Gas Motorcars

No. M-1

Built 1927

EBT Rockhill Furnace Shops

In 1926, EBT shop employees began assembly of a motorcar kit supplied by J. G. Brill and Westinghouse. Construction and testing was finished in 1927. Today, M-1 is a one-of-a-kind piece of railroad equipment. Nowhere else can you ride an original 3 foot gauge gas-electric motorcar on its original right-of-way with all original components. M-1 has never been restored but has had great care over the years and thus retains its historic charm.

Engine Specs: Brill, 6 cylinder, 1980 cubic inch displacement, aluminum block, 400 to 1100 rpm.

No. M-3

Built 1924

EBT Rockhill Furnace Shops

M-3 is probably the most unique piece of equipment on our railroad. It was built from scratch in the EBT shops originally with a Maxwell engine, transmission, and rear end. In 1928, it was rebuilt with a Nash drive train and numbered “M-3.” M-3 was not converted from a car as some sources have stated, as the frame is home-built. The Friends of the East Broad Top finished an extensive restoration on this car during the summer of 2006.