Last updated: 9/19/2022
Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania
Address
421 Meadow Street
Rockhill Furnace, PA 17249
phone: 814-447-3285
e-mail: info@eastbroadtop.com
web: eastbroadtop.com
Hours
Station Hours
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday9:30 AM - 5 PM
Rides & Tours
Sunday, Friday - Saturday9:30 AM - 5 PM
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Description

America's Oldest Narrow Gauge Railroad

150 years ago the East Broad Top was among the earliest railroads in America to try a revolutionary new technology: narrow gauge. Today it is the oldest narrow-gauge railroad anywhere in the United States, and the last narrow gauge common carrier east of the Rocky Mountains. Nestled in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, the EBT stands as a monument to early railroading and our industrial heritage.

When the EBT suspended freight service in 1956, its crews simply went home, leaving a time capsule that the Smithsonian has described as one of the most intact 19th-century industrial sites in the country. Saved from scrapping by the Kovalchick family, the EBT was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1964.

Join us for scenic train rides, immersive guided tours, vintage trolley rides, special events and more!

Excursions take passengers on a scenic one-hour roundtrip through rolling hills, farms, and forests. Trains depart northbound from the historic Orbisonia Station along our narrow-gauge mainline, originally constructed in 1872. Take a true step back in time and enjoy a ride on America’s oldest operating narrow gauge railroad.

The story of a railroad extends beyond its locomotives and cars. It includes the buildings, facilities, machines, tools, and people that maintained it and kept it operational. Because the East Broad Top Railroad is narrow-gauge, it required its own facilities to maintain its equipment, and thanks to extensive restoration and preservation efforts, it all still remains intact today

The heart of any steam-powered railroad is the roundhouse. This is where locomotives were stored, prepared for their days’ work. Today, it is the hub of our locomotive restoration efforts, and still houses all six of our steam locomotives.

Services

Train Ride

scenic one-hour roundtrip through rolling hills, farms, and forests.

Streetcar Rides

Enjoy a nostalgic tour aboard an antique electric streetcar past historic industrial ruins and steep mountain narrows alongside the picturesque Blacklog Creek at the Rockhill Trolley Museum.

150th Anniversary Gift Shopping

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the building of the East Broad Top Railroad with new merchandise! Hats, t-shirts, water bottles, hoodies, and more are available. Check out the EBT 150 section of our website for all of our available products!

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Group Tours

Exhibitions
Tuesday, November 1 - Friday, December 30, 2022
Ring in the Holiday Retro-Style at the East Broad Top Railroad!
Historically, Christmas in Coal Country was a holiday in the most genuine sense of the word, as it was often one of the few days that mines were closed… allowing miners to pause and spend time with their families. We invite you to bundle up, gather your friends and family, and help us evoke that same sense of togetherness aboard a historic train and vintage trolley. Passengers will enjoy a one-hour diesel-powered train ride aboard a selection of heated cars. The train will depart from the historic Orbisonia Station and travel north, where you will encounter Santa along the way and he will give every child a special gift. Vintage Trolley Ride Each Christmas in Coal Country ticket automatically includes a 45-minute ride on a vintage trolley car through the Blacklog Narrows, which will be decked out in holiday lights. Passengers can take any trolley departure on the date of their trip, either before or after their train excursion. Additional Activities Trains and trolleys will unload at a hub of fun activities.
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