Author Topic: East Broad Top receives $1.4 million state grant  (Read 1299 times)

Jeremy Jordan

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Benjamin Richards

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Re: East Broad Top receives $1.4 million state grant
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 05:19:30 PM »
Here's a working link. The forum software does not recognize "dollar sign" as a legitimate URL character.

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2020/12/30-east-broad-top-receives-$14-million-state-grant

Roger Cole

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Re: East Broad Top receives $1.4 million state grant
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2021, 03:33:47 PM »
Here's a link to an interesting article from 2002 when it seemed like the EBT was all but finished.

https://old.post-gazette.com/localnews/20020630ebt4.asp

Benjamin Richards

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Re: East Broad Top receives $1.4 million state grant
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2021, 11:36:30 PM »
It is interesting how these kinds of things appear so very fragile, but at the same time have such a tenacity for survival.

It's like that old joke about <insert derelict building here>: "That building's so rickety, it's only still standing out of habit."

Vincent "Lightning" LeRow

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Re: East Broad Top receives $1.4 million state grant
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 09:54:04 PM »
one should never underestimate the durability of habit or spite...
A spike saved is a spike earned.

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Re: East Broad Top receives $1.4 million state grant
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2021, 05:49:47 PM »
I just send a membership to the friends of the East Broadtop Railroad. They have been mentioned by the new foundation as the place to send donations. Their museum is now open for the summer season. and they have work weekends just like the WW&F does.

I am amazed by their 1870s stationary steam engine. It has now been running on compressed air and used to power the machine shop. They are repairing cars in there with a punch and drill press; all belt driven of course. There are now quite a few videos over on You Tube.

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Re: East Broad Top receives $1.4 million state grant
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2021, 07:18:30 PM »
Anyone wanting to connect with EBT as a member or potential member should contact Pete Clarke, the membership guy, at febt@aol.com.  He is a joy to work with if you want to get involved.

Bob