FEBT Spring Exploration 1997
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The rails on Augwick Bridge
are looking a lot rusty. Seven months after the bridge's
pounding by hurricane Fran, it remains quite sound, despite years of spalling concrete.
This is what was left of the Harbison Walker
Refractories plant in 1997. What you can see here was gone in six months. The
steel tank on the right is the plant's water tower.
This is Rockhill Furnace Bridge,
marking the boundry between Rockhill Furnace
It is the largest bridge on the operating portion of the line.
Near Shirleysburg is the old
Tuscorora Pipeline pumping station
that used EBT coal to power this early trans-Allegheny pipeline.
This is #13 standard gauge air powered dump car coupled to its companion narrow gauge car.
It resides at the north end of the Mount Union Yard.
This is a rare example of one of the EBT's first order of steel hopper. It has since been
converted from slope bays to flat bays.
is the highest summit in the valley portion of the EBT. From
Pogue north to
here is the ruling northbound grade on the line.
Pogue Bridge is the highest and longest bridge on
is the first of three crossings of Three Springs Creek by the EBT.
is the second crossing of Three Springs Creek and is the longest single
span on the line at 135'.
Three Springs Bridge
is the third crossing of Three Springs Creek, just north of the
town of Three Springs.
Three Springs Warehouse
is a curious building that is reportedly owned by the railroad.
It is strange in that the loading doors face away from the track.
Tank House Bridge
is the last crossing in the EBT's climb from the Augwick Creek Valley.
It is likely the lowest
bridge on the line, in that a grown man must crouch to walk under it.
Sideling Hill Tunnel's north
portal is lined with concrete unlike the south one. The
door mechanism is still in place on the portal.
Storm clouds gather behind the
RI&C Company Offices. The building has housed
the Robertsdale post office for several years now.
Trough Creek flows steadily beneath