East Broad Top 2006 Fall Spectacular Schedule


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Press Release


October 7 - October 8
Telephone: 814-447-3011 Fax: 814-447-3256
e-mail: ebtrr@innernet.net

Steam Locomotives #14 & G.E. Diesel #M-7
Special #M-1 Gas Electric
Speeder and Handcar Rices
Special #M-3 Excursion
Roundhouse & Shop Tours


The East Broad Top Railroad, owned by the Kovalchick family of Indiana, PA, announces the schedule for the 2006 Fall Spectacular event. Excursion trains from the original Orbisonia Station in Rockhill, PA will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue through 3:30 p.m. on October 7 & 8, 2006. The East Broad Top will be using steam locomotive #15 (built 1914), diesel locomotive 50-tonner #M-7 (built 1964), gas motorcar #M-3 (built 1923 and just restored by FEBT), speeder cars, and a handcar.

Tours of the Rockhill shops and roundhouse, in which the M-1, M-3, and much of the EBT's rolling stock was built, will be offered several times each day by the Friends of the EBT. Shop tour tickets can be purchased at the shop door only. Schedules can be found below.

This year the East Broad Top will operate a SPECIAL PHOTO RUN-BY of a STEAM-powered freight train. This train requires a special ticket or all day pass. Passengers will be taken to the photo run-by site on the Shade Gap Picnic Train, departing at 9:00 a.m. At the photo site, passengers will de-train and the freight train will perform two run-bys. Passengers will then reboard the Picnic Train for the return trip to Orbisonia Station.

The night trains will depart at 6:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. on Saturday evening only. Approximately 24 excursions are scheduled to operate during this two-day event. For your convenience, several food vendors will be on site both days.

Steam locomotive #17, a 1918 Balwin 2-8-2, will be on display during this event.

The Rockhill Trolley Museum will use all operational equipment including a rare Brill curve-sided car, an open summer car, a Bullet car, and work & snow-fighting equipment.

Advance tickets are available by mail. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed eneloped with your check payable to the East Broad Top Railroad, memo: Fall Spectacular. Be sure to specify the number and type of tickets requested.

To purchase EBT tickets in advance, please send check or money order to:

East Broad Top Railroad
PO Box 158
Rockhill, PA 17249

Fares Adult Child
All Day Pass (includes photo freight train) *
- A separate pass must be purchased for both days
$100.00 $100.00
9:00 am Photo Freight Train $50.00 $50.00
Passenger Train w/ #15 $18.00 $15.00
Shade Gap Picnic Train w/ #M-7 $18.00 $15.00
M-1 Gas-electric $30.00 $30.00
Handcar & Gas-powered Speeder Rides $5.00 $5.00
M-3 Motorcar Rides $7.00 $7.00
Shop Tours $7.00 $7.00
Children under 2 years of age ride free.
Attention: The EBT does not accept credit cards at this time.
* All day passes do not apply to the M-1 gas-electric, handcar & speeders, M-3 motorcar, or shop tours. A separate pass must be purchased for both days.
Other discounts do not apply during this event.

Fall Spectacular Train Schedule
9:00 a.m. Shade Gap Picnic Train - Diesel #M-7: Photo Train;
please note special tickets are required for this train.
9:05 a.m. Photo Freight Train - Loco. #15: No riders will be permitted on this train.
The picnic train will take photographers to the photo location,
then the freight train will run-by northbound and then southbound.
The picnic train will then pick up all photographers and return to the station.
10:40 a.m. Passenger Train w/ Locomotive #15
10:50 a.m. Shade Gap Picnic Train w/ Diesel Locomotive #M-7
12:00 p.m. Passenger Train w/ Locomotive #15
12:10 p.m. Shade Gap Picnic Train w/ Diesel Locomotive #M-7
1:45 p.m. Passenger Train w/ Locomotive #15
1:50 p.m. Shade Gap Picnic Train w/ Diesel Locomotive #M-7
2:00 p.m. Special #M-1 Gas-Electric departs on track #3
3:20 p.m. Passenger Train w/ Locomotive #15
3:30 p.m. Shade Gap Picnic Train w/ Diesel Locomotive #M-7
6:45 p.m. Night Train w/ Locomotive #15 (Saturday only)
6:55 p.m. Night Train w/ Diesel Locomotive #M-7 (Saturday only)

Shop Tour ScheduleRoundhouse Tour Schedule
10:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.(Saturday only)

We reserve the right to substitute equipment or change the schedule as conditions warrant. The railroad is not responsible for insufficient capacity. Should you have any questions please ask any of the train crew or station staff. The East Broad Top Railroad and the Kovalchick Family are proud to bring you this event.

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