The Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad

Huntingdon to Mount Dallas, PA

The Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad was a standard-gauge line, unlike the narrow gauge East Broad Top Railroad (which ran about 15 miles further east). The H&BTM left the Pennsylvania Railroad in Huntingdon, and headed generally southwest through the mountains, parallel to one of the ridges, as far south as Mount Dallas, in the Bedford area.

The line was likely abandoned in the 1950s, except for the short segment in Huntingdon shown in the accompanying pictures. The remaining segment served a now-closed Warnaco plant just south of US 22, and was probably in service until the 1990s. Further south, the right-of-way is likely partially submerged under Raystown Lake on the Juniata River.

The H&BTM near US 22 in Huntingdon, PA, facing southwest.
The H&BTM near US 22 in Huntingdon, PA, facing southwest. Photo by Mike Palmer, May 2005.
This shows the H&BTM right-of-way at Fairground Road within Hunt...
This shows the H&BTM right-of-way at Fairground Road within Huntingdon, PA. Photo by Mike Palmer, May 2005.
The end of the rails for the H&BTM in Huntingdon, PA.
The end of the rails for the H&BTM in Huntingdon, PA. Photo by Mike Palmer, May 2005.

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