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

Christmas in Coal Country
Guided tours

Guided Tours

Concluded for the 2023 Season

Trolley Rides

See RockhillTrolley.org for Winter 2023 Operating Schedule

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.

October 6-8

FEBT Fall Reunion

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

PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Join Charlie Brown and Snoopy on a ride to the Sincere Pumpkin Patch!

Christmas In Coal Country

Pennsylvania's Homegrown Holiday Train
September 22-24

Ragtime in Rockhill

Enjoy a weekend of concerts, silent movies with live music, dinner trains, and dancing with Grammy Award Winning Musicians!
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!
July 8th

First Responders Day

Help the EBT say thank you to our local emergency services!

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


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. 
Lots of fun and learning for the whole family
Denise Kreiger
Denise Kreiger
July 18, 2023
Me and my wife had so much fun here. If you're a train enthusiast or just want to go for a ride on a steam locomotive train. This is the place. We also took a tour of the round house and machine shop, It was worth it! Also don't forget to take the ride on the trolley The trolley museum is right next door.
Shawn Sealer
Shawn Sealer
July 17, 2023
Whole family enjoyed the ride.
Ryan Harris
Ryan Harris
July 16, 2023
I was visiting out in PA from Kansas and looking for steam railroads to ride on. I had seen a bit about the East Broad Top on YouTube and it looked really interesting. The locomotive is beautifully restored. The station is beautiful as well. I would have loved to go on a shop tour as that all looked really interesting as well but, unfortunately, I didn't realize they did that until it was too late. The ride is a bit short but it was interesting as it was the first time I have ever ridden a Wye, where they turn the train around. The pricing was fine, not expensive at all and the ride was enjoyable and the scenery was nice. I would definitely like to visit again and go on a tour. They also have a vintage trolley ride available which looked nice as well. I definitely would recommend this place for anyone who likes steam trains and their history. I took my brothers with me who were not as much into trains and they found it interesting and enjoyable as well.
Shelly Gunderson
Shelly Gunderson
July 13, 2023
A beautiful and lovingly restored narrow guage railway in the heart of Pennsylvania's Appalachian Mountains. The people here truly care about their craft and do an excellent job maintaining a piece of America's industrial heritage. A full day can easily be spent here riding the train, touring the facilities, and exploring the surrounding area, already rich in railroading history.
Josh Ruth
Josh Ruth
July 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!