The railroad, real and Monopoly, and the cities in Pennsylvania and the UK, other places too, are pronounced RED-ing.
My yard has a bunch of direction signs on a 4x4. The original three are Reading PA, 479 miles; Redding CA 1,800, Reading MI, 3.5. My mom gave us part of the cost of the original A-frame cottage in 1987, at a time when she lived near Redding. The sign started out as a reading joke.