East Broad Top

Archive ID223
DescriptionEast Broad Top
Record TypeGeneric
CollectionThe Joseph A. Smith Collection
CreatorAmerican Heritage Publishing Company
Date Created
Reference #
SourceSmith, Joesph A.
Date AcquiredJune 28, 2006
Size14.5 x 9.0 cm
In ColorYes
Negative Exist
SubjectsAmerican Heritage Publishing Company
Baldwin Locomotive Works
East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Company
Emerick, Jack
Locomotive, Steam


30 EAST BROAD TOP No. 15, a 2-8-2 type, was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1914 for a narrow gauge shortline, the East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Co., which dates hack to 1871. The company?s narrow-gauge engines could not travel on standard gauge tracks, so Baldwin delivered them over the Pennsyhania Railroad on specially-built flatcars. No. 15 served continuously until the line was abandoned in 1956. She went back into service in 1960 when part of the line was revived as a tourist attraction. East Broad Top is one of the very few active narrow-gauge carriers in America today. Owning eight Baldwin steam engines, it operates steam?powered passenger trains regularly during the summer and early fall out of Rockhill Furnace (Orhisonia), Pennsylvania, where she is pictured here on a tourist run. PHOTO BY JACK EMERICK


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