Opened the newspaper this A.M. to see a disconcerting article. It seems like the famous East Broad Top may cease to exist at the end of this year. A huge drop in tourism is to blame, and the line is losing money hand over fist. Unless the Kovalchick family (who owns the line) finds a good buyer, it's doubtful that the railroad will operate next year. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the EBT, it's the last surviving narrow gauge railroad east of the Rockies. It was a coal hauler with passenger service that interchanged with the PRR. It went out of business in 1956 and a man named Nick Kovalchick bought the railroad, mines and 20,000 acres of property and turned it into a tourist line. According to the newspaper article I read, Nick's son Joe said "it was my father's model train set he was unable to obtain as a child". Here's a link for those who may be interested in the historical side of things... http://www.febt.org/ebt.html Matt--Hershey, Pa.