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    Monorail Orange

    Nothing earth shattering to report here. I just thought I'd post a semi-recent pic of Monorail Orange for anyone who is interested. To the best of my knowledge, it has been gutted for its parts and remains a shell of its former self. What remains continues to sit exposed to the elements in North Hollywood, CA at one of WDI's facilities.

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    Re: Monorail Orange

    Interesting!

    Unusually and exceedingly peculiar and altogether quite impossible to describe...



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    Re: Monorail Orange

    Monorails are always cool! Even torn up ones.


    This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

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    Re: Monorail Orange

    I wonder how long untill they are done.. and disney ebays the monorail.. (I will take the cab.. LOL)

    this is interesting...

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    Re: Monorail Orange

    Stuck in the valley - SAD!

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    Re: Monorail Orange

    Has it not been sitting there for like 2 years now?

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    Re: Monorail Orange

    Thanks for the pic!

    I rode Orange a day or two before it was taken down. A group of us had the tail seats, and a friend of ours was driving.

    It was a wonderfully memorable goodbye.

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    Re: Monorail Orange

    I posted this a while back...


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    Re: Monorail Orange

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyphile
    Poor Monorail Orange.

    But, he's giving life to a whole new fleet of monorails. And that's a good thing.
    Actually, I think transportation vehicles like this are referred to as "she". But yes, she has sacrificed herself so that a whole new fleet of monorails can be created. It would be painful to see her in such shambles, but just knowing that she's like that so that they can build a whole new fleet is very encouraging. And I think the reason for the "she" designation, at least for cars, is that a lot of guys attach a sentimental value to some of the more performance-oriented models of cars and it'd be kind of awkward if cars were designated as "he". Since big, powerful vehicles are referred to in the female sense, it doesn't feel as awkward to us to become emotionally attached to one.

    Wasn't Monorail Orange the one that some driver took for a joyride one time long ago?
    Last edited by Athlonacon; 08-05-2005 at 08:43 AM.

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    Re: Monorail Orange

    Quote Originally Posted by Athlonacon

    Wasn't Monorail Orange the one that some driver took for a joyride one time long ago?

    Yes, that did happen around 1990/91. P4 all the way from the hotel to TL Station (which is pretty darn fast around those curves). Side tires were blown.

    From the photo posted, it looks like just the body shells are sitting outside. Earlier photos showed both the shells and the chassis sitting out there. I'm wondering if they're just building all new chassis/controls and are going to re-use the fiberglass bodies over a new chassis.

    The old chassis are 38 years old and belonged to the Mark III's. The fiberglass was just a refit over them. I could see budget minded Disney creating all new innards and ride controls and slapping the old Mark V body on top of them.

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    Re: Monorail Orange

    Quote Originally Posted by FormerDiz
    Yes, that did happen around 1990/91. P4 all the way from the hotel to TL Station (which is pretty darn fast around those curves). Side tires were blown.

    From the photo posted, it looks like just the body shells are sitting outside. Earlier photos showed both the shells and the chassis sitting out there. I'm wondering if they're just building all new chassis/controls and are going to re-use the fiberglass bodies over a new chassis.

    The old chassis are 38 years old and belonged to the Mark III's. The fiberglass was just a refit over them. I could see budget minded Disney creating all new innards and ride controls and slapping the old Mark V body on top of them.
    I heard that too...

    I would literaly murder them if that did happen.

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