For many years, our volunteers wished to extend our demonstration railroad further along the former EBT Shade Gap branch. In late 2000, it looked like the time had come, as a pending highway improvement project threatened easy access to the far end of the roadbed. Our museum therefore undertook a campaign to build over 2900 feet of brand new track and overhead during 2001. By Fall Spectacular of 2001, our demonstration railroad was operating with this very scenic addition to our line. The trackage reaches the approximate site where a small EBT station once stood, called "Black Log Narrows" [note: most modern sources merge the words Black and Log into one word].
Read more in two press releases we issued:
Initial Press Release, 12/30/2000
Follow-up Press Release, 03/31/2001
Join us on a photographic tour and explanation of the entire project in the following pages...
A Look Back in Time...
An early postcard view of Black Log Narrows shows what is now Route 522 meandering along the base of the mountain at left; Black Log Creek parallels it.
The East Broad Top's Shade Gap branch followed a course along the mountain base to the right.