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"Beaver" 0-8-0  Built by Baldwin in 1850. Leased from PRR. Used in the construction of the H&BTM.
 
"Bedford"  1855 - Built by Norris.
 
"Broad Top"  1856 - Built by Norris.
 
"Meteor"  1856 - Built by Lancaster Locomotive Works.
 
"Hiawatha" 0-8-0 1856 - Built by Baldwin. Switchback engine. Rebuilt in 1862.
 
"S. Morris Waln"  Built by Norris. Returned to builder in 1858; sold to Hanover Branch RR 1858.
 
"Highlander" 0-8-0 1858 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Constitution" 0-8-0 1858 -Built by Baldwin.
 
129 2-6-0 1858 - 1858 Built by Smith & Perkins in 1856. Leased from PRR.
 
44 2-6-0  1858 - 1858 Built by Baldwin in 1852. Leased from PRR.
 
47 2-6-0 1858 - 1858Built by Baldwin in 1843. Leased from PRR.
 
67 4-4-0 1860 - 1860Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
?  1860 - 1860 Leased from PRR.
 
122 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin 1856. Leased from PRR.
 
95 0-8-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1854. Leased from PRR.
 
139 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin. Leased from PRR.
 
49 2-6-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
70 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
76 2-6-0 ? Built by Smith & Perkins in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
"Baltimore" 0-8-0  1861 -1862 Leased from Winans.
 
"Col. Paxton"  1861 - 1862 Built by Baldwin in 1855. Leased from Swatara.
 
"Louisiana" 0-8-0 1861-1862 Leased from Winans.
 
"Perry" 0-8-0 1861 - 1867 Built by Baldwin in 1848 as PRR "Perry". Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1849. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1861. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Connecticut"  1862 - 1862 Leased.
 
"Pennsylvania" 0-8-0 1862 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Robert Morris" 0-8-0 1862 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Baltic" 0-8-0 1862 - 1867 Built by Baldwin in 1849 as Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven RR No. 10. Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1850, named "Baltic". Sold to the H&BTM in 1862. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Dauphin" 0-8-0 1862 - 1867 Built by Baldwin as PRR "Dauphin" in 1848. Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1849. Sold to the H&BTM in 1862. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Oneida" 0-8-0 1863 - Built by Winans.
 
"Tuscarora" 0-8-0  1863 - 1868 Built by Winans. Blew up in September 11, 1868, with the loss of four lives.
 
"Delaware" 4-6-0  1863 - Built by Norris.
 
"Huntingdon" 4-4-0 1864 - Built by Lancaster Locomotive Works.
 
"Juniata" 4-6-0 1865 - Built by Norris.
 
"James Long" 4-6-0 1869 - 1869 Built by Baldwin. Sold to the PRR in 1869 as No. 472. Scrapped 1892.
 
? 0-8-8  1869 - Built by Baldwin in 1857 as PRR No, 129. Rebuilt by Altoona in 1867. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1869. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0  1870 - Built by Baldwin in 1857 as PRR No, 128. Rebuilt by Altoona in 1866. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1870. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 4-4-0  1870 -Built by Norris. Originally PRR No. 68 ("Bald Eagle"). Sold to the H&BTM in 1870. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0 1872 -Built by Baldwin. Originally Schuylkill Haven & Lehigh RIver RR "Panther". Sold to Mine Hill RR and numbered 31. Sold to Philadelphia & Reading and numbered 128. Sold to the H&BTM in 1872. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0 1863 -Built by Baldwin. Originally Schuylkill Haven & Lehigh RIver RR "Tiger". Sold to Mine Hill RR and numbered 32. Sold to Philadelphia & Reading and numbered 129. Sold to the H&BTM in 1872. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
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2 2-8-0 1889 - Built by Baldwin.
 
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7 2-8-0 1886 - 1910 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh in 1910.
 
8 2-8-0 1891 - 1910 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh in 1910.
 
9 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
10 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
11 2-8-0 1886 - 1915 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Juniata Southern in 1915.
 
12 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
13 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
14 4-6-0 1869 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
14 2-8-0  1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
16 4-4-0 1872 - <1888 Built by Baldwin.
 
16 2-8-0  1888 - <1890 Built by Baldwin.
 
16 2-8-0 1890 -Built by Baldwin.
 
17 4-4-0 1872 - <1890 Built by Baldwin.
 
17 2-8-0 1890 - Built by Baldwin.
 
18 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
18 2-8-0 1886 -Built by Baldwin.
 
19 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Bloomsburg & Sullivan No. 3.
 
19 2-8-0 1886 - <1891 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Shenley-Morrison by 1911.
 
19 2-8-0 1891 -Built by Baldwin.
 
20 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
20 2-8-0 1886 - <1891 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh, to Shenley-Morrison by 1911. Sold to Reading Engr. Col. by 1920. 
 
20 2-8-0 1891 - Built by Baldwin.
 
21 4-6-0 1872 - Built by Baldwin. Sold to West Va. Improvement Co.
 
21 2-8-0 1887 - 1887 Built by Baldwin.
 
21 2-8-0 1887 - <1891 Built by Baldwin.
 
21 4-4-0 1891 -Built by Baldwin.
 
22 4-6-0 1872 - <1887 - Built by Baldwin. Sold to Winfield RR as No. 101; then to N. K. Sneed.
 
22 2-8-0 1887 - <1888 Built by Baldwin.
 
22 2-8-0 1888 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
22 2-8-0 1893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
23 4-6-0 1872 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
23 2-8-0 1893 - Built by Baldwin.
 
24 4-4-0 1873 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
24 4-4-0 1893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
25 4-4-0 1873 - <1893 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Central Reforma.
 
25 4-4-01 893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
26 2-8-0 1873 - <1895 Built by Baldwin.
 
26 2-8-0 1895 -Built by Baldwin.
 
27 4-6-0 1873 - <1900 Built by Baldwin.
 
27 4-6-0 1900 -Built by Baldwin.
 
28 4-6-0 1873 - <1902 - Built by Baldwin.
 
28 2-8-0 1902 -Built by Baldwin.
 
29 4-6-0 1873 - <1902 Built by Baldwin.
 
29 2-8-0 1902 -Built by Baldwin.
 
30 4-4-0 1907 - 1949 Built by Baldwin. Scrapped in 1949.
 
31 2-8-0  1910 - (photo 1953) Built by Baldwin.
 
32 2-8-0  1910 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.
 
33 2-8-0  1921 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.
 
34 2-8-0 1921 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.
 
35 4-6-0 1921 - 1934 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Susquehanna & New York as No. 119 in 1934. Sold to Clarion River RR as No. 119 in 1947. Scrapped in 1952.
 
36 4-6-0 1921 - 1953 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Canada & Gulf Terminal. Scrapped 1953.
 
37 2-8-0 1927 - (photo in 1953) Built by Baldwin.
 
38 2-8-0 1927 - 1954 Built by Baldwin. #38 was the last steam locomotive acquired new by the Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad, the last steam locomotive that they operated, and is the last H&BTM locomotive in existence. After the H&BTM closed in 1954, #38 went on to serve in excursion service at Rail City Museum, the Livonia Avon & Lakeville, the Gettysburg Railroad, and the Knox and Kane. Like #11, #38 is also undergoing rebuild and is not currently in service.
 
40 2-8-0 1947 - Built by Baldwin in 1895 as West Va. Central No. 30. Sold to Western Maryland as No. 351. Sold to H&BTM in 1947. Awaiting disposition in 1952.
 
Note: An 0-6-0 in Dudley, Pa., is lettered for the H&BTM as #39, but it was not an H&BTM locomotive.
Fischers  

 

h bt at hopewell Restored Keystone Foundry at Hopewell

 

Cove Station  

 

Entriken train  

 

marklesburg  

 

Dudley was the site of a double switchback on the Shoups Branch. Actually, Dudley was the name of the town on the southwest side of the valley and Barnettstown was the name of the town on the northeast side. Maps from the 1873 Huntingdon County Atlas.
 
"Barnettstown, so named after the former owner of the land here, is a mining village, which commenced at the time operations were begun in the old Barnet mine, near Dudley. During the prosperous times between 1860 and 1870 this village grew till it came to contain about forty houses. Of these many were vacant during the financial depression between 1870 and 1880. In addition to the dwelling-houses now here there is one store."1
 
"In 1859 what is now Dudley borough commenced as a village. At that time the land on which it stands belonged to L. T. Wattson, Orbison, Dorris & Co., and the Huntingdon and Broad Top Railroad Company. The completion of the railroad to this point gave to mining an impetus which resulted in the springing up of a village here. It was named Dudley, after a place of that name in England. It reached its greatest growth about 1864, after which time it slightly diminished in population until 1882, when an increase commenced. The borough contains thirty-five dwellings, and has two hotels, three stores, two millnery establishments, a tin shop, two blacksmith shops, and a railroad depot. It is the passenger terminus of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Railroad. Its population in 1880 was two hundred and three."1
 
The station presently located in the railroad park in Dudley is the relocated Broad Top City station.
 
1History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pp. 228-237.

 

1873 dudley1873 atlas depiction of Dudley. Dudley tank
hbt dudley tank 1950Dudley tank in 1950.  

 

mcconnellstown  

 

"In 1842 no house stood within the present limits of the borough of Coalmont. A camp-meeting ground at that time occupied a portion of the borough. The land was owned by John Berkstresser and David E. Brode. The house was built in the summer of 1843 by Mr. Brode. It was a log house, and it now constitutes a part of the residence of Andrew H. Hickes, near Shoup's Run. No other house was built till 1854, when another log dwelling was erected by John J. Hamilton, and two frame houses by John and Thomas White. Work on the Huntingdon and Broad Top Railroad, which was then commenced, brought thither many workman and settlers, who came to labor on the railroad and in the mines which then were opened. Between 1854 and 1858 most of the houses in the village were erected. The time of greatest prosperity here was from 1862-1865. At that time a New York company was constructing a branch railroad and opening new mines here, and these operations made business very brisk. The village then had three hotels and three mercantile establishments, all of which did a thriving business. The hotels were built and kept, one by Ezekial White, one by Thomas Fagan, and one, the largest of the three, was built by William P. Schell, and first kept by Frank Reamer. The stores were first kept by Evans Brothers & Co., Ezekial White, and Berkstresser and Moore. Samuel G. Miller was the first blacksmith who carried on a shop here, and Ezekial White was the pioneer shoemaker. A saw-mill was erected in 1856 by John Hamilton. The machinery for this mill was a few years later removed to a locality in Fulton County. The people who came here were miners or those engaged in business that was subservient to the mining interest, and the borough was prosperous in proportion to the activity and extent of mining operations here. From 1864 to 1874 the place maintained its status without much change. The population during that period was about four hundred. The financial crash that followed was disastrous in its effects on this borough, and in 1876-1877 nearly one-half of the houses were without in habitants. Although the borough has to some extent recovered from this depression, it has not reached its former prosperous condition. No hotel is now kept here, and only one store and a grocery. The population in 1880 was one hundred and seventy-one."1
 
1History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pp. 228-237.

 

1873 coalmont1873 atlas depiction of Coalmont.  

 

Hbt at Tatesville tatesville hbt pic 1

 

In 1852, the Broad Top Improvement Co., which laid out the town, constructed a 57-room hotel called the Broad Top Mountain House. It attracted visitors from far away and was very popular with Philadelphians. According to a Huntingdon County history, "The hotel was much patronized as a summer resort, the mountain scenery and healthful surroundings of the place attracting many who desired to escape from the dust and heat of crowded cities."

"In 1854 the Broad Top Railroad Improvement Company purchased the farm of Miles Cook, and on it laid out a part of the village of Broad Top City. Jesse Cook, whose land joined this on the north, also laid out a portion of the village at the same time. At this time the company erected a saw-mill and commenced the erection of a hotel, which was completed in 1855. From this time the growth of the village kept even pace with the development of the coal interest, and it reached its height about the year 1861. During eight years from that time it neither increased or diminished in size, but after 1869 business became less active here as the coal interest declined. The population however, never diminished to any great extent. In 1868 the village was incorporated as a borough. he borough contains fifty-eight dwellings and four hundred inhabitants. It has two hotels, one of which has been much patronized as a summer resort, the mountain scenery and healthful surroundings of the place attracting hither many who desire to escape form the dust and heat of the crowded cities. There are also two stores, a millnery store and a confectionary establishment, a blacksmith's shop, a gunsmith's shop, a wagon shop, a cabinet shop, two churches, and a public school, in which sessions were held during six months of 1881, and seventy pupils were instructed."1
 
1History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pp. 228-237.
 
1873 broadtopcity1873 atlas depiction of Broad Top City. broadtopcity