EBT Winter Hop 2001
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A miniature glacier covers the debris pile at the south portal
of Wrays Hill Tunnel and
slowly pushes material out the portal just as its bigger cousins
Standing on the EBT main, the
Rocky Ridge Branch on the far side of the valley is evident
as is the leg of the wye curving toward it at the right.
One of the quarry's worked rock faces.
At the base of the funicular was this structure which would have
housed machinery and a rock tipple. To the left is visible the
passage of the EBT track through the foundation and under the tipple.
A view from the end of the funicular grade looks across two piers
that would have carried the track across to the foundation. The
EBT track would have run left to right through the far end of the
In this depression ran the Stanton Spur
leading to the GREFCo rock tipple.
Now back at Rockhill for the Railways to Yesterday Winter Trolleyfest
(a members-only event), M-7 and caboose 27 stand ready for excursions
down the EBT line while Rio de Janeiro open car 1875 heads down the
Down at the Coal Dock, Jack Frost
has done his work creating a waterfall frozen in time.
Near the Coal Dock, M-4 has been spotted out of the way to allow M-7
to head out. M-4 shares M-7's stall during the winter and was simply pushed
all the way out when M-7 came out (no sense in additional switching).
M-7 and caboose 27 are returning from a run up to
McMullins Summit and will turn on the wye to run the next trip in the reverse
The M-7 idles as it prepares to back toward
McMullins Summit. The open trolley
sets at the trolley platform, also awaiting passengers.
About to depart the Rockhill Wye for
McMullins Summit, M-7 is visible through the rear
door of caboose 27.
Slight reflections of the caboose's crowded interior cloud the view of RTY
volunteer Phil Glass as he minds the switches near
At McMullins Summit the passengers
debark for photos before the train makes the return run.
After the last train, M-7 heads to the
Coal Docks to set about putting things
After having deposited the caboose in the Paint Shop,
M-7 pulls M-4 with her as she returns to her stall.
M-7 and M-4 ride the turntable together to stall 8.
Near the site of the Tuscarora Pipeline Pumping
Station, this site of an early EBT bridge later became a culvert, until
hurricane Fran of 1972 removed the fill over the culvert.
Further downstream, the next bridge over Trough Creek is
Martins Old Mill Bridge.
From atop the bridge, the fact that it is built at a skewed angle becomes apparent.