The Narrow Gauge Railroad Time Forgot...Nestled in the hills of south central Pennsylvania is a railroad that time has left behind. When you visit the East Broad Top Railroad today, you will ride behind an authentic steam locomotive pulling wooden cars over a scenic five-mile route that is part of the original main line. But you will also find much more: A ghost railroad, shut down over 50 years ago, but never abandoned. Sitting quietly ever since, the East Broad Top Railroad is a slice of history that, unlike many other small lines, was never torn up. Now, the same rails that at once saw steam engines hauling trains of coal rust quietly in the forest. In Rockhill Furnace, the shops, originally built in the nineteenth century and fully equipped to maintain the railroad, its locomotives and rolling stock, wait for the skilled workers who will never return. In this time capsule of American Industrial History, you can still find work started over a half century ago waiting patiently for the skilled hands, long gone, to return to the lathes, drills and forges.
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Guestbook for East Broad Top - Orbisonia PA
btsfree(non-registered)
I find these pictures really beautiful.Thanks for sharing with us!

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Hillary Klipsh(non-registered)
I for no reason find those abandoned coaches and those rail roads very amazing. It really generated some mysterious interest in me. I am going to pay that place a visit, and I think there is something super natural associated with that place.

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Chris Adams(non-registered)
Really truly & thoroughly enjoyed going through these amazing photos - thanks so much for sharing them!
Daniel Gilliland-Foreman(non-registered)
Great pictures! Hope you enjoyed your stay at the railroad and hope you come back.
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