EAST BROAD TOP RAILROAD FALL SPECTACULAR
|There are many ways that railroads promote their image with the public. Some of them maintain vintage steam and diesel
locomotives and lately have come up with heritage paint schemes for modern locomotives. The Penn Western Railroad
decided on a unique approach. They purchased the historic East Broad Top narrow gauge railroad and set about restoring
parts of it for the purpose of running various fan excursions over restored trackage. They also rebuilt many of the landmark
structures as well. The result is a national treasure depicting the era in which the original EBT functioned.
The PWRR also resurrected a wonderful tradition that the tourist version of the EBT ran every October for many years: The
Fall Spectacular. This article will cover that most recent Fall Spectacular from beginning to end. The Fall Spectaculars are
usually held just before the leaves have begun to turn, but the air is crisp and cool giving the feel of an approaching
|#12 is brought out to the turntable.
|An early morning rain may have left some slippery track, so #12 takes on some sand as a precaution.
|Now #12 heads for the water column.
|The old column still works well.
|Next a supply of coal is obtained for the day’s action.
|#12 moves on to the coaling station.
| TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 1 - Getting Ready for a "Spectacular" Day
Page 2 - Fan Trip to Mt. Union
Page 3 - Fan Trip to Robertsdale
Page 4 - An M-1 Fan Trip to Mt. Union
Page 5 - A special freight train for the railbuffs
|GETTING READY FOR A SPECTACULAR DAY