The Orange Car – Produce Stand

The Orange Car was a fresh fruit and produce business along the waterfront. It was located at 30 N Front Street, at the intersection of Front and Washington. It was right down from Stichter Hardware and Schindlebeck’s Coal Yard. All kinds of fresh fruit and produce were brought here from Florida by rail. As you can see the tracks went right past the Orange Car, and goods were unloaded right from the freight car. Did you ever grab some fresh produce from the Orange Car?

The tracks in the foreground are the Reading’s Schuylkill and Lehigh Branch, and the Pennsy’s Schuylkill Division, both continuing northbound along the river to pass by the Dana Parish Auto Frame Plant.

The Orange Car - Reading PA


The Orange Car was closed sometime in the late 80s or early 90s, when RACC expanded and tore it down to build a parking lot next to the then new Yocum Library.
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4 Replies to “The Orange Car – Produce Stand”

  1. Brings back many wonderful memories of going there as a child with my mother and then as an adult with my own kids to buy naval oranges in the winter.

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