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Date: 10/28/17 19:17
Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: mikecnorthwest

...I'm sure glad there are still trains like this (Oregon Zoo) where dads and moms can take their young ones on a fun family train ride.




Date: 10/28/17 19:24
Re: Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: PHall

Hello, Oregon Zoo? The 50's called, they want their train back!



Date: 10/28/17 19:44
Re: Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: up833

Is the full length open now? Didn't it use to go to the Rose Garden?
Been to long...RB



Date: 10/28/17 20:22
Re: Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: Railfan2

how dare them steal the aeortrain from the Rock Island lol



Date: 10/28/17 22:52
Re: Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: mikecnorthwest

It no longer goes to the rose garden. I was told that the track was unstable due to soil issues and it's too expensive to fix. Still a fun ride though.



Date: 10/29/17 00:15
Re: Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

PHall Wrote:
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> Hello, Oregon Zoo? The 50's called, they want
> their train back!

LOLOL!! That is a very funny comment, and the funniest
one you have ever written! Thanks! LOL!

Railfan2 Wrote:
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> how dare them steal the aeortrain from the Rock
> Island lol

LOL! And the Rock Island really wants to come back, and
bring the serotrain with it, and the "Golden State", too!

mikecnorthwest Wrote:
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> It no longer goes to the rose garden. I was told
> that the track was unstable due to soil issues and
> it's too expensive to fix. Still a fun ride
> though.

"Too expensive" is only applied to things we ordinary
people want and need, and not ever to anything the mega-
wealthy want. The cost of repairing that roadbed would
not even be chickenfeed to one of them. They could easily
afford it, and if the Zoo is an official non-profit, a
mega-wealthy person could then take it off their tax return.

In any case, I, too am glad this wonderful train is still running.



Date: 10/29/17 07:51
Re: Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: SN711

Rode the identical train at the Knowland Park Zoo in Oakland , CA many times as a youngster.

Gary



Date: 10/29/17 19:19
Re: Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: 567Chant

I've ridden the prototype -
http://www.ipernity.com/doc/301309/15803689
...Lorenzo



Date: 10/30/17 03:15
Re: Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: Bob3985

My dad ride the Rock Island Aerotrain from Joliet into Chicago for a while and he decided to change to the GM&O's heavyweight coaches because the Aerotrain rode so rough o the Rock Island's tracks.
Also let us not forget the Union Pacific's effort with this style train on the City of Las Vegas as well.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 10/30/17 19:22
Re: Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: ChrisCampi

SN711 Wrote:
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> Rode the identical train at the Knowland Park Zoo
> in Oakland , CA many times as a youngster.
>
> Gary

I rode this version many times as a child. Great ride. Much more attractive then anything Amtrak runs these days :-)



Date: 10/31/17 20:14
Re: Not exactly like Tehachapi but...
Author: taildragger

Is that track switch not set the wrong way?



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