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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:  706   Comments: 1
RDG GP7 #621 - Reading Co
Title:  RDG GP7 #621 - Reading Co
Description:  A note on the back from photographer Paul Kuehner states that "Reading GP7 #621 + TR wb, switching (31 cars)".
Photo Date:  5/6/1973  Upload Date: 9/25/2020 6:01:04 AM
Location:  Allentown, PA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
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:  442   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:  453   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:  248   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:  354   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:  548   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:  370   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:  1041   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:  405   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:  425   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:  475   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:  466   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:  840   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:  337   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:  592   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:  573   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:  357   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:  362   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:  226   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:  280   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:  192   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:  175   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:  167   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:  182   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:  192   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:  198   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:  204   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:  317   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:  329   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:  249   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:  271   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:  269   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:  217   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:  365   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:  247   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:  160   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:  63   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:  81   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:  160   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:  113   Comments: 1
RDG 9123 is ready to roll
Title:  RDG 9123 is ready to roll
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/20/2020  Upload Date: 5/20/2020 9:26:21 PM
Location:  Hamburg, PA
Author:  Kevin Painter
Categories: 
Locomotives:  RDG 621(GP7)
Views:  42   Comments: 0


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