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East Broad Top Narrow Gauge Railroad (Awesome Echos!!!)


We take a tip to the East Broad Top Narrow Gauge railroad in orbisonia PA. The EBT it the oldest and one of a few operating narrow gauge railroads east of the Mississippi River. The engine that pulls the days train is 2-8-2 #15. Built by the Baldwin locomotive works of Philadelphia Pennsylvania in February 1914. She has an operating boiler pressure pf 180 LBS. The railroad was chartered April 16, 1856 to mine and transport coal from the rich fields of Broad Top Mountain. The railroad did become a reality until the Rockhill Iron & Coal Company was incorporated. In 1919, the EBT was purchased by Madeira Hill & Company. At Mt. Union, MHC established a coal cleaning plant and a “timber transfer.” Originally, the timber transfer was used to transfer wood from narrow to standard gauge cars from the McKelvey Brothers Logging Company. When the McKelvey Brothers went out of business in 1933, the timber transfer was used to change the trucks under standard gauge cars to move on the EBT rails until abandonment. Right after closing in 1956, the Kovalchick Salvage Company of Indiana, PA, a large railroad scrapper, bought the railroad and all its assets. In 1960, passenger service was restored to celebrate the bicentennials of Orbisonia and Rockhill. The EBT was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and remains the most comlete and authentic narrow gauge site in America and the last original narrow gauge east of the Rockies. In 2009 the nonprofit EBT Preservation Association

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Santa Fe 3751 east through Fullerton 5/08


Santa Fe 3751 waits for a freight before continuing through Fullerton to be wyed for display at Railroad Days

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East Broad Top Railroad: Fall Spectacular 2010


On this beautiful October fall foliage-filled day, the East Broad Top Railroad holds its annual Fall Spectacular. The video starts out with 15 switching for the m-7’s train, running through the yard, pulling into the station and out on the main. We will then follow 15 and take you through the beautiful Pennsylvania mountains that’s bursting with color! The first train is 15 with a freight special and the second train is 15 with a long passenger/freight mixed train (15 is really working on this train!). Enjoy the views of the venturous steam locomotive, 15, and relax to the sound of smoke chuffs, rod clanks, and one loud whistle!

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Southern Steam – The Kent & East Sussex Railway at Bodiam circa 1930


Incredible and rare film of the independent Kent & East Sussex Railway shot in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Delightful scenes of rustic days gone by. The locomotive departing with a typically motley train of four and six wheel coaches is “Hesperus” about which a great deal has been written here; www.hfstephens-museum.org.uk

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East Lancs Railway British Railways Steam Event 2010


The First Steam Gala for the decade at the East Lancashire Railway was held on the 23rd and 24th January 2010. Locomotives in service were LMS Black 5 Number 44871 , 61994 The Great Marquess , Jinty 47324 and the KWVR’s WD 90733. Another excellent event presented by The East Lancashire Railway. www.mollsmyre.co.uk

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3985 Prepares for departure east from Cheyenne 22may04


Just a little view of the steam shop area in Cheyenne as the worlds largest operating (sometimes) steam locomotive in the world prepares for an eastbound departure May 22, 2004

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Martin Flanagan: US fighting back despite markets’ fears over Japan and Middle East

Martin Flanagan: US fighting back despite markets’ fears over Japan and Middle East
THE humanitarian and nuclear calamity in Japan and the spectre of its global economic implications, plus the ongoing violence in north Africa and the Middle East, have deeply

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An electric train is traveling west at 50 MPH, the wind is blowing East @ 50 mph. What way is the steam blowin

A blue electric train is traveling west at 50 MPH to Los Angles, the wind is blowing East at 50 mph. Which way is the steam blowing?
FIRST WINNER GETS 10 POINTS!!!

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