East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Company
Famous for its 3 foot narrow gauge steam tourist railroad, it acquired c. 1999, four Algoma Steel Corp. 36" narrow gauge diesels of a unique design with articulated trucks having one traction motor per truck, originally rated at 300 HP. One unit has been put into service as their M-7, modified to FRA requirements it is used for heavier yard switching and some light passenger service. The other three (1, 4 and 5) were resold 2002 as, is, to Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge RR which needed diesels to replace steam that was restricted from operating due to a serious fire hazard throughout the state. ASC 1 was re#2 (there already was a number 1 acquired earlier). Found to be unsuitable for mainline operaton due to very low speed gearing it was resold 5/06 to Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine RR, a new steam tourist railroad operating on a short (4 mile) segment of the former West Side Lumber Company railroad which had closed 6/61.
EBT M-7 (ex ASC 6) 55-ton GE 35149 12/64 Orbisonia, PA Sept. 5/02 Lance Myers
EBT M-7 modified with train brake and FRA handrailing. At left is M-4 an old 12-ton Plymouth. Oct. 12/02 Lance Myers
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