Friday, May 1, 2009

Wild Tangent

I wonder how many non-cast member (including maintenance) folks have seen this stuff? I remember when we first saw this "maintenance car" (I dont know what they called it) we were amazed because we had never seen it before and had no idea what they used it for. And yes, to get these pictures I jumped into the car and rode in it for a little while. I cant remember exactly, but i'm pretty sure I even lifted the door to expose the little monitor. :)

I actually have 4 pictures of the maint car, but this was the only other one that is half way decent, sorry.

Then on one of our extended stay trips, we actually found this wierd maintenance room where the top of the vehicles are exposed. It was really neat and spooky at the same time being inside this room while the vehicles are rolling thru. It's kind of hard to see, but if you look at the full size view you should be able to see it, there was a paint brush hanging above the cars that would wipe off the top of the contact plates (or whatever they are called) to keep them free of dust and such I guess.


And if I remember correctly this sign was either inside this room on the door, or on the outside? Just thought it was neat because it had a dinosaur (makes me think of Gertie the dinosaur) on it. :)

9 comments:

  1. As usual these are some awesome images on behind-the-scenes -- especially the maintenance room!! If my guess is correct we are looking at the tops of the "carriages" that run along the top of the main load rail. The black metal pipe with the "154" on it angles down to the car suspended below the main rail which is centered below the "154" "155" numbers. It also looks like there are carriages with motors attached to them spaced halfway between the cars. I wonder if someone sat in that chair and sprayed lubricant on stuff as it rolled by. Do you think that chrome chair on the right was "borrowed" from the VIP lounge???

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  2. Would be great to see a video of this. It's hard to see what moves and what doesn't. Still, this is absolutely fascinating stuff! Thank you for these photos!

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  3. Eric, you're in luck. We do have video of this endless train of mechanical beauty:)

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  4. The "FYI" sign was on the inside of the door.

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  5. This is amazing stuff! I'd like to echo Eric's desire to see video of this in motion.

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  6. Where was this? What is Tunnel-Three?? :)

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  7. Hoot, this thread is useless without posting the video! :)

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  8. Even the TV in the maintenance car is made by GE!! Very appropriate.

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  9. dammmm rainie shes even on here......im coming................WTFFFFF

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