C.P. Huntington Trains

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 8:23 AM
Cypress received #334 and #335. They are both black and silver with chrome trim.

Here is a photo of the two in the chance factory: http://www.bjwrr.com/ontrack/chancefactory-2-lg.jpg

This is #336 sitting next to the Cypress trains in the factory: http://www.bjwrr.com/ontrack/chancefactory-1-lg.jpg It went to the Potawatomi Zoo in Indiana.

If you go to this website done by Ed Kelly. There is a short little paragraph or two about the C.P. Hutnington trains in the Ottaway Article.

http://www.bjwrr.com/ontrack/ottaway-chance.htm

Chris

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 3:37 PM
Engineer Chris, in case you didn't see it, I sent you a PM.
"Life's What You Make It, So Let's Make It Rock!"
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 4:13 PM
Dannerman, I did not see it.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 9:33 PM
On the right, there should be a box that says 'Private Messages', and underneath that it will show you if you have any new ones. Just click on the word 'New' to view them. I'll try re-sending again just in case.
"Life's What You Make It, So Let's Make It Rock!"
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005 9:50 PM
That's the paint scheme that Guy Leavitt chose for the Encanto Park operation. It's an improvement over the red and baby blue, but there are better paint schemes out there.
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Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:11 AM
About ten years ago, I hauled a Crown locomotive and tender from Ligonier PA to Remlinger Farms in Carnation WA. Also picked up 35,000 lbs. rail in MI to go with it. Pretty sure it's still there.
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Thursday, February 10, 2005 9:15 AM
rollergator's avatar Here's a good pic of the one train operating at CGAP...there's a pic or two of the other one as well, but this is the best one I got of theirs...

http://www.pbase.com/rollergator/image/39071599

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Thursday, February 10, 2005 3:33 PM
Here's a link to Remlinger Farms. It sure looks different than it did at Idlewild.http://wasteam.railfan.net/home.html
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Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:20 PM
The Cypress Gardens photos are excellent!

I like it when operations have two trains and you can see the other train on the siding.

I remember riding behing the Little Toot Crown at Idlewild Park. She was a beauty. I also remember when it was on display for a while after it was replaced by the two C.P. Huntingtons they have now. Do you have any photos of the Crown when she was at Idlewild?

Chris

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Friday, February 11, 2005 2:07 PM
Check this site out http://ferrari3.tripod.com/Littletootagnes.html It's self explanetory.
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Friday, February 11, 2005 2:54 PM
rollergator's avatar Chris, I've never been to Idlewild (yet!), but somewhere inside the *tempermental* laptop there's pics of the trains from Sandy Lake, Wild Adventures, and prob. even a couple others...someday I'll get them all up on the pbase site, which has been EXPANDED recently to include the most recent PPP (with GAdv, Dorney and Clementon), Lakemont, and even some from the craziest coaster trip I've been a part of, the infamous *Con-Quest*...uploading from work being infinitely faster...:)

edit: Also a couple cool pics from the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA and from the coal fires from under the town in PA whose name I seem to have lost...;)

*** Edited 2/11/2005 7:56:06 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008 1:17 AM
Mokey Choate in Arkansas has 13 of the old C.P. Huntington Trains. All are in service at various zoos in the south. He also buys and sells an occasional train but mostly leases them to zoos around the south. All of his trains are in great shape, I think some are diesel and some are gas. He uses the chance coaches with his locomotives. He handles the trains, coaches, track everything. If you want to contact him about any of the engines he has or have any questions about a train, you can contact him at Bigmokey@yahoo.com. I do know that he owns the Train that came from the Heritage place that Jim and Tammy Faye Baker owned so if your wondering where that one went, he has it......As for the other 12, you can call him at 501-690-8787 and he can tell you which ones he has.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008 7:29 PM
I know Mokey, the firm I used to work for bought the 40' Allen Herschell carousel that he had in Burns Park Funland from him.
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Friday, August 20, 2010 11:22 AM

Hi Folks,


What I can tell you bout this trains in Germany is, here are two theme Parks running them, the Heide-Park and Europa-Park. I don’t know the Circuit in Heide-Park very well, but I guess they have three Trains with five cars each running.

Europa-Park, Germany’s biggest theme park, ist kind of a special place about these trains. The Park opened in 1975 as a small Leasure Park in an old castle garden and had one Chance-Train operating on a circuit all around it. The Park developed so successfully, that right the next season there was need for a second train. A third, fourth and at last a fifth train came to the Park over the years, all five of them operating with six cars and, on very busy days, simultaneously. The Park nowadays has four train stations, and the trains do a pretty good job as people movers during the day, or in the evenings to transport guests from the hotel resort to special events at locations all over the area.

Greetings,
Herman

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Friday, August 20, 2010 10:37 PM

Little Americka in Marshal WI has a CP Huntington decked out as a replica of the 119 Golden Spike special. It is hardly out much but I got a glimpse of it on my Youtube vids. Its kept in the Loco shop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25m7pvb6NXI

Last edited by Charles Nungester, Friday, August 20, 2010 10:40 PM
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Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:58 PM

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