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  • #21
    Last edited by figment1986; 02-19-2005, 12:02 PM.


    • #22
      Hello all,
      Yes, the online photo is in b/w. I can repost in color l8r 2nite. To see a larger view, you need to click on either the icon or the words "click to enlarge" I sincerely hope that people realize that already, but you never know. As far as the confusion with regards to price, my site, exists mostly as a place to sell prints from events that I have shot. Disney, as I have learned in the past, likes seeing lots of disclaimers on site that remotely look like they might be selling an image from a park and that Disney did not approve of the photo. I have to worry because of my profession. If you notice when you poke around my site, there are photos from triathlons that I have photographed on property. I have the written o.k. to sel lthose images, as does the photo vendor for the event (I do the marketing phtotographer for the event management co). disney did have final say whether a photo could be sold or not that was produced on their property (more concerned about improper images). If I was just Joe Tourist and found the dump site while on a helicopter rental ride, well, different story, but eventually Disney lawyers would find out if the image was for sale or not. As for the graveyard reference, to me items that Disney put in a canopied area of the cast parking lot to eventually sell to the cast members/public, does not constitute a "graveyard" regardless of what they want to call it. Come on, if the items are ever coming back out, is it really a graveyard? The area that you are thinking of now has a large warehouse style building there which is used to house the items that will eventually be put up for sale, auction, etc.

      Well, enough typing for now, gotta get back to looking through a bunch of photos, only 300 more to go until the good ol trusty Mac takes over and does stuff automatically for me.

      Type with you all soon,


      • #23
        There are some great pics on my site (see my sig)

        And here are some others from another board I visit.

        Special thanks to Invero for posting thease on

        Originally posted by Invero
        The following pictures are from the secret warehouse... sorry for the quality... there was lots of dust, and it was my old camera.
        (Taken by me, with permission from Disney... the watermarks are just there to prevent folks from stealing them and using them)


        • #24
          Here is a pic of the new controls at the MK Monorail station that control the new gates.


          • #25
            Is Monorail Yellow's control system still unique?


            • #26
              I read on another thread that the monorails at WDW were different then the ones at DL? Is the difference huge, or just slightly tweaked? Are we talking train difference or beam difference?
              As nice as the other parks are, we must always remember that it all began at Disneyland. Disneyland should be the crown jewel in the Disney crown.


              • #27
                Size and design, seating least those are the apparent diferences from the point of view of this humble guest.


                • #28
                  The monorails between WDW and DL are completely different. DL's trains are MUCH smaller, and they also are not as advanced as the WDW trains. The WDW trains are tall enough for you to stand up while riding, and they also offer normal seating. However, the Tokyo Disney Resort Line is by far the coolest of all the monorail systems. You can walk from car to car, and they even have Mickey shaped windows.


                  • #29
                    Originally posted by Bill
                    However, the Tokyo Disney Resort Line is by far the coolest of all the monorail systems. You can walk from car to car, and they even have Mickey shaped windows.

                    And also the straps that you hold onto if your standing have Mickey shaped rings on them.


                    • #30
                      Originally posted by drnilescrane
                      Is Monorail Yellow's control system still unique?
                      You mean the new touch screen controls whihc it was/is beta testing.. As far as i heard on the net.. they are still unique.. (thought i am not sure how many bugs are still left..)


                      • #31
                        Yes Monorial Yell still hs touch screen. (and they look great in person)

                        There are also 3 other trains that now have touch screen but I cant rember which ones the driver said. If I rember correctly I think she said blue and coral were upgraded
                        Last edited by monorail_rider; 05-11-2005, 02:36 PM.


                        • #32
                          More Great Info And Pics

                          Type Disney-Bombardier
                          Width .66M (26")
                          Height 1.22M (48")
                          Height at
                          Endpoint 2.03M (80")

                          Locations Walt Disney World, FL (1971)
                          Las Vegas, NV (1995)

                          End View (to scale)

                          LOAD TIRES
                          Load tires are 445/65R22.5 Michelin XTE2 46.6" diameter , 17.8" wide truck tires, the same ones you can see on a dump truck or cement mixer.

                          The tires are nitrogen-filled to reduce the possibility of fire.
                          They also have run-flat capability.
                          These tires will last 100,000 miles in normal operation.
                          Maximum rated speed for these tires is 65 mph.
                          The load capacity of these tires are 12,800 pounds each at maximum inflation.
                          There are 12 load tires per 6 car train.
                          Load Tire

                          GUIDE TIRES
                          These guide tires are 21.5" in diameter.
                          In addition, there are two steering wheel tires under each cab car to help steer the suspension up to 3 degrees in either direction.
                          Steering is accomplished in the intermediate cars by the relative geometry of the two adjacent cars.
                          Thus, all 12 load tires are steerable, and the tires are always tangent to the curve.
                          There are 48 guide tires per 6 car train.
                          Guide Tire

                          The main suspension of the cars above the axles is done with air bags (also called air springs).
                          The air bags are automatically inflated/deflated by a leveling valve, which allows varying load
                          There are also vertical hydraulic shock absorbers.

                          Here is a great drawing of how the monorail rides on the beam
                          You can see the large load tire sitting on top of the beam and the four guide tires on the sides.

                          and here is how the dirve system fits in teh trains between the cars.


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