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Old Eastie is unofficial, and as such does not necessarily represent the views of nor does it have any direct relationship to the East Broad Top Railroad, the EBT Foundation, Friends of the East Braod Top, Kovalchick Corporation, the East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Company, the Rockhill Coal Company, the East Broad Top Preservation Association, the East Broad Top Connecting Railroad, the Rockhill Trolley Museum, or any other group or person.

Persons interested in the preservation and restoration of the EBT are encouraged to become members of the Friends of the East Broad Top. Follow the link for membership information.


To contact the non-profit EBT Foundation that owns and operates the railroad use the following address:

EBT Foundation
P.O. Box 158, Rt. 994
Rockhill Furnace, PA 17249
Phone: 814-447-3285

A list of other contact information for organizations related to the railroad can be found on the EBT Railroad Contact List page.

Contact information for this site (which is not sanctioned by the above groups) can be found in the Feedback section of this page.


This site is authored by Christopher D. Coleman.


Old Eastie has its roots with the Webville and Hypertext Railroad Company, a site for the achiving of a variety of Railroad and Model Railroad documents and binaries. The W&H went online September 1994. In early 1995 Vagel Keller's Unofficial Visitor's Guide to the East Broad Top Railroad was published to the Usenet group rec.railroad, and with Vagel's permission, it was published it on the W&H. Shortly thereafter, more EBT pages were added containing line data and news releases from the EBT and FEBT.

By June 1995, the amount of info had grown large enough to warrant an independend site for the EBT. In early 1996, the first photos of the EBT were presented on the site. They were of operations during the 1996 spectacular courtesy of Alan Wolf. In February 1997, The EBT moved, with the W&H, to spikesys.com, an independent domain name. In February 2020 the EBT Homepage was re-branded "Old Eastie: The East Broad Top Railroad Homepage" and move to an independent domain name oldeastie.com. In September 2022 the EBT Homepage was re-branded "Old Eastie: The East Broad Top Railroad History Site" to avoid confusion with the official EBT site.

Old Eastie has grown from a single page of 53 KB to over 550 pages, 2050 images and 100 MB in size and continues to grow.


Feedback on the content, design and operations of this site is encouraged and is vital to the improvement of this site. There are over 2,000 files that are part of Old Eastie and errors and oversights are inevitable. Making note of them will get them corrected more quickly.

I am particularly interested in how pages might be improved to present information more clearly. Also what pages are the best resource and what is wrong with the other pages.

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This site has been hosted sequentially by Hurricane Electric, IceBear (2-97 to 6-97), Web2010 (6-97 to 6-99), Railfan.net (7-99 to 6-10) Dreamhost (6-10 to present).


Any and all sites are welcome to link to the 'Old Eastie' main page. It is asked that you link to sub-pages only when such links are accompanied by a link to the main page. You may copy the graphic below for use as a link (and use only as a link). The graphic may not be edited or altered.

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Links from this page to others are limited to those with significant EBT, EBT region, historic preservation, antique machinery, or narrow gauge railroad content.

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Copyright limitations

This site and its contents are copyrighted and protected by US and International Copyright law. Copying any file off this site for republication without explicit permission is strictly prohibited. Contact the site administrator to inquire about obtaining permission for any republication electronically or in print.

The Unofficial Guide to the EBT is Copyrighted 2003 by Vagel C. Keller and is used with his permission. Consult the copyright restrictions on the page for details. The summary of the Full Steam Ahead Restoration Proposal Summary is Copyrighted 1995 by Friends of the East Broad Top, Inc. and is used with permission. Contact FEBT for details. The summary of the Study of Alternatives Restoration Proposal Summary is reproduced under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. It may be distributed under those provisions.

All other documents on this site are Copyrighted 1994-2023 Chirstopher D. Coleman. All rights are reserved. They are not to be copied, reproduced or redistributed without the express permission of the site administrator.

Photos presented in this site are used with the permission of the owners whenever they can be identified as the creator. They are not be be redistributed without the permission of the owner. Contact the site administrator for contact information on individual photographic works.

Photos by Christopher D. Coleman may be used as private, non-public computer station screensavers or desktops. They may not be marketed, sold or distributed as part of any hardware or software package or archive, or used as part of a web site or other online or multimedia presentation. They may not be edited or altered except to change file format. Photos are available for commercial use or other public use, but only by explicit permission. Inquire about permission for the photos by other persons.

All graphics, backgrounds renderings, documents are not to be copied, distributed or incorporated into any other work.

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