Ragtime in Rockhill

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Enjoy the sweet sounds of ragtime music at America's oldest operating narrow gauge railroad.

The East Broad Top Railroad is once again partnering with the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime and American Music Festival to bring the sweet sounds of jazz and ragtime to Rockhill Furnace! From enjoying live performances onboard our trains and on the platform, to a dinner train and concert experience at Colgate Grove… there is a musical experience for everyone!” Where else in the country can you enjoy performances from Grammy award-winning ragtime musicians while experiencing such rich industrial history? 

Learn more about the festival here.

Free Activities

In conjunction with our regular train departures, festival musicians will entertain the public on a rotating schedule throughout the morning and afternoon on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. While a train ride and/or guided tour is encouraged, a ticket is not required to enjoy the music… so bring a chair and come on down to the Orbisonia Station to enjoy the sweet sounds of ragtime in the shadow of America’s oldest operating narrow gauge railroad. 

Ticketed Activities

Train Ride with Strolling Musicians!

New for 2023! Hop aboard a one-hour, nine-mile roundtrip through rolling hills, farms, and forests, while live musicians entertain you! Select festival musicians will stroll the train bringing back the life the sounds of a century ago. Our steam-powered trains depart northbound from the historic Orbisonia Station along our narrow-gauge mainline, constructed in 1872. Take a true step back in time and enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical experience on America’s oldest operating narrow gauge railroad. Offered on the 11:00 AM departure only each day.

Join us for an evening of movies under the stars at the East Broad Top Railroad’s Orbisonia Station! A trio of tantalizing silent comedy shorts from the 1910s and ‘20s will be screened, with live musical accompaniment by musicians of the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & American Music Festival! Bring a chair and a blanket for this evening of movie and musical fun! Grab a bag of popcorn and a hot drink, sit back, and enjoy the show! 

Hop aboard a 2.5 hour round trip excursion on the East Broad Top Railroad, America’s oldest operating narrow gauge railroad! Once you reach Colgate Grove, step into our newly-constructed picnic pavilions, sit down to a catered dinner, and enjoy the syncopated stylings of the Grammy-award winning performers of the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & American Music Festival! Bring your dancing shoes and strut your stuff on the dance floor, tap your feet to the music of America’s past, and enjoy our second Broad Top Ball!  Attendees are encouraged to be in vintage dress for this event. Attendees will then ride back to the Orbisonia Station.

Dinner Options Are Your Choice of Either:
  • Pasta (Spaghetti) with choice of Marinara or Alfredo Sauce, Optional Meatballs, Dinner Salad, and Bread
  • Baked Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Dinner Salad & Bread.
All Meals come with your choice of Lemonade, Sweet Tea, or Water.

Schedule for the Dinner Train
  • Train Departs Rockhill Furnace: 5:00pm
  • Train Arrives Colgate Grove: 5:30pm
  • Dinner & Performances: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Train Departs Colgate Grove: 7:00pm
  • Train Arrives Rockhill Furnace: 7:30pm

Dinner Train

Train Rides

Guided Tours

Vintage Trolley Rides

Groups of 20 or More: Please contact our station at (814) 447-3285 or info@eastbroadtop.com to book your reservation!

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