The Transportation Room
Berks County’s success is largely attributed to its efficient transportation systems that have facilitated the movement of goods, people and ideas. The prosperity of local canals and railroads connected our area to nearby regions, establishing Reading as a hub of commerce and granting manufacturers control over global markets. The introduction of horsecars and trolleys revolutionized the way people traveled, fueling the region’s growth. The emergence of the automobile transformed Berks County into a leading manufacturer of vehicles.