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Address: Orbisonia Station, Meadow Street crossing, Rockhill Furnace, PA

Last original narrow-gauge railroad operating east of the Mississippi...

Last original narrow-gauge railroad operating east of the Mississippi River. This attraction is temporarily closed.

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shame they went out of business

we would try and get there in fall for years, but they went out of business. one of the great steam rail roads in pa. hope they get funding start up again

Reviewed 14 September 2016
james f f
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

we would try and get there in fall for years, but they went out of business. one of the great steam rail roads in pa. hope they get funding start up again

Thank james f f
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The East Broad Top Railroad and Shops is likely the most ignored historical gem in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is in essence a 19th century narrow gauge railroad and industrial site that has been frozen in time. Very little has changed since its abandonment in 1956 and reopening as a heritage line in 1960. A non profit friends organization is... More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Went here since I didn't visit in 5 yes and learned it was closed. Terrible. Was able to walk around the shops which are need of repair. There was 5 Diesel engines, 2 steam engines and a trolley car in the round house. Also some box cars and a switcher in one shop. There are also 5 campers where someone... More 

Thank civilwarloco
London, England
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I had read about this attraction before my visit and conflicting reports were unclear about is availability, but my visit to the adjacent Rockhill Trolley answered the question. IT IS CLOSED but being maintained by volunteers in the hope of re-opening sometime in the future. You can see the Depot and Roundhouse from the outside but nothing more

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McVeytown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2012

Nice train ride although a little short. Nice little gift shop. Concession stand not too great. Very limited. Great place to vist for the first time.

Thank Randy M
Woodward, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Great historic site! Unfortunately, the hisorical society and RR owners could not work out terms...maybe it will open again in 2013???

1 Thank Mark B
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Planned to stop by again when I arrived in the area to attend other events. They were CLOSED! For years EBT has been a highlight of my trip whenever I was in the area.

1 Thank James M
Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

As a cautionary note to anyone planning travel to EBT country to see "live" steam trains, the steam railroad has announced it will not operate during the 2012 season. This quote from their website (www.ebtrr.com) indicates current plans: "To all our friends, fellow railroaders, and loyal patrons: It is with great remorse that the East Broad Top Railroad officially announces... More 

Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

At East Broadtop Railroad, you are able to ride on a narrow guage steampowered train. It is exciting. Also, there is a trolley museum and rides are available on restored trolleys. We were excited to ride on one from Johnstown, PA.

Thank Warren C
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2012

We took the trip over the mountain from Chambersburg last 4th of July weekend to see Thomas the Tank Engine at the East Broad Top. The whole experience was delightful: plenty of things for the kids to do, a lot of old narrow-gauge equipment for the railfan in the group and the delight of riding in an open air behind... More 

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