FEBT November Rockhill Restoration Work Session – Announcement and Signup

The FEBT next Rockhill Restoration Work Session is coming up November 6-7. 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. Seats must be reserved ahead of time. 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

Projects we will be working on:


Flooring, trim, and windows and caulking can be installed.
Tools to bring: tape measure, pencil, hearing protection, eye protection. Up to 6 volunteers can work on the Combine.


We will be building the new lean-to shed. Bring with you cordless tools, tape measure, marking device, gloves, hard hat if you have one. There are extra hard hats in the Paint Shop. Up to 6 people can work on the Carpenter shop.


The concrete floor in the store house is done. The shelves and bins can be moved back and the building closed in for winter. Up to 6 volunteers.


Some 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.


Help with tightening/replacing track joint bolts in Rockhill yard. Saturday only. Bring hard hat, and gloves with you. Hard hats are available in the Paint Shop if you need one.


Help restore one of EBT’s steel boxcars. This involves cutting out rusted steel, welding in new steel, and maybe some riveting. Bring gloves, eye protection, ear protection, tape measure.


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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