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 Post subject: Great America Custom Fabricators Train Cab Ride
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:39 am 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYf68sDdZsE

The Custom Fabricators train set from Great America (Santa Clara) still pulling passengers at the Kirby Family Farm Railroad in Williston, Florida.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:40 pm 
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Thank you for letting us know about this video. I loved riding that train at Great America since the park opened in 1976. It's still painful to visit the park and see that there is no longer a train ride there.

Poor management at Great America has really hurt that park over the years. :( It has been getting better but it's still a shadow of itself compared to the Marriott days.

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it is interesting to see how differently Great America built the excursion cars compared to Disneyland. Very similar, but very different. The bars holding the roof look like they are welded to the chair base instead of flowing as part of the chair back. The chair bases are definitely squared and don't have the curve Disneyland's do. Can't remember if there is lighting inside or if they are dark or if there is a speaker system.

Glad to see the engine is still running even though it is a steam outline on a diesel engine.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:20 pm 
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IDMT129 wrote:
Can't remember if there is lighting inside or if they are dark or if there is a speaker system.


Yes, the cars did have lights inside and a PA system.

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