DescriptionEngine Number 15 pulling out of the service yard at East Broad Top Railroad.The East Broad Top is a narrow-gauge railroad nestled amongst the Allegheny Mountains in south central Pennsylvania. Chartered in 1856 to tap into the vast semi-bituminous coal fields located on Broad Top Mountain, the EBT dutifully carried coal to fuel the booming iron furnaces located in Rockhill Furnace, PA. The East Broad Top was abandoned in April 1956 and the future looked grim. However, in the summer of 1960, the railroad was resurrected during the Bicentennial of the twin boroughs of Orbisonia and Rockhill Furnace, the home operating base of the East Broad Top.
Joseph Heh, Pittsburgh Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement I have a formal technical education from the International Academy of Design and Technology – Pittsburgh, graduating with an Associate's Degree in Computer Information Technology. For the past two decades, I have worked as a professional computer and network troubleshooter in both the public and private sectors.
My first digital camera was a Sony Mavica MVC-FD5 (1997) and have consistently upgraded with digital photo technology since that first purchase. In 2009, I decided to purchase my first DSLR - a Nikon D5000.
After a great deal of soul searching, I decided to make the leap and enroll in professional photography courses through the New York Institute of Photography.
I hope you will stop back from time to time to view new photos that I add to ImageKind as I progress in my skill level.