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Wayne Laepple

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East Broad Top Feb. 20
« on: February 20, 2021, 10:28:01 PM »
On February 20, the East Broad Top Railroad operated a reprise of the original Winter Spectacular, which took place on Feb. 26, 1966. That first event featured gas-electric car M-1, a combine and caboose. It was such a success that in 1967, it was repeated with steam power in addition to the M-1, and the Spectaculars continued until 1981.

This year, in addition to M-1, motorcar M-3 was providing short tours around the EBT yard. Here is passes GE diesel M-7 and a caboose, standing by in case M-1 had any problems.

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Re: East Broad Top Feb. 20
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 07:57:30 PM »
Next year with steam!

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Re: East Broad Top Feb. 20
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 03:54:47 PM »
I just became a member of the Friends of the East Broadtop Railroad. They publish a quarterly magazine and an email newsletter. The EBT Foundation is encouraging people to join the Friends. They are a very historic narrow gauge railroad!

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Re: East Broad Top Feb. 20
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 08:23:12 PM »
I too became a member after the announcement.  I recommend all WW&F members to join FEBT as well.  Their communications over the last several months have been fabulous, and their collaboration with the EBT Foundation has already produced remarkable results.

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Re: East Broad Top Feb. 20
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 09:04:20 PM »
I have been a life member of FEBT for many years. Back in the days, a FEBT group (including Lee Rainey)  used to come up and help with our work weekends. Many are members of the WW&F also. Good group - and I know the backers of the railroad - this renaissance should become quite a success story.
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Re: East Broad Top Feb. 20
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 10:13:53 PM »
I became a member when the change of ownership took place.  They have a great newsletter.  If you haven't been able to tour the round house, or more impressive, the machine shop, try and make a trip there.
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Re: East Broad Top Feb. 20
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 08:06:43 AM »
I'm looking forward to the return of multiple steam locomotives to service at the EBT.

One of my most memorable trips involved the EBT.  In 2000, John M, Bob C and I traveled to Colorado and took in (almost) all the narrow gauges.  On the way back we stopped in Pennsylvania and took in one day of the Fall Spectacular.  During it, I was standing at the crossing by the Orbisonia station and two trains crossed at once, both blowing for the crossing at the same time. It was a steam nirvana.  It's the only place out of all the places we went that trip that I encountered that.