The East Broad Top Railroad is the oldest 3 foot (“narrow”) gauge railroad in the US and was only one east of the Mississippi still operating, until 2011, when regularly-scheduled tourist excursion operations were suspended indefinitely.
However, it remains a truly a unique piece of Americana. The original shops where cars were built and serviced still stand, and the Friends of the East Broad Top (FEBT) non-profit organization actively and enthusiastically continues projects to protect and preserve EBT assets.
The Rockhill Trolley Museum is a separate entity from the East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Company (EBT) and FEBT. We do lease our property from EBT, and while the EBT RR is a registered national historic landmark and the Rockhill Trolley Museum is not, many of our trolleys are older than the East Broad Top’s steam engines.
Should the EBT restart summer tourist excursions, please note that we have not historically cross-honored each others’ tickets. We have, however, attempted to coordinate ride scheduling, so visitors may conveniently experience both organizations’ rides and exhibits.