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My friend Bill Blomgren has been putting together a series of High Definition videos to promote the East Broad Top Railroad for the FEBT (Friends of the EBT). These videos are short segments of what will eventually be edited together into a made for television documentary on the EBT.

If you are an EBT fan, and like these videos please help promote them by joining Vimeo and then clicking on the Heart icon for each video (I Like). If we can get the scores up over 40, the videos will move up to be featured on Vimeo's HD Channel and get wider exposure. It's hoped that wider exposure will cause more people to discover and visit the EBT. We are just doing our small part to try and advertise the railroad as best we can with little or no funds.

EBT Crew Prepares 15 for Work

East Broad Top Running June 2008

EBT Shop Tour - Tom demos the Drill Press

M-1 Leaves the Turntable at the East Broad Top

East Broad Top Shop - Wheel Lathe Brought to Life

Note that these are HI-DEF videos. They require a broad-band connection and a reasonably fast computer. My P4 @ 3GHz at work does great, but my older P3 at home struggles top keep up. If you have the hardware you will be amazed at how great they look, even at full screen size :D

Thanks in advance for making the effort to join Vimeo and click the heart icon on these videos.

BTW -

The East Broad Top's annual Fall Spectacular is October 10, 11 and 12. New this year is a Friday schedule that includes a Photographer's Special coal train that stop in several remote areas of the line for photo run-bys. Also motor car M-3 and several speeders will make a rare run to Colgate Grove. Saturday and Sunday will feature many steam and diesel trains on the line, and speeder runs in the yards and the newly cleared track south of the coaling station. The 1920's vintage gas-electric M1 will make a run to Colgate Grove both Saturday and Sunday. The famous EBT Shops and Roundhouse will be open for tours Saturday and Sunday, as will the FEBT Museum in Robertsdale.

The Rockhill Trolley Museum next door will be running all operable equipment on the former Shade Gap branch of the EBT.

For more information....

Official East Broad Top RR website

Freinds of the East Broad Top RR website

Rockhill Trolley Museum website

Thanks for looking.

Jon
 

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How many steam engines do they have running these days? When we were there 5 years ago, it was just one.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it guys. Getting ready for my own open house on Sunday, October 12.

Lots and lots of good steam running in PA and MD the next few weeks. The B&O steam days, the Fall Spectacular, R&N's 425 Fall foliage trips, there's a lot going on out there. Wish I could do them all!!
 

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Still only one engine in steam. Currently #15 that went through a major re-build just over 2 years ago. #14 is stored operable, but it's FRA certification has expired. The remaining 3 in Rockhill Furnace (#12 16 & 17), and 1 in Mount Union need quite a bit of work and even larger piles of money to get them in steam again.

Unfortunately I will be missing the Fall Spectacular for the first time in 8 years. I'll be traveling to visit my dad that weekend.




Let's me if I can embed a video here....



M-1 Leaves the Turntable at the East Broad Top from Bill Blomgren on Vimeo.



To view in full size HD use the links in the first post.
 

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Great Videos. The visual quality was much superior to stuff I've seen on youtube, but the sound kept dropping out on me. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted By Terl on 10/02/2008 1:44 AM
Great Videos. The visual quality was much superior to stuff I've seen on youtube, but the sound kept dropping out on me. Thanks for sharing.

Terl

I have the same problem on my machine at home. The CPU/Memory combination is not quite up to the task. My faster P4 computer at work has no problems.

Jon
 
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