We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Orbisonia Station, Meadow Street crossing, Rockhill Furnace, PA
Description:

Last original narrow-gauge railroad operating east of the Mississippi...

Last original narrow-gauge railroad operating east of the Mississippi River. This attraction is temporarily closed.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 14 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
shame they went out of business

we would try and get there in fall for years, but they went out of business. one of the great steam rail roads in pa. hope they get funding start up again

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
james f f
,
Delaware
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
Delaware
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

we would try and get there in fall for years, but they went out of business. one of the great steam rail roads in pa. hope they get funding start up again

Helpful?
Thank james f f
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The East Broad Top Railroad and Shops is likely the most ignored historical gem in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is in essence a 19th century narrow gauge railroad and industrial site that has been frozen in time. Very little has changed since its abandonment in 1956 and reopening as a heritage line in 1960. A non profit friends organization is... More 

Helpful?
Thank DCdevildog
Altoona
Level Contributor
96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Went here since I didn't visit in 5 yes and learned it was closed. Terrible. Was able to walk around the shops which are need of repair. There was 5 Diesel engines, 2 steam engines and a trolley car in the round house. Also some box cars and a switcher in one shop. There are also 5 campers where someone... More 

Helpful?
Thank civilwarloco
London, England
Level Contributor
399 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

I had read about this attraction before my visit and conflicting reports were unclear about is availability, but my visit to the adjacent Rockhill Trolley answered the question. IT IS CLOSED but being maintained by volunteers in the hope of re-opening sometime in the future. You can see the Depot and Roundhouse from the outside but nothing more

Helpful?
5 Thank ManicUSAVisitor
McVeytown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

Nice train ride although a little short. Nice little gift shop. Concession stand not too great. Very limited. Great place to vist for the first time.

Helpful?
Thank Randy M
Woodward, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

Great historic site! Unfortunately, the hisorical society and RR owners could not work out terms...maybe it will open again in 2013???

Helpful?
1 Thank Mark B
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

Planned to stop by again when I arrived in the area to attend other events. They were CLOSED! For years EBT has been a highlight of my trip whenever I was in the area.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jim M
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

As a cautionary note to anyone planning travel to EBT country to see "live" steam trains, the steam railroad has announced it will not operate during the 2012 season. This quote from their website (www.ebtrr.com) indicates current plans: "To all our friends, fellow railroaders, and loyal patrons: It is with great remorse that the East Broad Top Railroad officially announces... More 

Helpful?
Thank LDSIII
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

At East Broadtop Railroad, you are able to ride on a narrow guage steampowered train. It is exciting. Also, there is a trolley museum and rides are available on restored trolleys. We were excited to ride on one from Johnstown, PA.

Helpful?
Thank Warren C
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
126 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We took the trip over the mountain from Chambersburg last 4th of July weekend to see Thomas the Tank Engine at the East Broad Top. The whole experience was delightful: plenty of things for the kids to do, a lot of old narrow-gauge equipment for the railfan in the group and the delight of riding in an open air behind... More 

Helpful?
Thank Snidudad

Travellers who viewed East Broad Top Railroad also viewed

Been to East Broad Top Railroad? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of East Broad Top Railroad and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from East Broad Top Railroad staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?