FEBT September Rockhill Restoration Work Week – Announcement and Signup

The next Rockhill work session will take place Monday – Friday, September 18-22, 2023. Work hours will be from 9 am to 5 pm, and 9 am to 4 pm Friday.


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


Update: There will be lunch, for a donation, available each day at the Rockhill Trolley Museum pavilion. There will also be a cookout Wednesday evening at the RTM pavilion. Please use the signup to let us know how many to prepare for.

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:


The passenger section painting continues, steps need to be built, roof conduit needs installed, baggage section needs prepped for paint. Tools to bring: tape measure, pencil, hearing protection, eye protection. Up to 6 volunteers can work on the Combine.


We will be painting the interior, rebuild the counter, empty the shipping container, move the contents of the engineers cubby back into the engineers cubby. Bring eye and ear protection, tape measure, pencil and gloves. Up to 6 volunteers. s.


Track work is to be determined. Please signup for the day(s) that you are available. Up to 12 per day.


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


Mill and install the wood floor in the boxcar. Up to 4 volunteers.


Some siding on the Boiler shop needs repaired and painted. Some sheds in the yard need some roof repairs. Bring cordless drill/driver, screw apron, hat, gloves, tin snips, carpentry tools. Up to 3 volunteers.


One hopper has been prepped and is ready for paint and stenciling. This is scheduled for Monday thru Wednesday. Up to 3 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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