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George Lortz

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Monon DS-50 and #81551 Restoration Work
« on: June 21, 2021, 12:27:07 pm »
The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum (HVRM), located in North Judson, IN, has announced that regularly-scheduled work sessions will begin soon for museum members and other volunteers to start the teardown process of Monon SW1 #DS-50 as well as former-Monon transfer caboose #81551.  You are invited to help with these efforts.

Work sessions will generally be three-day events over a Friday to Sunday weekend, although volunteers are also welcome to participate for just one or two of those scheduled days.  Some of the upcoming work on DS-50 will include removing air, mechanical and electrical components from the damaged cab as well as the replacement cab; cab floor removal; underframe cleaning for air and fuel tank reinstallation; step well and pilot repair; car body removal and much more.  Tentative work sessions have been scheduled for:

June 26th-28th
July 16th-18th
July 30th-August 1st

There is something fun for every skill level!  If you need additional information about the restoration work, you are welcome to contact HVRM President, Todd Flanigan, at or (219) 616-0148.

Thank you.  HVRM Staff.