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Re: how to rail a Packard
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Now here's a real Packard rail!

For more info on the engine and the dragster see this link under the title Packard V-8 Engines.

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Posted on: 2012/4/26 4:05
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

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Re: how to rail a Packard
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Mal, tactical mistake! This car may impresses the bored lady but ... it is a single-seater.
Against all odds I microwaved your (admittedly) real rail to bronze it but Dave's (O_D) pic still keeps ahead to win her favor.

BTW Please send the link to Snapey.

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Posted on: 2012/4/26 8:01
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Re: how to rail a Packard
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--> When monorail came to Houston

Houston in 1956. A futuristic monorail, the Trailblazer, driven by two Packard engines and accompanied by two beautiful hostesses went on its skyrail to carry up to 55 passengers. As if the monorail wasn't high enough the driver needed a stepladder to access his roofless compartment.


[picture sources: www.blog.chron.com and --> that's the deep link for the pics shown in post #10]

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Posted on: 2012/4/26 12:11
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Re: how to rail a Packard
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I think I just got railroaded!

Posted on: 2012/4/26 14:19
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: how to rail a Packard
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--> The Wave of the Future?

"...As with so much other technology, when you look under the hood, you can be in for a disappointment. The Trailblazer used two stodgy Packard 352′s which drove transmissions connected to rubber tires which rode on top of the monorail..."



[source of quotation & pictures: www.traintalkbloggers.wordpress.com]

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Posted on: 2012/4/26 16:33
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Re: how to rail a Packard
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Very cool with two Caribbean engines and senior instrument panels with the speedos replaced with tachs. Can't understand why the author of the article is so dismissive and sardonic.

Posted on: 2012/4/26 20:11
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Re: how to rail a Packard
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Where are those batwing air cleaners????

Posted on: 2012/4/26 21:05
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Re: how to rail a Packard
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... Can't understand why the author of the article is so dismissive and sardonic.


Well, what looked like coming from another planet sparked hopes for a new technology. Every conventional screw damped those fantasies.

But let's listen to Ricardo, an eyewitness:

"Yep...that's the Monorail I remember. The ride was so smooth and quiet...they even had 'stewardesses' on board. Such a cool idea that was never pursued..." [quotation source: www.houstorian.wordpress.com]

As far as known "our" train carried out his duties faithfully for 8 years and both locations Houston and Dallas operate a monorail down to the present day.


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Posted on: 2012/4/27 3:06
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Re: how to rail a Packard
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I think I just got railroaded!


Come on Mal, do the locomotion!

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Posted on: 2012/4/27 3:21
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Re: how to rail a Packard
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After more than 20 years, after a stormy and controversial start, Sydney's Monorail is coming to an end. As far as I'm aware no Packard parts were used in its construction, or soon to be destruction for that matter! It might even end up on eBay.

Posted on: 2012/4/27 3:57
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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