Much as the Cumbres and Toltec and Nevada Northern railroads provide a "time machine" experience to the visitor, so too did the East Broad Top in Pennsylvania. Here, narrow gauge 2-8-2 #14 relaxes in the yards at Orbisonia PA while sister #15 gets her freight underway in the background. There is little in this photo to tell the date, from the locomotives, to the freight car relics in the center (most scrap candidates never to turn a wheel again), to the big shop buildings with their vintage machinery inside.
The EBT is currently moribund and has been for years. But the equipment, buildings and right of way remain intact, if the financial formula can be found for another revival.
East Broad TopFuture TPOTD