If you're interested in learning more about the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern, check out some of the books listed below.
"Does This Train Go Up Hawk Mountain?", by Wally Ely.
This short book offers a concise history of the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern with a lot of great color photos. The book can be found at the WK&S Gift Shop. Or contact the publisher at Garrigues Publishing, Paul Kuehner, P.O. Box 400, Laury's Station, PA 18059.
"The Wilmington & Columbia Division of the Reading Railroad: The Schuylkill & Lehigh Branch", by Benjamin L. Bernhart.
The WK&S exists on a portion of track once known as the Schuylkill & Lehigh Branch of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad. This short book offers a concise history of the Schuylkill & Lehigh. The book may be tough to find, however. Try a railroad memorabilia swap meet. Or try searching the Internet or ebay.
"The Route of the Berksy", also by Benjamin L. Bernhart.
This short book offers a look at life along the towns served by the Schuylkill & Lehigh with many good photos. The book may be tough to find, however. Try a railroad memorabilia swap meet. Or try searching the Internet or ebay.
"The Reading Railroad: History of a Coal Age Empire, Volume 1", by James L. Holton.
This book is long and intense. It's a comprehensive history of the entire Philadelphia & Reading Railroad in the nineteenth century. You'll learn how the Schuylkill & Lehigh was integrated with the rest of the Philadelphia & Reading system. Click on the link for a copy.
Kempton and Albany Township: A Photographic History
This book has some railroad related items, but it's more generally geared toward the local history of Kempton and surrounding Albany Township. The historical photographs are excellent. Click on the link for a copy.