Reconditioning 98 727: Restoration of the driver’s cab completed

The firebox is meanwhile welded and back in Kranichstein (no picture).

After all rivets were set, the cab was completely painted in black. In addition to the upper and lower parts, this also includes various add-on parts such as the installation boxes for the radio and the “inductive train protection” (Indusi) (picture below right).

After painting, the cab was covered with wooden slats. The recess visible in the middle picture below is intended for the skylight through which the cab is ventilated.

This completes the “shell” of the driver’s cab. The next step is to finish the interior. This will not take place until after the chassis and boiler have been assembled at the Railway Museum.
Therefore, the cabin was brought back to Kranichstein by truck from the site of the International Federation a few weeks ago. Once there, it was temporarily stored on the undercarriage.

We would like to thank the International Federation Darmstadt, its trainees and the training manager, Mr. Dilling, for the excellent support during the restoration of the driver’s cab. Also the company Meister, Dieburg for the transport.

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