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Remembering the East Broad Top Railroad in Philip R. Hasting's photos

A photo gallery to celebrate the final years of the East Broad Top as a common carrier railroad.
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Philip R. Hastings
East Broad Top Railroad at Mount Union, Pennsylvania: "Little did we realize at the time, but some seven months later, on April 13th, 1956, the 3-spot would be making a similar switching move, and this would be the last revenue wheel to turn on an abandoned EBT." — Philip R. Hastings

Hastings was among many photographers to photograph the East Broad Top in south-central Pennsylvania. Look closely at this 0-6-0 steam powered switching locomotive as it moved a Pennsylvania Railroad hopper — Hastings follows the train and creates a sense of movement when he captures a slow-speed motion blur in the foreground.
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In February 1956, the Interstate Commerce Commission approved abandoning the East Broad Top Railroad. Here are a handful of images by acclaimed steam locomotive and steam railroad photographer, Philip R. Hastings.

A full timeline of East Broad Top events is available from Classic Trains online.

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