FEBT May Rockhill Restoration Work Session, May Work Week – Announcement and Signup

The FEBT next Rockhill Restoration Work Session is coming up May 20-21, followed by Work Week May 22-26. Work hours will be from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and week days, and 9 am to 4 pm Sunday.


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 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, The Hereford Hideaway 814-329-6968. For more information please go to FEBT.org/services.

Projects we will be working on:


Finish painting the second half of the car siding, install siding that has been painted, strip and repair the baggage doors, and the passenger section needs final prep for paint and painted. Tools to bring: tape measure, pencil, hearing protection, eye protection. Up to 6 volunteers can work on the Combine.



Install new gutters on the Store House. Must be comfortable with working on ladders. 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 3 people.


When the restocking is done, the rebuilding of the lean-to will begin. The goal of work week is to have the lean-to framed up and roofed. Up to 6 volunteers.


Continue with work on switches in yard and install ties on track 4 on Saturday only. Track work will continue Monday thru Friday, task to be determined. Bring hard hat, gloves, hearing protection, and eye protection. Up to 12 volunteers.


Repair and paint old window sash and install. Up to 6 volunteers.


Remove old rusted steel and replace with new. Up to 2 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.


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