FEBT January Rockhill Restoration Work Session – Announcement and Signup

The FEBT January Rockhill Restoration Work Session is coming up January 8-10. Friday and Saturday work hours will be from 9 am to 5 pm. Sunday work hours will be from 9 am to 4 pm.


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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. Local restaurants are available for lunch and dinner.


Iron Rail B&B 814-447-3984, Grandma’s Corner Air BnB 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:


Interior wood work and window installation will continue. Tools to bring: tape measure, pencil, hearing protection, eye protection. Up to 6 volunteers can work on the Combine.


We need to get the building cleaned out so Woodford Bros. can begin work to raise the building later this month. Bring with you gloves, steel toed shoes, hard hat if you have one. There are extra hard hats in the Paint Shop. Up to 12 people can work on the Carpenter shop.


The canyon between the Locomotive shop and the Car shop needs some repairs and a collection gutter and downspouts installed. The shed south of the Freight Office needs some roof repairs Tools to bring: cordless drill/driver, circular saw, hammer, nail apron, nail pullers, tin snips, good shoes for walking on roofs, tape measure. Six people can work on roof repairs.


Track work will continue in the yard and mainline. Bring hat, gloves, hearing protection, eye protection, steel toed shoes, water bottle. Ten people can work on track.


The Store house behind the Stone house and the connector between them will need to be measured and photographed. At a future time the connector building will need to be removed so structural work can be done to the Store house. The connector building will them be rebuilt using this documentation.


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.


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