Anthracite Rebirth: Story of the Reading and Northern Railroad by Mike Bednar. Hardbound, copyright 1998. 124 pages, many, many color photographs and great writing by this former Reading and Northern locomotive engineer provide an incredibly unique perspective on this fascinating railroad. Chronicles the dramatic turn around of the company and it’s services throughout Pennsylvania’s hard coal region. Chapters include Background, Andy Muller, Jr. and the Early Years, Early Blue Mountain and Reading, The Reading Cluster: The Coal Regions, The Winter from Hell: Winter 1993-1994, The Business Boom, A Regional Rail Line Becomes Reality, The Future, The Family, and Locomotive Roster.
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