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"Carbon Colliery, also within the borough of Broad Top City, was opened in 1872, by the elder Mears, and it is still operated by his sons. The mouth of the drift is seven hundred yards from the railroad, which is reached by a tramway and a self-acting plane. This mine is nearly worked out, and will soon be abandoned."1
 
1History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pp. 228-237.
"The Fisher Mine, on the railroad about one mile below Broad Top City, was opened previous to the building of the railroad. It was worked by Fisher & Miller from 1870 till 1880, when work was suspended in it during a year. In January 1881, the present lessees, Reed Brothers, came in possession. It is a drift, opening a quarter of a mile from the railroad, to which a tramway leads. The heading extends into the Barnet vein, which is here two and one-half to four feet in thickness, four hundred and fifty yards. Thirty hands are employed, and the daily output is sixty tons. W. Scott Reed is the superintendent."1
 
1History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pp. 228-237.
No. Type Term Notes
 
1 4-6-0
1892 - 1902 Baldwin 1886, acquired 1892 from BRB&BE, sold 1902 to Pittsburgh Construction Co.
 
2 4-6-0
1892 - 1903 Baldwin 18??, ex-PRR class G1, acq. 1892, sold 1903.
 
3 4-6-0
1893 - 1902 Baldwin 1873 ex-PRR class G1 No. 836, acq. 1893, sold 1902 to Huntingdon & Broad Top Mtn.
 
4 2-8-0
1902 - 1912 Altoona? 1883, ex-PRR class H1, acq. 1902, sold 1912 to Brownsville Construction Co.
 
5 4-4-0
1902 - 1920 Altoona 1886, ex-PRR class D7a No. 1015, acq. 1902, sold 1920 to Kishacoquillas Valley RR.
 
6 2-8-0
1903 - 1910 Altoona? 1882, ex-PRR class H1, acq. 1903, sold 1910.
 
7 4-4-0
1904 - 1905 ????, acq. 1904, exchanged for No. 8, 1905.
 
8 4-4-0
1905 - 1912 Baldwin 1883, ex-Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac, acq. 1905, sold 1912.
 
9 2-8-0
1910 - 1936 Altoona 1888, ex-PRR class H3 No. 4159, acq. 1910, scrapped 1936.
 
10 2-8-0
1910 - 1928 Altoona 1889, ex-PRR class H3 No. 1759, acq. 1910, retired 1926, scrapped 1928.
 
11 2-8-0
1912 - 1928 Altoona 1891, ex-PRR class H3 No. 196, acq. 1912, scrapped 1928.
 
12 4-6-0
1920 - 1921 ????. acq. 1920, sold 1921 to Louisiana & Northwestern.
 
13 2-8-0
1923 - 1930 Altoona 1888, ex-PRR class H3 No. 4158, acq. 1923, sold for scrap 1930.
 
14 2-8-0
1928 - 1931 Alco/Brooks, ??, ex-Pittsburgh Lisbon & Western No. 18 (?), acq. 1928, sold for scrap 1931.
 
15 2-8-0
1929 - 1940 Baldwin 1905, ex Lehigh & New England No. 18, acq. 1929, sold 1940 to C&PA RR.
 
16 2-8-0
1930 - 1940 Alco/R. I. 1902, ex-Detroit Toledo & Ironton No. 76, acq. 1930, sold 1940 to M&U RR.
 
17 2-8-0
1930 - 1947 Alco/R. I. 1902, ex-Detroit Toledo & Ironton No. 77, acq. 1930, scrapped 1947.
 
18 2-8-0
1938 - 1947 Richmond 1909, ex-C&O, ex-Va. Central No. 1022, acquired from dealer 1938, scrapped 1947.
 
19 2-8-0
1940 - 1949 Richmond 1906, ex-C&O, ex-Va. Central No. 901, acquired from dealer 1940, scrapped 1949.
 
20 2-8-0
1946 - 1953 Juniata,1913, ex-PRR class H9s No. 3485, purchased from PRR 1946, scrapped 1953.
 
21 2-8-0
1947 - 1953 Juniata 1908, ex-PRR class H9s No. 1691, purchased from PRR 1947, scrapped 1953.
 
22 2-8-0
1949 - 1956 Baldwin, ex-PRR class H9s No. 444, purchased from PRR 1949, scrapped 1956.
 
5323 SW9
1953 - 1979 Purchased 1953 new from EMD, off roster 1979, to South Central Tennessee RR.
 
5624 SW1200
1956 - 1985 Purchased 1956 new from EMD, off roster 1985, to South Central Tennessee RR.
"The Ocean Mine, about one-half mile east from Dudley, was opened in 1879, by W. H. Sweet & Co., in the Barnet vein. It is a drift, the opening of which is near the railroad, so that cars are loaded as the coal is taken from the mine. The heading extends two thousand feet. The average thickness of the vein here is thirty-two inches, Fifty-eight hands are employed, and the daily capacity is one hundred and twenty-five tons."1
 
1History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pp. 228-237.
1-250
25 Ton Hopper Gondola
12/1897: 200 | 10/1900: 108 | 10/1907: 0 | 9/1954: 0
 
200-249, Class HM
50 Ton Steel Gondola
12/1897: 0 | 10/1900: 0 | 10/1907: 47 | 9/1954: 1 (#202)
 
251-2650
30 Ton Wood Hopper Gondola
12/1897: 2400 | 10/1900: 2400 | 10/1907: 1633 | 9/1954: 0
 
2651-3150
40 Ton Wood Hopper Gondola, GN
12/1897: 0 | 10/1900: 500 | 10/1907: 491 | 9/1954: 0
 
2656, 2670, 2830, 2904, 2952, 3048, 3061, 3069, 3097
50 Ton Steel Gondola
12/1897: 0 | 10/1900: 0 | 10/1907: 9 | 9/1954: 0
 
3151-3250
50 Ton Steel Gondola
12/1897: 0 | 10/1900: 0 | 10/1907: 100 | 9/1954: 0
 
3251-3750, Class HM
50 Ton Steel Gondola, ACF/PSC
12/1897: 0 | 10/1900: 0 | 10/1907: 500 | 9/1954: 62
 
3752-3811, Class GB
50 Ton Steel Gondola 46', G22, Note 1
12/1897: 0 | 10/1900: 0 | 10/1907: 0 | 9/1954: 7
 
Note 1: Built in 1918 to Pennsy standards with drop bottom doors. Rebuilt in the late 1920s with a tight floor, running to abandonement of the railroad in March 1954.
"The same firm [the Reed brothers] is opening a mine on the Benedict property, about one-fourth of a mile below the borough of Dudley. The Barnet vein, which here has a thickness of four feet, has been reached through a tunnel of four hundred yards, and preparations for shipping coal are in progress. The daily capacity of this mine will be three hundred tons. This work is under W. Scott Reed's superintendence."1
 
1History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pp. 228-237.

State College station

For most of the Bellefonte Central Railroad's life, State College was its western terminus.

In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower came to State College by train. His brother, Milton, was president of the Pennsylvania State College. You can read more in the article POTUS to Penn State.

"In 1879, Powelton Furnace (which was built with the most improved appliances) was put into blast amid the congratulations of several hundred people who had voluntarily assembled to witness the sight. Since that time this furnace has been remarkably successful, and is now producing from sixty-five to seventy tons of coke metal per day, of a quality unsurpassed by and produced in this country. This furnace is now managed by E. J. Bird, an English gentleman of great distinction, who was years ago commissioned by Queen Victoria and the Spanish government to erect furnaces within their respective realms. De Veaux Powel, the second son of Mr. Powel, controls the executive department of this establishment, and displays an ability which warrants its future success, when his father shall no longer be here to guide his head or hand. The furnace plant and its connections, it is stated, will give employment to about eight hundred men."1
 
1History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883, pp. 228-237.

Bellefonte Central 2 8 0 20 action with limestone canisters coleville

The Bellefonte Central Railroad located its shops at Coleville, just west of Bellefonte.

For Sanborn maps of Coleville, please visit the On Location: BF - Bellefonte, Pa. page.

Freight Roster

501 Box

Passenger Roster

3
Combine
 
4
Coach
 
7
Combine. Converted from a baggage car at Coleville.
 
15
Combine. Converted from a baggage car at Coleville.
 
100 (1st)
Steam Powered Combine
 
100 (2nd)
Gas Powered Coach

Non Revenue Roster

100
Plow Russell snow plow.
 
101
Caboose (photo in 1953)
 
102
Caboose (photo in 1947) Ex-Army staff car.
 
103
Caboose (photo in 1955) Evans Autorailer.

milepost

Just outside of State College was Struble, which was the location of a wye for turning power and/or trains. It had a stub end to the south for most of its life, but for a short while was the connection to the Fairbrook and Pine Grove Mills branches.