The FEBT next Rockhill Restoration Work Session is coming up August 13-14. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday. Seats must be reserved ahead of time. Other local restaurants are available for breakfast, 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:
Siding needs prepped and painted, and baggage doors need some repairs. Tools to bring: tape measure, pencil, hearing protection, eye protection. Up to 6 volunteers can work on the Combine.
SIDING REPAIRS CAR SHOP
Begin rebuilding the Car shop south doors and continue with siding repairs. Bring with you cordless tools, tape measure, marking device, carpenter square, gloves, hard hat if you have one. There are extra hard hats in the Paint Shop. Up to 5 people can work on the Car shop.
The shelves and bins can be moved back and made ready for the return of the hardware that is in storage. Up to 6 volunteers.
Help repair and paint old window sash and install new sash. Bring gloves and eye protection. Up to 6 volunteers.
BUILDINGS PAINT PREP
Scrape and wire brush the loose paint off of the shops buildings so they can be painted. Bring eye protection and gloves. Up to 4 volunteers.
Once they are prepped, they will need a coat of paint. Bring old clothes, paint and brushes provided. Up to 4 volunteers.
Help cut out rusted steel and fit new steel to return #174 to service. Bring with you eye protection, gloves, hearing protection. Two volunteers needed.
Begin spiking the Southern extension, starting at Odd Fellows crossing and working North. Track work will be Saturday and Sunday. Bring hard hat, gloves, hearing protection, and eye protection. Up to 12 volunteers.
The cab windows need some repairs and there are some parts of the loco that are ready for paint. Bring with you old clothes, gloves, eye protection, respirator if you have one ( extras in the Paint shop). Three volunteers needed.
Finish the split rail fence along the wye in Rockhill. Plant the rest of the posts and hang the wood rails. Up to 4 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.