night
Photo Date:  7/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/28/2008 9:53:30 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/28/2008 9:54:03 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/27/2008  Upload Date: 7/28/2008 9:54:53 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Tim Weidner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/7/2009  Upload Date: 9/9/2009 8:34:36 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Brandon Kaback
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/7/2009  Upload Date: 9/8/2009 6:21:33 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Eric Kreszl
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  296   Comments: 0
MPA 1506
Title:  MPA 1506
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/7/2009  Upload Date: 9/8/2009 6:21:53 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Eric Kreszl
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
MPA 1506 / RDG 621
Title:  MPA 1506 / RDG 621
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/21/2011  Upload Date: 5/24/2011 11:53:02 AM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Greg Wiltsie
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
MPA 1506 / RDG 621
Title:  MPA 1506 / RDG 621
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/21/2011  Upload Date: 5/24/2011 11:51:25 AM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Greg Wiltsie
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
MPA 1506 / RDG 621
Title:  MPA 1506 / RDG 621
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/21/2011  Upload Date: 5/24/2011 11:51:58 AM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Greg Wiltsie
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MPA 1506(GP7) RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/26/2016  Upload Date: 6/26/2016 7:29:01 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  189   Comments: 1
RDG 6300
Title:  RDG 6300
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/12/2017  Upload Date: 8/13/2017 7:41:23 AM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 6300(U30C) RDG 5308(C630) RDG 621(GP7) RDG 5513(GP30)
Views:  296   Comments: 1
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/17/2018  Upload Date: 2/17/2018 8:42:17 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
Fresh Restoration
Title:  Fresh Restoration
Description:  Our first stop of the day was the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, taking advantage of the sun's position providing favorable lighting at this earlier hour of the day. Greeting us upon entering the yard is this former RDG GP7, restored within the last year to its as built appearance from the 1950s.
Photo Date:  3/17/2018  Upload Date: 4/18/2018 2:50:10 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Paul Koprowski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  135   Comments: 1
First Generation Long Hood Nose Detail
Title:  First Generation Long Hood Nose Detail
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2018  Upload Date: 4/18/2018 2:54:33 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Paul Koprowski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  54   Comments: 0
Front End Comparisons
Title:  Front End Comparisons
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/17/2018  Upload Date: 4/18/2018 2:56:09 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Paul Koprowski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7) RDG 5308(C630)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description:  Reading Company 621 is a GP7, constructed as part of an order of sixteen units ordered from EMD by the railroad in the spring of 1953. This would be the largest order of these units acquired, the total number of GP7s operated being forty four. Number 621 came equipped with dynamic braking for freight service and served throughout the RDG system that stretched through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and a small part of Delaware. Unlike many of its sister units, the 621 would never make it to Conrail, having been sold off to Emmons controlled shortline Maryland & Pennsylvania a month before the official startup of Big Blue. Operated around York, PA for a little over twenty years, the locomotive would be reassigned to home rails along the Perkiomen Branch with the takeover of the Penn Eastern Rail Lines by Emmons in the late 1990s. Never operated on the Perk due to some mechanical issues the ex-RDG unit, by this time numbered as MPA 1506, was stored and soon acquired for preservation by the museum. It is currently the only member of the Reading's GP7 fleet in preservation, although a few more exist in operation of various shortlines around the country. Like many GP series units from the 1950s, the 621 is set up for long hood forward operation.
Photo Date:  3/17/2018  Upload Date: 4/18/2018 2:58:41 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Paul Koprowski
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
RDG 621
Title:  RDG 621
Description:  RDG 621 lays dormant under cloudy skies at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum.
Photo Date:  4/20/2019  Upload Date: 4/23/2019 12:57:07 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Ryne Birdsong
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  62   Comments: 1


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