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Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update Jan 29, 2022
« on: January 30, 2022, 06:54:17 am »


Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update

Update by Les Beckman
Jan 29, 2022




All the old batteries were removed from the unit and the battery box given a thorough cleaning.





As some are probably aware, all of the steps on DS-50 had to be torched off so that the unit could be moved by truck.
Those steps now all have to be straightened and fit into place and then welded back on.
This photo shows Todd Flanigan torching off a small section of the steps for a better fit.






Ben Harleman is shown in the doing some further work on the steps.





Eventually the steps on the rear platform on the fireman's side, were tweaked into position and welded into place.
Only three more sets of steps to go!






All of the items on the cab deck have to be removed before the replacement cab can be put into place.
In this photo Mark Belmonte is shown working on some of the piping.






Finally, Todd is shown in the last photo, marking the line where the cuts will be made to put the replacement cab into position.

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Ryan Rybarczyk

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Re: Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2022, 02:19:52 pm »
Excellent update - would be great to see The Lynne behind this.

George Lortz

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Re: Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2022, 11:18:22 am »
Way to go HVRM!  With Monon DS-50, caboose #81515 and box car #1220 it seems like a future Monon train at HVRM may be a possibility.  Keep us posted on future work sessions for these.

George L.