Rockhill Furnace Work Session: August 13-14, 2005
An FEBT Rockhill work session was held Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, 2005. We had 19 volunteers on Saturday and 14 on Sunday.
Those participating included Reggie Arford, Dave Phillips, Tom Kozub, Tom Diehl, Bob Goldby, Barb Morgan, Dick Ullery, Jim Bacon, John Morgan, Shawn Stauffer, Andy Van Scyoc, Bob Harris, Chris Coleman, Lucy Miller, Lee Rainey, Jim Sucke, Steve Jacobs, Charlie Wootton and Bill Adams.
This was Community Appreciation Day at the railroad. In addition to our regular work, we conducted a number of tours.
The first item of business was to admire the enormous amount of work done by the paint shop team over the previous few weeks. Additional work done this weekend included machine placement, shelf assembly and installation, and the installation of the covers for the inspection pits.
Reassembly of hopper 802 continued. The preparation for painting was a major task, and much bolt-fitting and bolt-tightening was done.
Work focused on the area to the west of the main door. It included window repairs and securing of the battens.
Flat Car 119
Work on this project was temporarily suspended because the nice new deck of the flat car was in use to move machines and materials out of the paint shop during the renovation!
The crew began installing rafters and attaching the reproduction siding to the newly-erected framing.
A brush-cutting crew finished the clearing along the wye that was begun last year.
Rockhill Restoration Coordinator
You can view other photos of this work session at Bill Adams' EBT Pictorial.