About the Railroad

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. And its shops, parts of which date to the 1880s, are among the best-preserved examples in the U.S. of a late-19th-century/early-20th-century industrial complex — in this case, powered by an overhead belt system driven by a stationary steam engine.

The railroad is currently owned by the EBT Foundation. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization oversees the daily operation of the railroad and ensures its continued preservation.



The East Broad Top Railroad is not currently hiring for any open positions. Those who wish to assist in the restoration effort are asked to join the Friends of the East Broad Top, and contribute to monthly work sessions. 

The East Broad Top Railroad provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


421 Meadow Street
Rockhill Furnace, PA 17249
(814) 447-3285


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