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Date: 06/09/24 15:44
East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: GPutz

Rockhill, Pennsylvania
1. & 2. The n/b EBT Train 1 (11:00 departure) led by GE 55T M-7, built in 1964 for Algoma Steel, Sault Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada, as a 50T, Algoma Steel added 5 tons, to EBT in 1993, was tied down at the station when I arrive at 09:50.
3. The stub switches that were in frequent use have been replaced.  This one that is seldom used has been refurbished and remains as an exhibit.

Gerry








Date: 06/09/24 15:46
Re: East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: Lackawanna484

How was the passenger count?

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Date: 06/09/24 15:47
Re: East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: GPutz

Rockhill, Pennsylvania
4.
5. Many of these buildings have been renovated by the Friends of the EBT.

Gerry






Date: 06/09/24 15:49
Re: East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: GPutz

Colgate Grove, Pennsylvania
6. Train 1 turns on the wye.
Rockhill, Pennsylvania
7. The head brakeman throws the switch to the wye.
8. Rockhill Trolley Museu, Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) PCC car #2743 was built by St. Louis Car in 1947.  My aunt Gertie lived on Germantown Avenue.  I may have ridden in this car to visit her in the ‘40s and ‘50s.  My late brother was a motorman in the early ‘70s.  He may have driven it.

Gerry








Date: 06/09/24 15:51
Re: East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: GPutz

Rockhill, Pennsylvania
9. Johnstown Transportation Company (JTC) #355 was built by St. Louis Car in 1925.
10. The dump shed above the coal dock has been rebuilt.
11. Plymouth diesel-mechanical M-4, built in 1947 appears to be leading a track gang volunteer train.

Gerry








Date: 06/09/24 15:53
Re: East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: GPutz

Runk Road, Pennsylvania
12. Train 2, the 13:00 departure, rolls down the hill at 13:13,
13. climbs up at 13:28, and
Rockhill, Pennsylvania
14. is almost back home at 13:38.
 
References:
That site that archives railroad pictures
https://www.thedieselshop.us/
https://eastbroadtop.com/
https://rockhilltrolley.org/
 
Gerry








Date: 06/09/24 15:55
Re: East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: GPutz

Unfortunately, it was very low.  Gerry
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Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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How was the passenger count?



Date: 06/09/24 17:03
Re: East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: Gonut1

There was/is a 3 way stub switch west of the car shops 12/26/2022.

Gonut




Date: 06/09/24 17:21
Re: East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: Lackawanna484

Thanks for the pictures and info

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Date: 06/09/24 18:59
Re: East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: refarkas

Excellent set - Thank you.
Bob



Date: 06/12/24 12:15
Re: East Broad Top, 6/8/24
Author: birdman

Stub switch still in place June 2, 2023.




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