Donate to the FEBT! Although the day-to-day operation of the Friends of the East Broad Top is generally covered from members dues, funds to carry out the major part of the FEBT mission statement, preserving and restoring the EBT, comes from the generous monetary donations of individuals like you. Please note that FEBT membership is not required to donate, and membership is not granted by donating. To join the FEBT, please click the FEBT Membership link in the Product Categories box on the Company Store home page.
We are currently in the fifth year of a multi-year fund raising campaign and using the resources we obtain to support the continuing work of our volunteers to preserve and restore historically significant elements of the East Broad Top Railroad, including:
- Restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings at Roberstdale and Rockhill Furnace
- Restoration and rehabilitation of historic EBT passenger and freight cars in our car restoration facility in the EBT paint shop building in Rockhill Furnace, where we work on historic EBT cars and other equipment
- Further development of our museum and its collection
- Documentation of endangered historic assets along EBT's right of way
Each donation we receive will be acknowledged in writing by the treasurer of our restoration fund. FEBT is a registered non-profit organization, and as such your donations are tax deductible. Please click here
for additional information on donating to the FEBT.
Enter your donation amount in the box labeled "Donation Amount" below. Example: Enter 100 in the box for a $100 donation. Then click the "add this to my cart" button. The FEBT member discount is not applied to donations.
To celebrate the success of our restoration program, Friends of the East Broad Top has commissioned noted railroad artist Peter A. Lerro, Jr., to create a series of original paintings featuring the East Broad Top Railroad. Each of these paintings will incorporate equipment and buildings which have been part of our restoration efforts since 2001. We will provide one of our full-color, authorized reproductions of an original painting, numbered and signed by the artist, to acknowledge each contribution of $75 or more which we receive before the final deadline.
Keeping the Wheels Rolling
The fifth painting in the series, Keeping the Wheels Rolling,
celebrates the restoration efforts of FEBT volunteers within the Rockhill machine shop. Restoration work has included not only the buildings themselves, but also many of the original machines from the common carrier era such as the stationary steam engine and wheel lathe. The print size is 14" high x 27" wide and is suitable for framing. This free gift will be available only until the end of 2017.
We appreciate donations of any amount but donating a tax-deductible contribution of $75 or more will allow you to receive one numbered, signed reproduction of one of these beautiful Peter A. Lerro, Jr. paintings. Click the checkbox below to receive your free gift, or leave it unchecked if you do not want one of these wonderful prints. You should receive your gift from the Restoration Fund Treasurer in four to six weeks. Change the shipping name and address during checkout if you wish to send a print to someone as a gift.
Free gift for a donation of $75 or more!