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    Cool The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    Caught a very interesting story on someone who has 2 peoplemover carriages .. and is painstakingly restoring them.

    More here - Davelandblog: Kevin Doherty & The PeopleMover Project

    And I believe the first carriage restored is this one - ("10B" I believe):



    And this looks to be "10C" ..........



    Now .. wouldn't it be cool if both could be hooked up .... and given some sort of track to move around in?

    Someone at another discussion forums alluded to it, but the article says nothing about building a track for it. But the idea would be nice.

    If this person is in Southern California .. I would happily volunteer my time, my hands .. to help.

    It would be a labor of love!
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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    That's awesome! How I envy the guy that can go out to his backyard, and just sit in his own 'People Mover'! Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    At the bottom of that article were two links, which do not work.

    But I remembered seeing a lone yellow, restored car in a simple google search, not long ago, and put two and two together. And with this google search ... it's pretty obvious these 2 cars are indeed 10B and 10C

    This looks to be 10C from that same photobucket account:




    10B ...............




    10C ....................





    10B ...........................
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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    Simply awesome!

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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    Maybe Disneyland will let them bring those 2 cars and run them on the track again! I know, it's a pipe dream, but you have to have dreams!!

    Idea! Disneyland can sell them all the old cars and let them fix them up with their own money, and then let the nice folks donate them back to get the ride regenerated again! Because you know that is the only way that would happen with a corporation like that, lol!
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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    I've seen these reports over at Daveland (and elsewhere) and they sure do make me mighty wistful.
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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    man this is so BadA$$

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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    It's nice to see these historic pieces of Disneyland live on!
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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    Always thought the PeopleMover cars and a Skyway cab would make great gazebos for a backyard! How nice to see one looking so good!

    Thanks for the pictures.

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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    Quote Originally Posted by phi1215 View Post
    Maybe Disneyland will let them bring those 2 cars and run them on the track again!
    The owner would no doubt make them handle his 2 peoplemover cars like handling a baby.

    The hard part though .. would be making a "makeshift" drive system that would temporarily be mounted to the undercarriage ... that would work with Rocket Rod's tubular/pipe track .. which remains.

    The mere idea is fascinating! Not that Disneyland or the owner are even seriously considering it (for all we know) ... but just to see this lone little 2-car train gliding along to grab some video or pics from ground level .. would be cool.

    I could see a few Disney VIPs and selected people taking a tour one more time ... before Tomorrowland goes through it's impending renovation.

    Since most of the 1967 Tomorrowland remains intact .. one little send-off ride for VIPs, for a week or two would be a "farewell" to Tomorrowland .. before it goes through a radical change.

    Idea! Disneyland can sell them all the old cars
    Uh-oh .. once you read the entire article ... you're not going to be pleased to know what happened with the other 60 ... of the 62 trains.

    I say 60 instead of 61 ... because for years (don't know about now) ... one train sat at the entrance into the TDA building. I have no idea if it still resides there ... or if it has been "put away somewhere".
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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    Jealous!

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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomorrowland_1967 View Post

    I say 60 instead of 61 ... because for years (don't know about now) ... one train sat at the entrance into the TDA building. I have no idea if it still resides there ... or if it has been "put away somewhere".
    I thought I had read somewhere that a couple were used backstage as lunch tables, and two of them were canabalized for parts and are used at the Little Green Man store as service counters..
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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    Quote Originally Posted by ttrocc7007 View Post
    I thought I had read somewhere that a couple were used backstage as lunch tables, and two of them were canabalized for parts and are used at the Little Green Man store as service counters..
    Then I guess that's 59 trains that were thrown away, instead of 60.

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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

    Magnificent!

    While I'd love to have one of these, I think I'd prefer to have an Atommobile. Imagine all you could do in it from watch movies, play video games, to read a book, to sip tea, etc.

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    Re: The 1967 Peoplemover lives on - ("backyard restoration" project)

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    Magnificent!

    While I'd love to have one of these, I think I'd prefer to have an Atommobile. Imagine all you could do in it from watch movies, play video games, to read a book, to sip tea, etc.
    I've always thought an Atommobile/Doom Buggy would be an awesome addition to the living room as well!

    It would be great if it could tilt back and spin around, too.

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