East Broad Top 40th Anniversary Celebration
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The Anniversary Celebration is NOT a replacement for the Fall Spectacular. The Fall Spectacular will occur on Columbus Day weekend as usual. You are certain not to see the FS level of activity at the 40th Anniversary. There will be a maximum of two locomotives in steam.
Second, although many local an state officials have been invited, the event is NOT intended and NOT expected to be a platform for any kind of announcement.
Below is the official release of the schedule. A few words of note, the three regular trains will be run in the usual fashion. Additional trains will be run turning the same time period as demand warrants. Twilight train will be in two sections if demand warrants. The vintage film session noted earlier has been cancelled.
Note that, like the original opening, the anniversary is being held along with the local high school's homecoming activities.
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORBISONIA/ROCKHILL HOMECOMING ASSOCIATION AND THE EAST BROAD TOP RAILROADCeremony with State & Local Officials to be held at 10:00 am.
First Train to leave at 11:00 am.
Last Train to leave at 3:00 pm.
Twilight Train at 6:00 pm.
10:00 am-? Tractor pulling contest
10:00 am-? Antique Car Display
11:00 am Food Stands open
11:00 am-4:00 pm Trolley Rides at Rockhill Trolley Museum
4:00 pm 40th Annual Homecoming Parade
6:00 pm-12 midnight Trolley Rides
8:00 pm Homecoming Queen Contest
NUMEROUS OTHER ACTIVITIES ALL DAY AND EVENING
The East Broad Top Railroad & The Kovalchick Family in appreciation for 40 years of patronage will offer all tickets on August 12 at a reduced rate of $5.00 per ticket ages 2 and up.
The first 1000 tickets will be a commemorative souvenir ticket. The tickets will be offered first come, first served, and tickets can be purchased by mail or in person in care of the East Broad Top Railroad, Box 158, Rockhill Furnace, PA 17249. Phone 814-447-3011 or fax 814-447-3256. Pre-sale tickets cannot be mailed after August 8, 2000. Please mark memo line of check, "40th Anniversary".
Following is the EBT's original press release on the Celebraton to be held on Saturday August 12th in Rockhill Furnace.
40th Anniversary Celebration
August 12th, 2000
PRESS RELEASE40th Anniversary Celebration of the re-opening of the East Broad Top Railroad and the establishment of the Rockhill Trolley Museum.
Ceremony with State and Local officials to be held at 10:00 am.
Special Train and Trolley operations.
Train and Trolley Parade in the afternoon.
Twilight Train and Trolley rides (if demand warrants)
Vintage East Broad Top Film program after dark.
Numerous other activities all day.
Call or write the East Broad Top Railroad for more details!
East Broad Top Railroad
Post Office Box 158
Rockhil Furnace, PA 17249