Rockhill Furnace Work Session: August 28-29, 2004
The sixth Rockhill work session of the EBT's 2004 summer season took place Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29. We had 12 volunteers each day. Those participating included Steve Jacobs, Lee Rainey, Richard Culp, Richard Dew, Charlie Wootton, Dick Ullery, Bill Adams, Tom Diehl, Rich Grandzol, Steve Pers, Wade Woodcock, Reggie Arford, and Shawn Stauffer.
Work continued on the roof canyon between the Car Shop and the Locomotive Shop buildings, with that attachment of additional side plates and the fabrication and installation of the tapered rafters. Installation of the plywood decking was begun.
Additional ties were placed in Track 3, as part of the effort to return it to steam service.
Along the Rockhill wye, large quantities of previously-cut brush were chipped. Additional clearing was then done in the south end of the yard.
In the area of the main shops entrance, repairs of siding, battens and windows continued in preparation for painting at the next session.
On the Boiler House, repairs to the woodwork above the brick wall continued. This included the installation of new siding, battens and window trim.
Rockhill Restoration Coordinator