EBT 40th Anniversary Celebration 2000
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A welcome sign around the property is the coating of part of the shops
roof with roofing tar. Hopefully the balance of the shops buildings will
receive the same treatment. This is the
Painting has been completed on the
Mount Union Enginehouse by the
Mount Union Connecting.
RTY's motorcar is much larger than those owned by the EBT. Standard
gauge makes a differece.
EBT's Fairmont MOW car and Phil Raynes' ex-EBT Fairmont MOW car
are on the main enroute to display positions. The crew is debating
how to get them to the siding since it was blocked near the switch.
Both trains stand ready even before the ceremony begins.
The 40th Anniversary ceremony has begun.
The Kovalchick Family (Joe, Judy and Nathan) accept a plaque
for their dedication in their curatorship of the EBT.
General Manager Stanley Hall's turn to be recognized.
Joe Kovalchick speaks on the past and present of the East Broad Top.
The crowd has decended on the anniversary and the trains are ready to
We are about to pass the Mini-Freeze on US 522. Looking ahead from
combine 14 past combine 15 and mikado #15.
EBT engineer Thomas Holder fields questions from passengers as
#15 simmers at Colgate Grove.
"Loooook, it's a traaaiiin!" You can never have too many shots
of an EBT mike waiting at the grove beneath those massive conifers.
Passengers begin to reboard the train for departure back to
Rockhill. The second section (the Shade Gap Picnic Train) was
already waiting on the other leg of the wye.
As was the case at the 1960 opening, a group of EBT maintenance of
way equipment was out on display, albeit not the same ones spare
the hand car. The two covered Fairmont cars belong to RTY member
Phil Raynes (a former EBT car) and the EBT.
The FEBT owned ex-EBT pump handcar makes its first journey to
Rockhill in many years. It graced the same track in 1960.
A bit to light out this hour in August, the night train was dubbed
the 'Twilight Train' at the Anniversary. We are riding the second
section of this train on the Shade Gap Picnic consist.
That lumber has to be made into usable parts somewhere, and that
somewhere is here in the Carpentry Shop.
Locomotives need love too. This is where they get it while 'in service'.
The Inspection Pit is now mostly
used for inspecting and lubricating the chain connections on the EBT's
With the operation of steam locomotives and coal heat the problem of
fire was ever present on the railroads. The
Hose House contained fire fighting equipment in the case the unexpected
Parts is ... well, Long Parts, and this is where they are kept. Tubes,
flues, rod stock and such are kept in these storage buildings behind
the Yard Office.
With the Handcar Shed in the
foreground, the crew gives #14 a load of black diamonds in exchange
for a day's work.
Having returned to regular service for Sunday, #14 and the normal
passenger consist heads for the station and waiting passengers.
At the platform and nearing time to depart, conductor Dave Brightbill
checks the rear of the train before heading for the grove.
A roster shot of flatcar #123.
A roster shot of flatcar #117.
A roster shot of flatcar #107.
That's right, you guessed it - a roster shot of flatcar #111.
Cut out of the train after the first run, the combines are spared
the wear and tear of the subsequent runs. Here #14 rests with the
restored freight cars.
This is the Pattern House
where the wood patterns for the iron casting in the
Foundry were kept.