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This profile was last updated on 12/22/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Larry Salone

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EBT Preservation Association

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Larry Salone, president of ..., 22 Dec 2013 [cached]
Larry Salone, president of the EBT Preservation Association, who could not be reached by Daily News staff, reported in October that he and his crew had begun replacing ties and pieces of track along the first leg of the multimillion dollar refurbishment project.
Wilmington NRHS, Transfer Table, JULY 2009, Vol 32, No 3., 1 July 2009 [cached]
The new organization, the East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association, was put together by Larry Salone, who took over as executive director of the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum in 2007. Salone is a restaurant- and engineering-company owner who says he took his first train ride as a kid on the East Broad Top, which the Kovalchick family has operated as a tourist railroad since 1960.
Salone, who scheduled a press conference at the railroad Friday, said during a visit to the EBT last Saturday that the railroad's current employees would remain on the payroll, and that the schedule for the coming year would remain largely unchanged. But he said he hoped that riders would begin to notice small improvements as soon as the EBT opens, on June 6. The railroad will accept credit cards for the first time, he said, and shuttle buses will run between the East Broad Top and the Altoona museum during the museum's annual railfest weekend, June 27-28.
He said he planned to begin seeking money to reopen about six miles of track from the current end of operations into Mount Union, where the railroad transferred coal and other freight to the Pennsylvania Railroad in a dual-gauge yard. Salone also discussed putting a second EBT steam engine back in service - most likely No. 14, a 1912 Baldwin Mikado that is nearly identical to the only engine currently operating, No. 15. In addition, he talked about converting additional freight cars for passenger service so that the line's 19th-century coaches could be reserved for special occasions.
The new organization, the East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association, a 501c 3 non profit, was put together by Larry Salone, who is also executive director of the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. Mr. Salone announced the preservation association's creation during a May 8 press conference at the railroad.
Larry Salone, director of ..., 14 Dec 2008 [cached]
Larry Salone, director of the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, said, "This level of talent hasn't come through Altoona in decades.
Friends of the East Broad Top Newsletter May 2009, 26 Dec 2009 [cached]
Larry Salone, president of the East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association, explained that the new 501(c)3 corporation had been organized to purchase the East Broad Top Railroad from the Kovalchick family of Indiana, Pennsylvania. The goal of the Preservation Association is the long-term preservation of the EBT; short-term goals include maintaining operations, improving visitor amenities, and developing a plan for rehabilitating and restoring the railroad's historic equipment and shop complex. When completed, the purchase will incorporate the EBT right of way from Mount Union to Robertsdale; all locomotives, rolling stock, and equipment; and other EBT assets like the railroad's herald. While in his public remarks Mr. Salone underscored the importance of the EBT to the economic future of southern Huntingdon County, he noted that a childhood visit to the EBT in 1964 had led to his lifetime interest as a railfan in both the EBT and railroading in general.
Mr. Salone noted that one of his tasks is to increase operating revenue to support the railroad's operations and development, since income from the surrounding property-retained by the Kovalchick family-will no longer be available to offset deficits from railroad operations. Improvements to the EBT gift shop and its inventory are now under way, and plans to improve other aspects of the visitor experience are in the works. Mr. Salone stressed that he saw his immediate job as generating more publicity for the railroad, both to stimulate more visitors to the EBT and to enhance public support for the railroad's preservation. He also stated that he hoped to secure the funds needed to complete the purchase of the railroad as soon as possible, and he planned to seek grants and other private and public financial support for critical work-like returning a second steam locomotive to operation-required to sustain operating and preservation efforts.
Mr. Salone, a member of FEBT since the early 1990s, is businessman and entrepreneur active in central Pennsylvania. A mechanical engineering graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he is an owner or investor in several engineering/fabrication companies and several restaurants. In 2007 he assumed management of the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve National Historic Site. Mr. Salone indicated that he will draw no compensation for his work at the EBT.
Mr. Salone has already met with FEBT restoration volunteers at Rockhill Furnace, where he emphasized the importance he placed on working constructively with FEBT to support both train operations and restoration efforts focused on historic equipment and structures.
It will be a "cool thing" ..., 4 Mar 2013 [cached]
It will be a "cool thing" if the society can bring the locomotive into the quarter-roundhouse, said Railroaders Memorial Museum Executive Director Larry Salone.
"We'll help [the society] in any way possible," Salone said.
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