Pennsylvania RR and East Broad Top National Model Railroad Association

Doug Taylor’s Pennsylvania RR and East Broad Top

HO - Pennsy
HOn3 - East Broad Top

The East Broad Top Railroad is a HO 3 foot narrow gauge coal hauling railroad in South Central Pennsylvania. This modern, steam-powered railroad runs south from the dual gauge interchange with the Pennsylvania at Mount Union, through the shop and headquarters town of Orbisonia, the ganister rock quarry town of Saltillo, and terminates at the mines of Robertsdale.

The point-to-point EBT system features coal trains, rock trains, mixed freight, passenger and gas electric operations with modern steel equipment. Crew requirements are a dispatcher, Orbisonia yardmaster, Mount Union yardmaster, and 4 road crews. Communications is by vintage telephones.

The Pennsy Railroad is a fully separate, standard gauge HO layout that occupies a 36 ft by 48 ft portion of the basement. The design was adapted from a John Armstrong design and features legendary Pennsy scenic elements like the four-track Horseshoe Curve. The Pennsy is fully signaled with position-light signals.

Photo Gallery of the East Broad Top Railroad

The Pennsylvania Railroad