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                
Autumn.
The doors of the roundhouse are rolled up revealing #12 (“Millie”) and
the venerable M-1 Gas Electric, the EBT’s own Doodlebug.
#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
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