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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Other Narrow Gauge => Topic started by: Graham Buxton on May 06, 2021, 02:09:07 PM

Title: East Broad Top Railroad gets $100K grant for Colgate Picnic Grove rebuild
Post by: Graham Buxton on May 06, 2021, 02:09:07 PM
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Rockhill Furnace, PA – The prestigious Allegheny Foundation, of Pittsburgh, has made a grant of $100,000 to support the East Broad Top Railroad’s rehabilitation of the Colgate Picnic Grove, the turnaround point for the EBT’s steam-powered trains since 1961.

Full press release article here:
https://eastbroadtop.com/allegheny-foundation-grant-aids-ebts-return-to-picnic-grove/ (https://eastbroadtop.com/allegheny-foundation-grant-aids-ebts-return-to-picnic-grove/)

I have explored some of the EBT, but have only driven past the Grove on the highway. So seeing the picnic shelters in this [presumably current] Grove photo in the press release is a bit of a surprise, given the dense tree cover showing on Google Maps aerial view:

(https://i.postimg.cc/zJy0gzk2/IMG-2244-1536x1024.jpg)



Title: Re: East Broad Top Railroad gets $100K grant for Colgate Picnic Grove rebuild
Post by: Wayne Laepple on May 06, 2021, 05:05:58 PM
Noticing all the recently cut trees, I wonder if the EBT has a Fred who will convert it all into fire-up wood? A side note: there is (or was) a larger pavilion at Colgate Grove, large enough for a dozen or so picnic tables.
Title: Re: East Broad Top Railroad gets $100K grant for Colgate Picnic Grove rebuild
Post by: Mike Fox on May 07, 2021, 08:25:29 PM
Wow. Congratulations to them. That amount should go a long way to making that area pristine..