East Broad Top 2015 roundhouse and backshops

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East Broad Top 2015 roundhouse and backshops

Postby mfmalk » Mon May 18, 2015 7:26 pm


On two separate occasions last month, by special invitation and permission by railroad management, I was allowed access to the East Broad Top’s roundhouse and backshops.

The granddaddy of steam-era portals to the past, I found the interiors particularly difficult to photograph; to capture both the magnitude of preserved industrial revolution before my eyes, and what I was feeling while roaming the hallowed grounds. It boggles the mind that these scenes from 100+ years ago still exist.

All the stable mates are there; old friends - still together - getting older: 16, 18, 12, 17, 15, 14 & M-1.

Time stands still.

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Re: East Broad Top 2015 roundhouse and backshops

Postby trackwelder » Wed May 20, 2015 10:40 pm

one of these days this road will run again again, and i, for one, can't wait for that day. i really need to get out there and do some more work.
rail maintainer, 1st class
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Re: East Broad Top 2015 roundhouse and backshops

Postby russ59dd » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:51 pm

I brought my family to EBTRR a couple years before they closed for a pre-Halloween weekend...it was great. We were very sad to hear about what has happened and I try to keep up with news using the www; but one topic I never see raised is if the local government and state reps would try to make this a working state park.

Is anybody trying that?
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