Kennywood Coaster Car for sale

Tuesday, July 29, 2003 5:02 PM
I thought some people here might be interested to know that there's a coaster car from Kennywood's The Dipper for sale on a certain online auction site. Since I don't know if I can say the name of the auction site, I won't, but it's the most popular one for auctions from cd's to books to wow this! It looks to be authentic. Also, the car is from an Andy Vettel designed coaster which operated from 1948 to 1984, so maybe any historians here could alert the proper collectors about this valuable piece of coaster history. It would be nice for it to find a good home. By the way, I'm not affiliated with this auction seller...just saw it a few minutes ago for the first time and thought some of you might want to know about it.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 5:41 PM
No need for mystery or anything of that ilk...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3619576742&category=13878

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*** This post was edited by redman822 7/29/2003 9:42:55 PM ***

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 6:11 PM
George, bringin' the information to the information Age....thanks....:)
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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 6:17 PM
ok cool...thanks george

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 8:50 PM
I thought Kennywood still had the cars from the Dipper? Or is this the car that was sold at the auction of CCI?

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 8:58 PM
This is the nose car from the PTC style Jr woodie. Dipper that aparently burned at Kennywood.

The car is in relitvly good shape however I tried several times to get the bars to raise and couldn't. The track needed for this car is the same style as Beastie and Scoobys ghoster coaster with the flanged wheels.

Interestingly.Both axels on the car are articulated with full tilting and steering capablity. which means the car could actually run backward also.

This is the car that was sold at the CCI Auction and I do the original price paid for it but will not disclose that information.

Chuck, proud owner of the prototype tub of the UNDERGROUND coaster/darkride..

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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 9:01 PM

On a further note. I would have hoped that the purchaser would have been in it more for preservation than PROFIT.

The dipper car is historical in that the coaster does not exist anymore.

Chuck, who bought his tub purely for preservation purposes and says there was a nose car at the auction of a NAD Centruy Flyer that needed restoring but was also historical.


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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 9:27 PM

Charles Nungester said:
This is the nose car from the PTC style Jr woodie. Dipper that aparently burned at Kennywood. ...

The Dipper didn't burn down. It was removed, along with the Calypso, to make room for the Raging Rapids, and is rumored to be in storage.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 9:39 PM
Thanks Lost Phantom

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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 9:42 PM
Anytime Charles.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003 10:44 PM
I always thought Kennywood was obligated to keep their rides. Aren't they historical landmarks? Perhaps all of this took place before the "historical landmarking?"

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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 6:37 AM
The Dipper was removed after the 1983 season, along with the Starview Plaza to accomadate the building or the rapids ride. It was before the historic landmark designation.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 8:14 AM
The fire you mentioned was the old band shell. It was right next to the Dipper. But the Dipper itself was never damaged. I really like KW's rafting ride, but I still think they made a mistake taking out the Dipper. It was probably the finest Compact Coaster ever designed and built. (I've heard it referred to as a Junior Coaster, but as that term is commonly used today, there was nothing Junior about it. Certainly back then, it was not a kiddieland ride.)
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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 5:18 PM
I sooooooo wish I was rich. I always wanted to have a recreation room in my house with historical artifacts from parks. This Dipper car would be perfect!

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:45 AM

Charles Nungester said:

On a further note. I would have hoped that the purchaser would have been in it more for preservation than PROFIT.

Being a bit naive, Chuck?

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:48 AM
No offense and all, but what n the hecks would you do with a coaster car?

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Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:54 AM
DD....Chuck is hoping someone would buy it for preservation purposes (tax-deductible donation to ACE museum perhaps).

ophtodoc is assuming that it would be purchased for resale. He's probably right, but I'd like to believe there's a chance of the former happening...

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