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FEBT September Restoration Session - BE THERE!

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FEBT September Restoration Session - BE THERE!
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 12:59 PM
The next Rockhill work session will take place Saturday, Sunday, September 27-28. We normally work from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday. For this session, we may alter the times a bit, since this is a MAXIMUM EFFORT session.

The chips are down here. We have two projects that we want to showcase for the Fall Spectacular: the reactivated Track 3 and the renovated Electrician's Shop. We've been working on them all summer and they are nearly done. Now we have one work session left to fini***he job.

The tasks at this session are large but simple, and quite within our grasp IF we have enough people there. We look forward to having you join us for whatever part of the weekend fits your schedule.

Don't be frightened off if you've never done trackwork before. If you can shovel loose dirt into a hole, you can make a vital trackwork contribution during this weekend. If you are a trackwork expert, so much the better.

PLEASE, if you are coming, let me know. It would be a big help in planning to know who will be there each day.

We'll meet at the Rockhill shops at 9 am.

Bring shovels! Come dressed to paint!

Here's the plan.

TRACK 3
We need to:
* Finish inserting new ties into trenches already dug
* Complete spiking begun in August
* Level and align the track
We will assign most of the crew to this team. The tools you need to bring are shovels and work gloves.

ELECTRICIAN'S SHOP
We will:
* Install roof eave trim and south-end battens prepainted at last session.
* Complete the surface preparation begun at last session
* Apply a white primer coat on Saturday
* Apply a finish red coat on Sunday
We can use up to six people on this team. Please bring paint scrapers, heavy duty sanders, hundred-foot extension cords, and hammers. When we fini***he work on the Electrician's Shop building each day, this crew will help the track gang or handle some of the extra tasks, as progress on the track dictates.

GLASS CREW
The glass crew will probably continue work as usual. This is a good assignment for people who are not up to heavy physical labor.

IF TIME ALLOWS
Assuming we have plenty of people and all goes well, additional tasks we may tackle include:
* Priming and painting newly-installed bare wood on the generator room
* Complete final detailing on car shop doors
* Additional carpentry on the south section shed
But we will only do these if the primary tasks are well under control.

CLOTHING AND OTHER DETAILS
Bring painting clothes, and a rain coat in case the weather does not cooperate. (We can do trackwork and carpentry as long as it is not too soggy.) To keep an eye on the upcoming weather, visit www.accuweather.com and enter the Rockhill zip code, 17249.

Bring about $5 for lunch and we can guarantee you will not go hungry!

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 an email to LeeRainey@aol.com in advance to let us know that you are coming. It helps with the planning.

See you there!
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • 305,206 posts
FEBT September Restoration Session - BE THERE!
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 12:59 PM
The next Rockhill work session will take place Saturday, Sunday, September 27-28. We normally work from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday. For this session, we may alter the times a bit, since this is a MAXIMUM EFFORT session.

The chips are down here. We have two projects that we want to showcase for the Fall Spectacular: the reactivated Track 3 and the renovated Electrician's Shop. We've been working on them all summer and they are nearly done. Now we have one work session left to fini***he job.

The tasks at this session are large but simple, and quite within our grasp IF we have enough people there. We look forward to having you join us for whatever part of the weekend fits your schedule.

Don't be frightened off if you've never done trackwork before. If you can shovel loose dirt into a hole, you can make a vital trackwork contribution during this weekend. If you are a trackwork expert, so much the better.

PLEASE, if you are coming, let me know. It would be a big help in planning to know who will be there each day.

We'll meet at the Rockhill shops at 9 am.

Bring shovels! Come dressed to paint!

Here's the plan.

TRACK 3
We need to:
* Finish inserting new ties into trenches already dug
* Complete spiking begun in August
* Level and align the track
We will assign most of the crew to this team. The tools you need to bring are shovels and work gloves.

ELECTRICIAN'S SHOP
We will:
* Install roof eave trim and south-end battens prepainted at last session.
* Complete the surface preparation begun at last session
* Apply a white primer coat on Saturday
* Apply a finish red coat on Sunday
We can use up to six people on this team. Please bring paint scrapers, heavy duty sanders, hundred-foot extension cords, and hammers. When we fini***he work on the Electrician's Shop building each day, this crew will help the track gang or handle some of the extra tasks, as progress on the track dictates.

GLASS CREW
The glass crew will probably continue work as usual. This is a good assignment for people who are not up to heavy physical labor.

IF TIME ALLOWS
Assuming we have plenty of people and all goes well, additional tasks we may tackle include:
* Priming and painting newly-installed bare wood on the generator room
* Complete final detailing on car shop doors
* Additional carpentry on the south section shed
But we will only do these if the primary tasks are well under control.

CLOTHING AND OTHER DETAILS
Bring painting clothes, and a rain coat in case the weather does not cooperate. (We can do trackwork and carpentry as long as it is not too soggy.) To keep an eye on the upcoming weather, visit www.accuweather.com and enter the Rockhill zip code, 17249.

Bring about $5 for lunch and we can guarantee you will not go hungry!

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 an email to LeeRainey@aol.com in advance to let us know that you are coming. It helps with the planning.

See you there!

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