Rockhill Furnace Work Session: July 10-11, 2004
The second Rockhill work session since the railroad opened for the 2004 summer season took place on Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11. We had 19 volunteers on Saturday and 18 on Sunday.
Those participating included Lee Rainey, Chris Coleman, Francis Parker, Tom Kozub, John and Barb Morgan, Russell Crump, Jim Bacon, Steve Jacobs, Charlie Wootton, Bob Harris, Wade Woodcock, Richard Culp, Shawn Stauffer, Richard Shell, Tom Diehl, Bob and Bud Goldby, and Bill Adams.
Carpentry work continued on caboose 28. The focus of the work was door trim, letterboards, and platforms. More problems were discovered with rot around the cupola and it was determined that extensive repairs would be needed.
The track crew began the work to insert additional ties in track 3 to upgrade it for steam service. A record installation of 51 ties was completed during the weekend.
Brush clearance continued along the wye, revealing more and more hoppers that had been disappearing into the undergrowth.
The brick crew continued on the Boiler House with repairs to the brickwork now accessible from the internal scaffolding erected at an earlier session.
Repairs continued on the windows of the main shops, working out from the newly-completed windows in the area of the main shop door.
Rockhill Restoration Coordinator
You can view other photos of this work session at Bill Adams' EBT Pictorial.