The night hostler is about to put EBT Mikado 15 to bed for the night after a day of hauling coal loads from the mines South of Robertsdale to the EBT Yard at Mt. Union.
A visit to Orbisonia and the East Broad Top was rewarded with EBT 2-8-2 No. 12 under steam and running short excursions on the old mainline.
The coal chute at Orbisonia waits for a tender to fill.
Two crew members line up #15 on EBT's "Armstrong" turntable before wrapping up a hard day's work.
It's just before 9 AM on a Fall day in October and the crew has a full load headed out of the yard at Obisonia en route to Mount Union, PA. EBT #17 and #18 sit idle under steam (actually smoke st... (more)
EBT #15 charges south towards Robertsdale, PA with a load of empty hoppers ready to be filled. They will be returned by days end to be interchanged at Mount Union with the Pennsylvania Railroad. ... (more)
EBT #15 passes by the sand house in the yards at Orbisonia, having just topped off in preparation for day's work along the grade. As it was then, it is now - times are tough at the railroad as it... (more)
A crew brings their load from Mt Union to the town of Orbisonia, pausing ever so slightly before making their way across a grade crossing just ahead of the EBT yard.
There was a reason they called it the Fall Spectacular! This needs to be saved!
East Broad Top M-6 quietly sits in the roundhouse waiting for the next days work.
Colorful East Broad Top. The change of seasons is readily apparent in the hills above EBT's Orbisonia Yard as a mixed freight charges the brakes for an early morning departure to Mt. Union.
Rustic East Broad Top. EBT Locomotive 15 pauses at the sand house in the Orbisonia Yard, while her crew fills the domes in preparation for a freight drag up to Mt. Union.
Much of the in... (more)
Foggy East Broad Top. EBT Mikado #15 and her passenger extra stand by for an early morning departure from the Orbisonia Station during the line's last Fall Spectacular in 2011. On the sid... (more)
Gloomy East Broad Top. An lonely, almost ghostly EBT Mikado reverses through the morning mist toward the south switch, in preparation for a run to Mt. Union. I could wax poetic about the h... (more)
East Broad Top after dark. After coaling and watering their locomotive, an EBT Engine Crew waits for switches to be lined for their last move of the day; the move to the roundhouse. Their... (more)