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

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

Train Rides

Closed for the winter! See you in May!
Guided tours

Guided Tours

Closed for the Winter! See you in May!
Trolley

Trolley Rides

Closed for the winter! See you in May!

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.

April 2024

Easter on the Rails

Enjoy a scenic train excursion, an easter egg hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny!
May 2024

EBT Goes to War

Immerse yourself in America's war history through Living History timeline of recreated encampments and storytelling!
September 2024

Ragtime in Rockhill

Enjoy a weekend of concerts, silent movies with live music, dinner trains, and dancing with Grammy Award Winning Musicians!
October 2024

FEBT Fall Reunion

Celebrate the Friends of the EBT with rides, tours and more!
October 2024

PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Join Charlie Brown and Snoopy on a ride to the Sincere Pumpkin Patch!
November/December 2024

Christmas In Coal Country

Ride the rails from a cozy warm coach to meet Santa aboard Pennsylvania's homegrown holiday train!

Online Store

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

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. 
We did the Santa/Christmas excursion. It was an amazing experience. Everyone got cookies and hot chocolate. The kids got a souvenir from Santa. The train was one of the nicest we have been on.
Angela Taylor
Angela Taylor
January 9, 2024
I have ridden the train several times. This past experience was during their Christmas train. It was such a magical time from start to finish.They have small warm fires around the property. Each car was decorated beautifully for the season. The staff, who are extremely friendly and informative, came through offering hot cocoa and cookies. The train travels out the “The Grove ”, where Santa gets on the train. He comes through the cars talking to each passenger and passing out a small gift to the children. The whole trip is about an hour. It was a fantastic time!
Kristian Bucknor
Kristian Bucknor
December 24, 2023
What a great experience for grand children who have never experienced a train ride more especially a steam locomotive
Greg Latchford
Greg Latchford
December 21, 2023
It was wonderful!!❤❤
Dorothy Dale
Dorothy Dale
December 17, 2023
Anybody who loves trains have to take atleast one ride. Nice to experience what it was like back in the days. Make sure you get out there and support the EBT.
Jim Corbin
Jim Corbin
December 11, 2023

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!