EBT Scheduled Excursions Return June 11

The East Board Top Railroad will begin scheduled operations on June 11.

The Pennsylvania historic narrow gauge railroad has been out of service since 2011 and is now owned by a nonprofit foundation.

The initial schedule shows one-hour diesel-powered trips on alternate three-day weekends in June and July.

Train departures from the Rockhill Furnace station will be at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on June 11-13, June 25-27, July 9-11, and July 23-25.

Tickets will cost $20 for adults, $18 for children age 11 and under. Passengers can also charter a caboose for $200 for a party of eight.

A series of special events have been scheduled through the end of the year.

Trains will be powered by No. M-7, a 1964 center-cab General Electric switching locomotive formerly owned by Algoma Steel.

Restoration work continues on two of the railroad’s  six Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-8-2 steam locomotives but no date has been set for their return to service.

One hour guided tours of the Rockhill Furnace shop complex will be available for $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Visitors will have the option of purchasing a ticket good for a ride on the EBT and a visit to the adjacent Rockhill Trolley Museum, an electric heritage railway that uses part of the EBT’s former Shade Gap Branch.

A visitor parking lot has been established on the north side of the Rockhill Furnace station.

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