East of the Blue Ridge

Chronicles of an On30 quarry railroad

Lycoming On30 Summer Meet

Janet and I took a long weekend roadtrip to attend Al Judy’s On30 Meet in Milton, Pennsylvania.

I chose a route to Lycoming County that bypassed Northern Virginia traffic and sent us through Orbisonia, Pennsylvania.

Though not in operation, the EBT is still an amazing thing to see.

We stopped at the East Broad Top yards at Rockhill Furnace.

We were both impressed with the beauty of rural central Pennsylvania; big farms in rolling valleys.

Downtown Williamsport and the Susquehanna Valley.

Having never been to Williamsport, we were impressed with the
Genetti Hotel and surrounding neighborhood.

The Lycoming On30 meet was a lot of fun. There were tables and table of items available to spend money on, and I’m afraid I took full advantage of the opportunity.

Al Judy’s module

Alan Carroll’s fantastic 2-10-4 Forney

Steve Sherrill’s Dead Rail modules

We also got to see an On30 layout in a museum at the old resort town of Eagles Mere.

The layout features scenery depicting actual points along the line

The layout portrays the old narrow gauge railroad that once climbed the mountain to reach several large resort hotels.

Al was kind enough to open his
home layout for us to see.

The Mill Creek & Lycoming

All in all a fine weekend of scenic views, great hospitality, and model railroading.