Is there still plans for commuter rail in Reading? I heard one line to Carlisle, PA using Norfolk Southern's Harrisburg line and the other to Norristown using NS's Philly line. Would NS allow commuter trains on it's busy freight lines? Might as well have a line to Allentown, Bethlehem, PA as well. Reading and Bethlehem haven't had any train service since end of June 1981 for Bethlehem and fall 1981 for Reading. I wish NS would also be more railfan trip friendly, back in the 80's (Sept 1985, fall 1987, and 1988) BM&R ran a number of trips with #2102, #425, and diesels over Conrail lines to Philly, Harrisburg, Jim Thorpe via Allentown, and more. Why could that happen back then but it couldn't today? NS is restarting their own steam program in limited form so do you think that they will let other groups run excursions, steam or diesel? Even a diesel excursion with SEPTA or Amtrak coaches from Reading to Philly or Harrisburg? Or, Bennett Levin's PRR E8 train?