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Date: 01/06/19 10:38
Hunting Narrow Gauge in the Woods of Central PA (EBT)
Author: Mgoldman

Shhhhhh..... be vehwy, vehwy quiet -

Way back in February of 2015 I headed out towards central Pennsylvania and ventured into the
woods in Mt Union hunting narrow guage critters and encountered quite a few species, some of
which may be extinct today:

"Narrow Guage Twacks"

Face to face in the woods with a narrow guage flat car

Narrow guage flat car grazing - turned out to be quite docile.

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Date: 01/06/19 10:45
Re: Hunting Narrow Gauge in the Woods of Central PA (EBT)
Author: Mgoldman

An elusive narrow guage tank car spotted in the woods...

Narrow guage lair - with a standard guage locomotive found inside hibernating!

EBT hopper cars - snuggling during a long hibernation.

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Date: 01/06/19 11:01
Re: Hunting Narrow Gauge in the Woods of Central PA (EBT)
Author: Mgoldman

The day prior saw blue skies - and critters out and about in the woods:

Narrow guage hopper cars as far as the eye  can see.
(Today, I beleive the open track is occupided by an invasive species,
primarily, modern day standard guage hoppers stored by Norfolk Southern)

Rows and rows of hopper cars - a substancial number of hoppers that
did not migrate to Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon or Alaska.

Narrow guage box car and hopper
(In a culling of the heard, back in 2013, sadly, several standard guage
box cars were found and erradicated)

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Date: 01/06/19 11:19
Re: Hunting Narrow Gauge in the Woods of Central PA (EBT)
Author: cozephyr

Thanks for locating the remaining herd-amazing so many cars still remain.



Date: 01/06/19 11:32
Re: Hunting Narrow Gauge in the Woods of Central PA (EBT)
Author: Mgoldman

Looking into the future - stuck in the past - an East Broad Top narrow guage
hopper sits atop a hill by a transload ramp - what an amazing place this must
have been... and remains today.  Honestly, in my opinion every bit as impres-
sive in its own unique way as the remnents of the EBT on the opposite end of
the line in Orbisonia.

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.

/Mitch

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Date: 01/06/19 11:49
Re: Hunting Narrow Gauge in the Woods of Central PA (EBT)
Author: refarkas

The past is present through your photos. Thank you.
Bob



Date: 01/06/19 19:45
Re: Hunting Narrow Gauge in the Woods of Central PA (EBT)
Author: MojaveBill

Great coupler shot!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 01/06/19 21:48
Re: Hunting Narrow Gauge in the Woods of Central PA (EBT)
Author: Odyssey

Thanks for sharing the history and scenery!

... and yes, the coupler image is fantastic!

Odyssey
Evergreen, CO



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