11 Most Endangered Historic Places

East Broad Top Railroad

Year Listed: 1996
Location: Pennsylvania
Threat: Deterioration

Significance

Winding through 31 miles of Pennsylvania's western mountains, East Broad Top Railroad includes locomotives and cars, narrow-gauge rail lines, bridges and tunnels, a repair shop complex, depots and even a company town. Also nestled in the remarkably unchanged landscape are many of the villages and towns which sprang up during East Broad Top's early years of operation. Today, the railroad transports tourists back in tome in some of America's oldest and most authentic passenger cars. But the buildings are deteriorating at a rapid rate while the railroad awaits funding release.