Author Topic: Monon DS-50 and #81551 Restoration Work  (Read 59 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Rick Berg

  • Global Admin.
  • Monon Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 558
    • Rick's MONON Railroad Site
Monon DS-50 and #81551 Restoration Work
« 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.