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Monon Transfer Caboose 81551 / Monon DS-50 and #81551 Restoration Work
« Last Post by Rick Berg on June 23, 2021, 09:31:23 am »
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 toddfcn@gmail.com or (219) 616-0148.

Thank you.  HVRM Staff.
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Monon EMD SW1 DS-50 / Monon DS-50 and #81551 Restoration Work
« Last Post by George Lortz 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 toddfcn@gmail.com or (219) 616-0148.

Thank you.  HVRM Staff.
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Rolling Stock / Re: White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Last Post by Ryan Rybarczyk on June 19, 2021, 02:17:08 pm »
I think Mont once said that they were an off-white color...not light gray though.
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Rolling Stock / Re: White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Last Post by Les Beckman on June 18, 2021, 05:50:57 pm »
Stew -

Good question.  The "white" band at the top of Nickel Plate Road cabooses that highlighted the "Nickel Plate High Speed Service" was actually light gray and not white.  Perhaps the white band on the Monon box cars was light gray too. 

Les
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Rolling Stock / Re: White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Last Post by Stew Winstandley on June 18, 2021, 03:02:21 pm »
Were the stripes white or light gray?
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Rolling Stock / Re: White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Last Post by Les Beckman on June 17, 2021, 03:16:50 pm »
Thanks Ryan!


Les
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Rolling Stock / Re: White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Last Post by Ryan Rybarczyk on June 17, 2021, 11:32:59 am »
I believe they started in 1952 but someone can check me on that.
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Rolling Stock / White Stripe "The Hoosier Line" box cars
« Last Post by Les Beckman on June 16, 2021, 06:54:05 pm »
Can anyone tell me what year the Monon started painting "The Hoosier Line" in the white stripe at the top of their boxcars?  I'm sure that this has been asked before (and answered), but I can't seem to find it on the MONON BOARD.

Thanks!


Les
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N Scale Monon / Re: Atlas Monon C420s
« Last Post by David Longest on June 10, 2021, 11:36:52 pm »
I purchased the N scale C420 and love it.  The latest Hoosier Line has a great article that discusses the pros and cons of the engine.  I am not concerned with the more technical aspects as my very small track is shared by my 7 year old grandson and five year old granddaughter.  Oh, the Monon engines are high and dry and safe.
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General Operatons / Re: Removed rail from siding in New Albany
« Last Post by David Longest on June 10, 2021, 02:51:34 pm »
My question to those from N A to Mitchell is: has the sidings been removed in your area from the Monon trackage?  It appears that the siding in the Vernia mileage (MP324) had been removed and north of McDonald Lane in New Albany still has the siding. 
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