The East Broad Top Railroad is the oldest narrow gauge line still in operation in the US and the last original narrow gauge railroad in existence east of the Mississippi River. Most of the original track remains intact, though only a short section is now used for excursions. Historic artifacts lined the route as if caught in a time warp. Our tour of the railroad found abandoned freight cars, deserted yards, stations, tunnels, water tanks, and bridges along the old right-of-way. Journey with Pentrex to the mountains of southern Pennsylvania to learn about the East Broad Top’s rich heritage.
Then take to the rails to see the line as an excursion operation. Experience the thrill of riding in the cab of a Mikado-type locomotive and witness the spectacular beauty of steam engines running on clear, cold, October days. A special railfan weekend has the East Broad Top running all available equipment, including double-headed steam trains, freights, and the EBT’s M-1 motorcar. See for yourself why the East Broad Top is one of railroading’s national treasures!