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East Broad Top owner trying to sell railroad in one piece
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East Broad Top owner trying to sell railroad in one piece
 
Owner Joe Kovalchick says he declined to sell individual narrow gauge locomotives
By Wayne Laepple | September 29, 2017
 
INDIANA, Pa. ó "The East Broad Top is sleeping," Joe Kovalchick says.
 
Indeed, it's been five years since the legendary narrow gauge railroad has operated for the public. The famed narrow-gauge coal haulerís modern-day owner, Kovalchick, says he's trying to find someone, some group or agency to buy the 33-mile railroad.
 
"I want to keep it together," he says. "It's important to maintain that."  
 
He says he's had offers to buy the locomotives, but he doesn't want to sell them piecemeal. He said he had feelers out but so far, no offers.  
 
There have been a handful of private runs since the railroad's popular 9-mile round-trips behind steam ended in 2011. Gas-electric car M-1 and one of the road's center-cab diesels have made runs for the annual Friends of the East Broad Top October gathering, and more recently, several EBT motor cars have made shorter trips.  
 
However, during the EBT's hibernation, the Friendsí organizations has kept up its work. Lee Rainey, the organizationís president, says volunteers continue to preserve and stabilize buildings with monthly work weekends year-round and a full week of work in May. Kovalchick has partnered the Friends for this work...


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