Friends of the East Broad Top
A nonprofit society dedicated to the preservation and restoration
of the East Broad Top Railroad National Historic Landmark
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FEBT Events & Activities

Roundhouse tour conducted by Lee Rainey.
Roundhouse tour conducted by Lee Rainey - Part of the 2003 Fall Reunion.
Bill Blomgren photo

Upcoming Events

Here are the events that the FEBT will be holding in the coming months. A general description of our regular events is found below.

Please note that dates and information on our Rockhill and Robertsale Restoration Sessions are presented on our Restoration page. Operating dates of the FEBT Robertsdale Museum is presented on our Museum page.

Please note: For information on Rockhill Furnace and Robertsdale work session dates and times, visit the Restoration Projects page.

Our Regular FEBT Events

Each year the FEBT puts on and participates in a series of events designed to help you learn more about the East Broad Top Railroad, enjoy the company of other railfans, experience the history and atmosphere of the oldest operating narrow-gauge steam railroad east of the Mississippi and just plain have fun.

The descriptions below are generalized. Individual events may differ somewhat in content, but nevertheless they are fun for all participating and we invite you to experience the EBT through one of the Friends of the East Broad Top events.

Please note that meals and accommodations are not included in any of the FEBT sponsored events except the annual dinner at the Reunion.

Summer Celebration

The FEBT Summer Celebration is currently on on hiatus due to the EBT not operating trains at this time. The Summer Celebration is traditionally is held on Saturday of the first full weekend in June.

Community Appreciation Day

Community Appreciation Day is currently on on hiatus due to the EBT not operating trains at this time. Community Appreciation Day traditionally is held in August.

Annual Reunion

On Columbus Day weekend, the railroad and the Rockhill Trolley Museum traditionally held EBT Fall Spectacular, pulling out all the stops. Althoug the EBT is not current operating, RTM still holds their portion of the Fall Spectacular. Concurrently the FEBT holds it annual reunion and FEBT business meeting a three day weekend of fun activities based around the EBT railroad and our FEBT museum in Robertsdale 30 miles southwest of Rockhill Furnace. The weekend includes the annual FEBT business meeting on Friday. Other activities include a model and photo contest, a fundraising auction where EBT memorabilia and other valuable items are sold to the highest bidder, the reunion dinner and the FEBT museum open house. The FEBT also provides yard, shop and roundhouse tours

Note: Participation in the FEBT reunion activities requires registration and the payment of a registration fee. The registration fee entitles the participant entrance to various activities which may include a train ride and a shop tour. For more details, see the announcement of the next Fall Reunion in the Upcoming Events section, when it becomes available.

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