FEBT Early August Rockhill Restoration Work Session – Announcement and Signup

The next Rockhill work session will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2. Saturday work hours will be from 9 am to 5 pm. Sunday work hours will be from 9 am to 4 pm.

Online sign ups will be utilized as in July. Please read the announcement and the sign up link is at the bottom of the announcement.


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To reserve a seat for breakfast, for a donation, served at 8am at the Iron Rail B&B contact David at trolley@innernet.net before Thursday. Lunch will be served at noon at the Rockhill Trolley Museum pavilion both days for a donation. All proceeds go to the FEBT restoration fund. Last month $370.00 was donated. Local restaurants are available for lunch and dinner.


Iron Rail B&B 814-447-3927, Grandma’s Corner AirBnB 814-447-3346, Mill Stone Manor 814-643-0108, Huntingdon Motor Inn 814-643-1133, Comfort Inn 814-643-1600 ask for the FEBT rate, Fairfield Inn 814-643-7909, Downes Hotel 717-987-3116.

Due to the Covid 19 virus, FEBT and the East Broad Top Foundation would like all volunteers to provide their own PPE (face masks, gloves, sanitizer). FEBT will have some supplies at the Paint shop for those that need them.

Projects we will be working on:


The east side clerestory is ready for finish paint. Ventilators will need cleaned and painted before installation. Window installation and interior trim out will continue. Tools to bring: tape measure, pencil, hearing protection, eye protection. Up to 6 volunteers can work on the Combine.


Finishing installing the floor and rehanging cabinets, rehanging the radiators, repairing siding, installing gutters and downspouts and getting the shops ready for tours at the 60th anniversary event. Tools to bring: pry bars, hammers, cordless drill/driver, tin snips, circular saw, tape measure, pencil, gloves, eye protection, ear protection, hard hat if you have one, extras are available in the Paint shop. Up to 10 volunteers can work on the shops.


The Electrician/Brake shop is nearly finished. Painting will continue on the Pattern house, Coal bin, and Foundry. The paint crew is in need of volunteers who will climb ladders. Tools to bring include painting clothes, gloves, hard hat if you have one, extras are in the Paint shop, safety glasses, step ladders. Up to 12 volunteers can work on painting buildings.


The railroad has asked FEBT to finish and install the windows in the Freight House. Repairing/replacing the roundhouse/bus garage windows will continue. Tools to bring: hammer, pry bar, circular saw, putty knives, glazing tools, gloves, step ladders, paint scrapers, hard hat if you have one, we have extras in the Paint shop. Up to 10 volunteers can work on windows.


Help restore track back to good condition. Tools will be provided by the RR. Bring good gloves, steel toed shoes, hearing protection, eye protection, hard hat, water bottle, Up to 10 volunteers can work on track.


Several places around the yard/buildings, and passenger equipment will need to be cleaned and made ready for the 60th Anniversary event. This may include some paint touchups, and pressure washing. Tools to bring: gloves, hard hat, ear protection, eye protection, water bottle. Up to 10 volunteers .


You must be 18 and a member of the FEBT ( or join at the work site.) These are insurance requirements. We are guests of the railroad and need to behave accordingly.

Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet. Select the crew you wish to work with each day and click the submit button at the bottom of the page.
See you there.


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