Monorail repair

Train collision

The Seattle Monorail was originally built in 1962 for Seattle World’s Fair by German manufacturer, Alweg. In November 2005, the two trains collided on their tracks, damaging passenger and maintenance doors.

It was re-opened in August of 2006, just in time to serve the popular Bumbershoot Music Festival on Labor Day Weekend.

Luke led a team of skilled metal fabricators, working side by side with aircraft mechanics, to fabricate new maintenance doors for the trains.

The latches, control arms, and hinge systems needed to remain correct to the original, using materials and techniques not commonly in use anymore, such as Duralum, an obsolete aluminum alloy used in manufacturing zeppelins.