Friends of the East Broad Top
The Friends of the East Broad Top is an organization of supporters and enthusiasts who believe the East Broad Top Railroad is a historic treasure of national significance. The organization is committed to the preservation and restoration of the East Broad Top.
Learn more about the Friends of the East Broad Top at their Official Website
While volunteering means many different things to Friends members, some of the highlights of joining the friends include...
- A welcoming organization that serves as a great starting point for anyone looking to get started in rail preservation or be connected to industrial history.
- Hands-on experience with tools for learning invaluable construction and DIY techniques.
- The feeling of satisfaction knowing that you are helping to preserve a beloved piece of American history.
Supporting the Friends of the East Broad Top
FEBT supports its mission through actions ranging from advocacy to events, from hands-on restoration to historical research. Over two dozen structures on the EBT have been restored, stabilized or fully restored by FEBT volunteers.
A museum about the EBT is maintained by the group in two historic EBT structures in Robertsdale, the heart of the former coal mining operations. FEBT holds a large collection of historical EBT artifacts and photographs, and it publishes an award-winning magazine, the Timber Transfer, dedicated to the East Broad Top.
The organization also holds events in the EBT area. And the group operates the FEBT Company Store, which sells a wide array of EBT related merchandise. FEBT supports modeling of the East Broad Top through sales of EBT-specific modeling materials and research materials, and through numerous Timber Transfer articles.
Become a Friend Today!
The FEBT needs your help to continue their mission of preserving and restoring the East Broad Top Railroad, a priceless historic resource located in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, and a U. S. National Historic Landmark.
If you are interested in the future of this very historic site, FEBT is the place to be.