FEBT Second May Rockhill Restoration Work Session – Announcement and Signup

The FEBT next Rockhill Restoration Work Session is coming up May 22-23. Saturday work hours will be from 9 am to 5 pm. Sunday work hours will be from 9 am to 4 pm.


For up to the minute forecasts visit www.accuweather.com and enter the Rockhill zip code 17249. Please dress accordingly for outside work.


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. Other 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.


Siding repairs will continue, broken windows made safe, prep the inside for concrete floors. Repair the roof as needed and hang gutters. Bring with you hand tools, gloves, hard hat if you have one. There are extra hard hats in the Paint Shop. Up to 8 people can work on the Carpenter shop.


Help box up and move the contents of the Store house to the shipping container. Later this year Woodford Bros. will be back to jack this building up and support it.


Saturday May 22 Only

Continue track work.

  • Required to be worn at all times trackside
    • Hard hats
    • Safety glasses
    • Full face shields when using the cutoff saw to cut bolts or rail, etc.
  • Recommended
    • Steel-toed boots
  • Optional (not required)
    • Safety vests
    • Hearing protection

Hard hats are available in the Paint Shop. Ten people can work on track.


It will be warm enough to continue work on windows. Red paint overspray needs painted white, other sashes need a fresh coat of white paint. New sashes need glass installed. Always plenty of work to be done. Bring old clothes with you, and gloves. Paint and supplies provided. Eight people can work on windows.


Assist with steel work and paint prep of an old EBT boxcar. Bring gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection. Two people can help with the boxcar.


Scrape and wire brush loose paint from the Rockhill shop buildings to get them ready for red paint later this year. Bring gloves, eye protection, dust masks. Up to 10 can prep for paint.


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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