Mystery streamlined Vulcan Oaks PA

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, September 02, 2019 9:06 PM

I believe this has been confirmed as one of the three surviving power units for the 'Gimbels Flyer' trains at the 1939 World's Fair.  The other two went to Kennywood and one of those was slated to become a "Thomas" a couple of years ago.

Superstructure was built by Cagney's.

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Posted by seppburgh2 on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 1:31 PM
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 4:00 PM

Good stuff seppburgh!

I wonder if the people who own that Vulcan now, whoever they are, know just what they've got?  

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Posted by 54light15 on Friday, September 06, 2019 3:44 PM

Interesting how such a miniature amusement park train has such a wide gauge of track. Could it have been standard gauge? 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, September 06, 2019 4:55 PM

You know, that's a very good question.  Next time I'm up that way I'll try and swing by with a tape measure.  Won't be right away though.

However, according to this, it's 36" gauge.

https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/City-Guide/July-2018/Thomas-Town-Ride-the-Rails-in-Kennywoods-New-Spot/  

But I'll bring a tape measure just to be sure!

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Posted by seppburgh2 on Friday, September 06, 2019 8:14 PM

Look forward to your update!

 

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