"Big Dutch Mike" under Camp Meeting  Contributor's Pick!       
When one of the Reading Railroads "Big Dutch Mikes" or "Anthracite Mikados" (probably #1705) comes to rest on the westbound platform track, under Camp Meeting Road. To the left is the hand car house (later, the motor car shed). Closer to the camera, on the left, is the base of the flag stop semaphore. Passengers could pull the lever down to alert a train that they wanted to be picked up. The sign above it explained how to use it.
Date: 1/29/1947 Location: Skillman, NJ   Map Show Skillman on a rail map Views: 1482 Collection Of:   Charles Knox Freericks
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
"Big Dutch Mike" under Camp Meeting
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  1940s and 1950s
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David Abeles General WOW--that is some hardcore, oldschool Reading action. That spot sure looks different today! Thanks for sharing! 5/14/2008 12:17:02 PM

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