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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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Expo Narrow Gauge 2010


A selection of layouts at the Greenwich and District Narrow Gauge Railway Society’s exhibition in Swanley on 30th October 2010. Includes: NG Sand & Gravel, Gweek North Quay, Ardez, Koonunga Junction, Avalon Brickworks, Twin Falls Logging & Mining Railroad, Uivernest, Rae Bridge, Picture This, Fen End Pit, Cwmfelinfach, Belgian Country Tramway, Rhyd Ddu. Many thanks to the organisers and exhibitors.

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White Pass Yukon Narrow Gauge Railway


A trip from White Pass down to Skagway on the White Pass and Yukon narrowgauge railway line.

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Narrow Gauge In The Garden – Cwmcoediog


Ian Stock visits Lawrie Wright – who’s line is built on the side of steep hill – and we discover the joys of running at night.

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(HD) Brecon Mountain Railway Narrow Gauge – 02/08/2011


Some footage of our day out to the narrow gauge Brecon Mountain Railway whilst on our 2 week break to Wales. US built 4-6-2 No.2 was in charge. (For megatwingo – link to the map:-) maps.google.co.uk

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Dragon Tracks: Welsh Narrow and Standard Gauge Steam Railway


A look back at some of the great little trains of Wales, filmed by yours truly while taking part in Wales Week with the chaps from SiF.

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Maine Narrow Gauge: Steam Along Casco Bay


(As always, please view in HIGH QUALITY.) On a damp November day, the volunteers at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum fire up ex-Monson RR 0-4-4T #4 for a trip down the waterfront in Portland, ME. Includes cab ride footage. Thanks again Mike!

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Dobrinishte Septemvri narrow train & steam 01.23 at Lakatnik


Pictures from narrow gauge train, Dobrinishte Septemvri and steam locomotive BDZ 01.23 at Lakatnik

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