A nonprofit foundation has purchased the East Broad Top Railroad from the Kovalchick family. A press release on eastbroadtop.com states the new EBT Foundation Inc., led by Brad Esposito, David Brightbill, Lawrence Biemiller, and Stephen Lane, with backers Wick Moorman, Henry Posner III, and Bennett Levin, will immediately begin work to overhaul track and equipment and to stabilize the Rockhill Furnace complex. Esposito will be the general manager. Advisors include Linn Moedinger and Rod Case. The Kovalchick Family is on the board of the new nonprofit.
New management is encouraging all who wish to support restoration efforts to connect with the Friends of the East Broad Top (FEBT). Volunteers should look to the FEBT, named a close partner in the release, if they want to work on equipment and infrastructure.
Announced events at eastbroadtop.com/events include:
- JUNE 6, 2020: OPEN HOUSE
- JULY 22-25, 2020: 60th ORBISONIA ROCKHILL HOMECOMING
- OCTOBER 9-11, 2020: FRIENDS OF THE EAST BROAD TOP REUNION