The East Broad Top RR yard at Mt. Union, PA has many unique details. As the coal and freight transfer point to the standard-gauge Pennsylvania RR, much of the yard trackage is dual gauge. The EBT owned two standard-gauge switch engines, #3 and #6, to move both narrow and standard-gauge cars around the yards.

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Dual-Gauge Switch

Dual-Gauge Switch

Rail Joint

Rebuilt Dual-Gauge Switch Stand

Switch Stand

Switch Stand


A few other details not shown - perhaps the world's only remaining three-way standard-gauge stub switch (the Rockhill Furnace yard has a three-way narrow-gauge stub switch)...and, there's a diamond where a dual-gauge track crosses a standard-gauge track (ever seen one of those?) All photos were taken Friday, April 5, 2002 or Sunday, April 7, 2002 by James A. Vliet.


All photographs are copyright 2002 by James A. Vliet. All Rights Reserved.