Photos from PTC factory tour online

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2001 4:31 AM | Contributed by Fierce Pancake

Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters offered a fascinating factory tour to ACE members as part of CoasterCon 24. Couldn't make it? Wanna see the historical trains they had on display? SixFlagsHouston.Com now has many photographs from this event online.

Link: SixFlagsHouston.Com

Tuesday, July 17, 2001 6:40 AM
Awsome

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"Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 7:35 AM
If it's not obvious where this segment is, click "Coaster Event Photos" and it'll appear on the navigation menu.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 9:06 AM
Cool photos!!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 10:07 AM
The tour was self-guided, though they were nice enough to label the trains. Most of the machinery in the shop was fairly evident what it was for. It's not a big facility, it appears all PTC does these days is make and service trains.

They fed us though, big sandwhiches, even bigger pretzels, and all the birch beer we could quaff. Birch beer is similiar to root beer, though it's clear. Was all over the place in PA, but I've never seen it where I come from.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 10:51 AM
Yes they had some really good sandwhiches! :)
The Zingo train was really cool to see...it really did get fried. ;)

Also they had Alex Nagel's Boulderdash picture in a huge standup frame sorta thing. It was really cool. :)

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Ryan
Webmaster/Admin SFWoA.com
http://www.sfwoa.com
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 10:51 AM
Birch beer is WAY better than root beer! Cool photos, THANKS!

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rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 4:37 AM
Fierce Pancake,
you can buy birch beer here in Missouri but it is not clear, but, the same color as root beer. Did the bottles have a blue label with a scene of a cowboy on it? Just curious as to if the PA birch beer is the same as the MO birch beer, execpt for the color of course.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 6:10 AM
We never drank it out of bottles. The PTC guys had a couple kegs of the stuff. While at Knoebels they serve white birch beer from the fountains (and blue birch beer somewhere in the park).
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 10:45 AM
Awesome. You have to love PTC trains!

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CDNSN
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Thursday, July 19, 2001 12:26 PM
Nice pictures. I need to go there sometime! Next time I'm in Philadelphia!

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The Jet Coaster ROARS!
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Thursday, July 19, 2001 3:53 PM
I met this guy at the SFA Batwing walkback. His newly added SFA page also has some awesome pictures.

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Batwing-Bow Down
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