- Rockhill Restoration Session Agenda - June 24-25, 2017.
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Rockhill Restoration Session June 24-25, 2017.

Track Work
The track crew spends a November work session day rebuilding the paint shop lead/turntable escape track.
Steve Jacobs photo

The next FEBT Rockhill work session will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 2017. We will work our usual daylight savings hours of 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and 9 am to 5 pm Sunday.


The current forecast for the weekend calls for highs in the low 80s with possible showers. Keep your own eye on the weather by visiting accuweather.com and checking the Rockhill zip code, 17249.


The Iron Rail B&B will be offering breakfast only. Local restaurants are available in Orbisonia.

Boilerhouse Rats

The Rats will work on installing the blacksmith shop flue flashing, and will begin work on the freight house. Jim Bacon will lead this project.

Combine 14

The combine crew will continue with removing old paint from the inside of the car, as well as installing under-window stiffeners and window sash, and fabricating sheathing for the upper body and clerestory. Work will continue on the baggage door posts. We should be able to begin to permanently install some clerestory sheathing. Lee Rainey will lead this project.

Combine #16 trucks work
From the top of the sand house we see a lone FEBT volunteer working on the rider boxcar in front of the paint shop.
Dave Dietz photo

Steel Crew

This crew will be working on the box car, passenger trucks, and, if time and people are available, on the lumber shed. Steve Jacobs leads the Steel Crew.

Locomotive Shop

Repairs will continue at the south end of the locomotive shop. Bill Adams leads this work.

Ground Rules

To take part you must be 18 and a member of the FEBT (or join the FEBT at the work site.) These are insurance requirements. We are guests of the railroad and need to behave accordingly.

Last-minute walk-ons are always welcome at our sessions, but if possible, drop me an e-mail in advance to let me know that you are coming. It helps with the planning.

See you there!


FEBT Rockhill Work Crew Coordinator
R. Lee Rainey
784 Tanager Drive
State College, PA 16803-2502
Telephone: (814) 867–7878 (evenings)
E-mail: leerainey@aol.com

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