Images & historical narrative about Pennsylvania's last narrow gauge steam railroad to operate on its original line.
Home-built Locomotives for the Cumberland & Pennsylvania RR
An Essay by Patrick Stakem
The 501.c.3 non-profit historical society dedicated to preserving and restoring the East Broad Top Railroad National Historic Landmark.
History, Maps, and Photos of the East Broad Top Railroad's Parent Company
In the mid-1990's I created a webpage with this title hosted by Comcast. A few years ago, I suddenly discovered my URL was "dot gone."
No one at Comcast could satisfactorily explain what happened, nor was Comcast technical support helpful in finding a way to re-establish the link to hundreds of image and html files on the server that I had been using. So, I purchased my own domain and am now in the process of recreating those pages .
Last Updated: April 26, 2018
Photo essays on Transportation & Industrial Historical Sites maintained by the U.S. Park Service and the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Source of the First American Iron Rails
An Essay by Patrick Stakem, NRHS
Dedicated to Sharing Information on the History & Modeling
of America's Coal, Iron & Steel, and Railroad Transportation Industries
Reader contributions welcome.
Early Western Maryland Coal Shortline
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The "essentials" on how iron was made in the Nineteenth Century
Preserving the heritage of "The Standard Railroad of the World" for future generations
Welcome to Vagel Keller's Industrial Heritage Homepage
Button Links to Some of My Favorite Railroad History and Preservation Websites
Illustrated Historical Essays About Selected Industrial & Transportation Heritage Sites in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Maps in .pdf format scanned from the collection of Friends of the East Broad Top. These maps include updates made during the 1930s to originals prepared ca. 1917 and reflect the narrow gauge mainline and branches at that time.