EBT Virtual Tour
South Water Column

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Mile Mark: 11.10
Elevation: 630'
Date Built: ca. 1915
Published Photos: EBT 215, AEBT 72

This is the only standpipe still operating in the yard. It is supplied from a reservoir atop the hill behind the Coal Bunker. That reservoir is filled by a pump residing on the Car Shop.

It is still used to fill EBT tenders, complete with a hardware cloth screen to catch the debris that comes with the water. During the Fall Spectacular a fire hydrant near the Ash Pit is used to fill the tenders to avoid congestion around the standpipe.

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