|The Last Coal Road: Resources in Print|
|1. Introduction||4. Resources|
|2. Steam Along the Aughwick||5. Acknowledgements|
|Bibliography of Print Resources|
|This is not intended to be a
complete listing of print resources on the East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Company.
Serious students of the railroad should hasten to Chris Coleman's fine EBT Home Page, where they will
find a comprehensive EBT
bibliography far more complete than anything I could muster. That said, here's a short
list of the print sources I found most helpful while compiling this essay. The book titles
are readily available through Internet used book search services such as www.bibliofind.com.
East Broad Top, Donald Heimburger, ed. (Forest
Park IL: Heimburger House Publishing Company, 1987). A rambling album of reminiscences,
memoirs and commentary from people who knew the EBT in both the common-carrier and the
preservation eras. Uneven narrative, but superb period illustrations.
Fragile TreasurePennsylvania's East Broad Top Railroad: Perfect Preservation," Karl Zimmermann, Trains Magazine (April 1993, p. 46-51). An
excellent short introduction emphasizing the railroad's cultural and historical
significance, its embattled current status, and prospects for preservation.
Broad Top, R. Lee Rainey and Frank Kyper
(San Marino CA: Golden West Books, 1982). The definitive EBT history, providing a
comprehensive overview of the history of the railroad, its parent companies and
subsidiaries during the common-carrier era and the early preservation period. The
essential EBT source.
Ramble into the Past on the East Broad Top, Frank Kyper (East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Company: Rockhill Furnace PA,
1971, 79). The official souvenir guide to the railway; a condensed version of Kyper and
Rainey's standard history.