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Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update Mar 19, 2022
« on: March 20, 2022, 08:43:27 am »

Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update

Update by Les Beckman
Mar 19, 2022

Tom Rainford (left) and David Miller, try to get number plate holders removed from rear headlight casing from the replacement cab.  Note that the glass number plate is painted over in this view.

After finally getting the holders removed and the glass plate separated, Dave is shown cleaning up one of the holders.

Jason Jordan is shown needle scaling old paint from one end of the DS-50.

The doors in the sloped section located between the cab and the hood of DS-50 are shown removed in this photo.  For orientation, the removed cab would have been to the left in this photo, while the hood over the diesel power plant would have been to the right.  This sloped section also suffered damage in the accident that happened when Monon DS-50 was being moved by truck from Noblesville to Logansport, which was not immediately apparent.  When the replacement cab was located and purchased, the damage to the sloped section was discovered at HVRM and a call to the company from which the location was located, said that this sloped section had already been put into a dumpster.  Fortunately, the call came in time and it was removed.

In the last report, we mentioned that the EMD's fuel tank had been set on its side and this shot shows Mark Belmonte removing old, dried oil along with rust, from the bottom of the tank.

Much more still to do, but we're getting there!
« Last Edit: March 20, 2022, 08:53:33 am by Rick Berg »

Chuck Stewart

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Re: Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update Mar 19, 2022
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2022, 06:35:52 am »
Thanks, Rick! 

George Lortz

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Re: Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update Mar 19, 2022
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2022, 01:02:54 am »
Thanks Rick and Les.  When DS-50 makes her first run as a fully-restored locomotive, all this documentation will make a great history.

George L.