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  • monorail_rider
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    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


    SUSPENSION
    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
    conditions.
    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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  • monorail_rider
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    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.

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  • figment1986
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    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..)

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  • monorail_rider
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    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.

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  • captsmith84
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    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.

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

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  • EpTxGuy
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    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?

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  • drnilescrane
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    Is Monorail Yellow's control system still unique?

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

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../Silver_MK.jpg

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  • monorail_rider
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    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)

    http://www.fricknfrack.net/tyler/silver1.jpg
    http://www.fricknfrack.net/tyler/silver2.jpg
    http://www.fricknfrack.net/tyler/red1.jpg
    http://www.fricknfrack.net/tyler/red2.jpg
    http://www.fricknfrack.net/tyler/console1.jpg
    http://www.fricknfrack.net/tyler/console2.jpg
    http://www.fricknfrack.net/tyler/console3.jpg

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  • Used2BPluto
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    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, lepowphoto.com 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,
    Mark

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

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  • monorail_rider
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    ^^ Is there just that one or am I missing something???

    Also it's in B&W but says that if we buy the photo it's in color. but then it says,

    "Please note: This photo is not public domain and therefor will be considered stolen if used on another website without the signed, written permission of Lepow Photo. This photo is not for sale to the general public, regardless that there is a price listed. Orders will not be filled. Obviously, this photo has not been approved by the Disney Co."



    Can you maybe post them in photobucket.com so we can see it better?

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  • Used2BPluto
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    Monorail Graveyard Photo Posted.

    Hello all,
    I am working on hour 28 of non sleep. I spent the night proofing close to 2,700 images from an Arena Football Game (Orlando Predators) and still have close to 500 more to go.

    I posted a 44k file of the monorail graveyard at WDW. It is here: http://tinyurl.com/3ue4a You can post links to the photo on other site, but please do not hijack/steal the image. Thanks.

    Enjoy, and remember, Disney did not approve the image, and no, it is not for sale or licensing.

    Sincerely,
    Mark E. Lepow

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  • monorail_rider
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    OH COOL. Your quote and my thread being published.


    We're climbing to the top now.
    Last edited by monorail_rider; 02-16-2005, 02:15 PM. Reason: Found what he was talking about.

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  • Used2BPluto
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    Wow, just saw my line about the monorail dumping ground used in this weeks MiceChat round-up, I promise to get the photo uploaded tonight. Since I sent the note on the 11th. I have been shooting almost non-stop, which is wonderful due to the fact that Kathy, my wife, is preg with our second child, and we always need the money. Hey, gotta buy those new shoes right? Unless I get a last minute shoot this afternoon or night, I will find and upload the images of the monorail resting place.
    Mark

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  • monorail_rider
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    Originally posted by figment1986
    Aren't the stations at TTc & MK & Epcot desiogned with auto gates inmind..
    (which are being implimented now finally)


    Not sure. I belive that Disney can make changes at any time, and mae it look like it was planned that way.

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  • figment1986
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    Aren't the stations at TTc & MK & Epcot desiogned with auto gates inmind..
    (which are being implimented now finally)


    any secrets of the stations..

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  • monorail_rider
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    Originally posted by figment1986
    Cough... (not many of us are members and may take about a week to join..)..cough

    I wonder why they kept 2 monorails in storage then take red and make it into chunks.. while selling only 2 to the las vegas oriinal line long time ago.... which have since been retired....


    Sorry. didnt realise it was a member only thing. I have been a member for a while and just noticed the pics.

    I can post a few if you like?

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  • xzoocrew
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    I pushed rails back in 1977. There were no computers (other than MAPO emergency stop). We left the station based on being able to see where the monorail ahead of you was located or seeing it enter or leave a station. We did the safety and station spiels live. At that time the doors opened like car doors so if you got a door open warning you would creep onto the platform with a railie standing at the edge of the platform to shut the door if it was really open (rather than ajar).

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