Rockhill Furnace Work Session: November 5-6, 2005
The last FEBT Rockhill work session was held Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, 2005. We had twenty-one volunteers on Saturday and twenty-two on Sunday, making it our second largest session of the year.
Those participating included Chris and Pat Coleman, Steve Jacobs, David Dietz, John and Barbara Morgan, Bill Blomgren, Don Schultz, Jim Sucke, Jim Bacon, Dave Phillips, Bob Farquharson, George Cook, Jane and Pete Clarke, Charlie Wootton, Bill Adams, Andy van Scyoc, Bob Goldby, Bob Reffner, Lee Rainey, Wade Woodcock, Jane and Richard Rutledge, and Doug Linebaugh.
Great progress was made on the reconstruction of the Coal Bin. The remaining siding was installed on both new walls, and necessary repairs were made to the west wall. The walls were also painted. The metal roofing was installed and the building closed up for the winter. The completion of this major project now creates a secure platform to continue the work on the upper story of the north side of the building, as well as providing much-needed storage space for our scaffolding.
Boiler Shop/Machine Shop
The previously power-washed walls were primed and given their coat of red paint to seal them for the winter. Repairs were made to the roof over the main door. This season's work has made an enormous and very visible difference on the north machine shop building.
Loose roof sheets were secured on the Car Shop roof.
Hopper Car 802
The hopper crew completed the final torquing of the B-end slope sheets, the installation of the remaining two bin floors and their A-frames and supports, and the torquing of the bin floor hardware. The center latch covers were installed, and the brake wheel shaft was removed to allow for the installation of a new brake platform. The air lines were completed and tested for leaks.
A variety of move-in and window tasks were completed in the Paint Shop.
The glass recovery team worked hard to clean and prepare many more panes of glass for the shops work.
The first 2006 FEBT Rockhill work session will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8, 2006, in our new heated car restoration facility. We will do the documentation work on Combine 14 and begin the disassembly of the side sheathing and roof to permit evaluation of the structural problems.
Rockhill Restoration Coordinator
You can view other photos of this work session at Bill Adams' EBT Pictorial.