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About Reading

Reading, PA is a city located in eastern Pennsylvania, about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. It was originally settled by William Penn in 1748 and was named after the town of Reading in Berkshire, England. The city played a significant role in the industrial revolution, particularly in the iron and steel industries. Reading became known as the "Pretzel City" due to its large number of pretzel bakeries, and it is still famous for its delicious pretzels today.

When it comes to freight transportation, Reading has a rich history. The city was once a major transportation hub, with multiple railroads passing through it. The Reading Railroad, also known as the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, was one of the largest and most powerful railroads in the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It played a crucial role in transporting coal from the anthracite mines in northeastern Pennsylvania to markets in Philadelphia and New York City. Today, Reading is still an important transportation center, with easy access to major highways and a strong network of trucking companies serving the region.

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