Kennywood car for sale on eBay

Friday, September 9, 2005 3:33 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/KENNYWOOD-STEEL-PHANTOM-CAR_W0QQitemZ6206869072QQcategoryZ13996QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

Does anyone know if this is the real yellow they used?

Ahhh, I miss mil. force freak!! http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=30278

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Friday, September 9, 2005 4:05 PM
wow, I thought they just painted the old trains blue, but I guess they replaced them entirely? Neato. Nevermind, foud my answer in the old thread. *** Edited 9/9/2005 8:09:30 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
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Friday, September 9, 2005 4:30 PM
I can confirm:

Completely New Trains

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Friday, September 9, 2005 4:52 PM
They had 2 trains for the Steel Phantom. One yellow and one blue. But due to low ridership, they hardly used both trains at once.
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Friday, September 9, 2005 5:00 PM
But now that Phantom is *phixed*, they need two trains running most of the time! :)

bill, pheeling the phall, getting ready phor the phlight of the Phoenix... ;)

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Friday, September 9, 2005 5:02 PM
If you want to get technical, Morgan kept the chassis from the old trains and put a new fiberglass body and restraints on top, which explains why they didn't use their standard 6-passenger coaches for the ride.
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Friday, September 9, 2005 5:11 PM
Actually, Ted, that isn't right.

They were incompletely new trains. They changed out the bodies, not the chassis. In fact, the chassis that carried the car being sold is still in operation today.

Well, maybe not TODAY, as the park is closed at the moment. But you know what I mean. It's running on the Phantom's Revenge.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, September 9, 2005 7:03 PM

razore86 said:
They had 2 trains for the Steel Phantom. One yellow and one blue. But due to low ridership, they hardly used both trains at once.

No, there were two yellow trains and two blue trains. The blue ones replaced the yellow ones, then the green/purple ones replaced the top half of the blue ones.

The low ridership didn't come on strong until the last couple years. There were plenty times that both yellow or both blue trains were running.

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Friday, September 9, 2005 11:09 PM
Techinally, Dave, it's not running, it's rolling... since we are all being techincal here.

It's friday... my smarta$$ popped out.

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Saturday, September 10, 2005 8:39 PM
Looks like something my cats would sleep in. :-)

-Tina

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 12:17 PM
What fun is it without the chasis to run it? If you have to build the chasis you might as well build the rest of the car yourself! It would really make a great display item for a museum. It would drive me nuts if I owned a car that didn't run!
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:28 PM
I was just sitting here thinking - ok so I buy the coaster car - then what? Make a flower box out of it?

I can't believe they took the wheels/chassis off of it.. :(

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Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:41 PM
That's because the wheels and chassis are still being used on Phantom's Revenge!
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 10:08 PM
Suggestions:
1) Cut holes in the bottom and make a Flintstone mobile out of it. (Let's ride with the family down the street...).

2) Make the necessary additions/adjustments and turn it into a 4-person paddleboat.

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Monday, September 12, 2005 12:01 AM
The chassis won't do you any good unless you have a track to put it on.

So what you need to do is set the thing on a dune buggy chassis or something like that and build it up so you can drive it to Kennywood!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, September 12, 2005 12:05 AM

They were incompletely new trains. They changed out the bodies, not the chassis. In fact, the chassis that carried the car being sold is still in operation today.

I was always under the impression that the timeline went like this:

1) Original Arrow Trains
2) Completely New Arrow Trains (Not long before closing)
3) Morgan Trains built on the Arrow wheel assemby

I have talked about this with some of those pretty close to the park, and this is the best I could ever come up with.

Doesn't neccesarily mean it's correct :)

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Monday, September 12, 2005 8:49 AM
1991 - Original yellow Arrow Trains.

1995 - New blue Arrow bodies, same chassis.

2001 - New Morgan bodies, still same chassis.

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Monday, September 12, 2005 10:20 AM

RideMan said:
The chassis won't do you any good unless you have a track to put it on.

So what you need to do is set the thing on a dune buggy chassis or something like that and build it up so you can drive it to Kennywood!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


LOL The best idea yet! I can just imagine the looks on peoples faces with you driving around in that thing and parking it in Kennywoods lot!

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Monday, September 12, 2005 10:43 AM
^LOL! RGB. I was thinking more of a soap box derby type of thing. Weeee!

-Tina

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Monday, September 12, 2005 1:33 PM
How about making them into Turn-of-the-Century, (the most recent one, anyway) Amish Horse Buggies! Man, I bet the Yoders would love that!
jk...


-Mark

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