The East Broad Top Railroad

421 Meadow Street Rockhill Furnace, PA 17249

Experience America's Industrial Past in the Heart of Central Pennsylvania

Voted #3 Best Scenic Train Ride by USA Today

Locomotive 16 train at Orbisonia Station getting ready for the first ride

Train Rides

May 3rd - October 27th: Fri. - Sun.
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Wed. - Sun.
11am • 1pm • 3pm
Guided tours

Guided Tours

May 3rd - October 27th: Fri. - Sun.
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Wed. - Sun.
11am • 1pm • 3pm
Trolley

Trolley Rides

May 3rd - October 27th: Fri. - Sun.
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Wed. - Sun.
11am - 4pm

The East Broad Top is many things — a delightful family destination, a National Historic Landmark, a great volunteer opportunity, an unparalleled preservation undertaking, and more. The railroad, which was built beginning in 1872, is the only surviving three-foot gauge common carrier railroad east of the Rocky Mountains. Now, we are proud to offer visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience America’s industrial past. 

After many years of inactivity, the East Broad Top has been purchased by a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. With strong backing from prominent rail-industry leaders, the EBT Foundation will work with the volunteers of the Friends of the East Broad Top and the Rockhill Trolley Museum to return our Baldwin-built steam locomotives to operating condition and to continue stabilizing the railroad’s historic buildings. The Foundation is especially grateful to the Kovalchick family for having preserved this National Historic Landmark since 1956, and to the employees, volunteers, and fans whose enthusiasm makes this monumental undertaking worthwhile.

Online Store

 Browse our wide collection of East Broad Top apparel, hats, toys, and memorabilia!

Contract Services

Our professional crews have decades of experience in the industry, and they are ready to assist you and your organization in achieving your preservation goals.

The Only Original Narrow Gauge Railroad East of the Rocky Mountains!

Your visit helps us preserve one of Pennsylvania’s most important industrial heritage sites.

150 years ago the East Broad Top was among the earliest railroads in America to try a revolutionary new technology: narrow gauge. Today it is the oldest narrow-gauge railroad anywhere in the United States, and the last narrow gauge common carrier east of the Rocky Mountains. Nestled in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, the EBT stands as a monument to early railroading and our industrial heritage. 

When the EBT suspended freight service in 1956, its crews simply went home, leaving a time capsule that the Smithsonian has described as one of the most intact 19th-century industrial sites in the country. Saved from scrapping by the Kovalchick family, the EBT was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1964. 

Historical Background train rides

Guided
Tours

Experience an immersive guided tour of our remarkably intact 20th Century shop complex.

Railroad History

Learn more about the EBT’s 150 years of railroad and industrial history.
 

Equipment Roster

Explore the railroad’s unique roster of steam locomotives, gas motors, and rolling stock.

The EBT Foundation

Get to know the people and the vision behind the revitalization of the East Broad Top Railroad. 
Great place to visit. Take the train ride, and do the shop tour. So much great history!
Mark Bittinger
Mark Bittinger
May 19, 2024
Went with the elementary schools & it was such a fun experience.
Abbie Snyder
Abbie Snyder
May 19, 2024
If you are a history buff, a railroad history buff, a rail fan, a rail enthusiast or just love the East Broad Top Railroad, this living museum is your first stop that will soon become a lifetime memory. I took the shop tour this morning and it was so crazy to see 100+ year old equipment, tools, wooden molds, castings and machinery that was left just as it was in the mid 1950’s! To walk into and amongst real history is a rare moment, and the shop tour at the East Broad Top Railroad will be a moment you’ll really remember! Yes, it was that exceptional!
Don Goss
Don Goss
May 18, 2024
A wonderful historical site with well preserved machines and rolling stock equipment
Dave Mangold
Dave Mangold
May 18, 2024
so worth the journey!
Robert Reppe
Robert Reppe
May 12, 2024
We had a great trip
Donald Faris
Donald Faris
May 11, 2024
Love them old steam engines!
Allen Shirk
Allen Shirk
April 18, 2024
Went for Easter on the Rails. We enjoyed the ride, just be warned if you have an uneven number of people in your party someone is sitting with someone else. That wasn't a big deal for us, my daughter sat on laps. Collecting as many eggs as the bucket holds and turning them in for a bag of candy was a great idea; though the candy that was given was all hard candy that small children can't safely eat. We also tried to get a picture with the bunny after the egg hunt but were told they weren't doing that anymore because it was time to get back on the train; we got back on and saw other families still taking pictures outside. So we got no pictures with the bunny.
Lynsay Kinzer
Lynsay Kinzer
March 30, 2024
Had a wonderful time employees were great. My grand daughter loved seeing the Easter bunny. The only negative thing I can say is the candy they handed out should be age appropriate. My grand daughter is 2 and we do not allow her to est hard candy. Hence the 4 star rating. Great place fun times.
Sean Gipe
Sean Gipe
March 30, 2024

Become a Friend!

The best way to support our restoration effort is to become a member of the Friends of the East Broad Top, or contribute to their annual fundraising campaign!