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As of May 13, 2013, an entry on Edaville USA's Facebook page regarding this locomotive states: Its actually coming out in the fall and I think its going to be a 0-6-0.
3rdrail wrote:There is some expansion in progress !!! Yay !!! Here it is from the RR itself:Sure wish they gave some detail as to which portion and the length of the restoration in the press release..
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On their Facebook page, [url=https://www.facebook.com/EdavilleUSA]Edaville USA[/url] wrote:We have what we think is some truly exciting news for you...In time for this year's Polar Express, Edaville will reclaim and restore a good portion of the old railway. It's only a couple of miles round trip, but they are wild and beautiful miles, and they lead to a magical and remote North Pole! Other changes, like serving the cocoa and cookies on the train, are in store as well. Read all about it here http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10947401.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
And get excited for the best Christmas ever!
Cosmo wrote:Sounds like they are "restoring" a long dead-end. They will have to back out of it after. There's no mention that the track will open a continuous loop.Mmmmmmmnnn... IMHO, That would impact their customer "throughput" if there is heavy demand for the "Polar Express".. But then again I'm not knowledgeable in the operation of an amusement park and I'm sure they've planned this out meticulously. I do hope it works and helps make the case for full restoration of the original trackage.
Cosmo wrote:Sounds like they are "restoring" a long dead-end. They will have to back out of it afterWell if you remember, the train in the movie did end at a stub track at the "North Pole".
3rdrail wrote:Go Edaville, go !!! A steamer, let's reclaim the Flying Yankee, a trolley serving a small amusement park, hot cider, regular railfan festivities, hot spicey chile, a beer garden, frauleins dancing, Christmas lights on an extended route, ...what more could we ask !I agree with everything you just said except for the Yankee... Its getting restored to operation, you really want to kill the restoration just to condemn it to the park?