EBT Begins to Restore Southern Half of its Route

Pennsylvania-based tourist railroad East Broad Top has begun restoring its southern mainline.

Trains magazine reported on its website that the line, which has been out of service for about 70 years, is being rebuilt with workers from the EBT Foundation, volunteers from the Friends of the East Broad Top, and workers employed by contractor G&H Anderson Excavating.

Plans are to remove brush and trees, replace damaged culverts and install new ties along with other track work. The existing 85-pound rail was described as being in good condition.

The first phase of the restoration project will involve a nearly 8-mile stretch between Rockhill Furnace and Saltillo.

Eventually, EBT wants to reopen the route for another 12 miles to Robertsdale and Woodvale.

The southern end of the EBT contains some of the best scenery along the 33-mile narrow gauge railroad.

The report can be read at https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/east-broad-top-begins-restoring-main-line-south/

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