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Re: how to rail a Packard
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"...It's been slammed as ugly, intrusive and revealed to be one of the most expensive public transport systems in the world..." quotation source: www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Monorails have been a temporary fashion and 20 years later the populace will probably talk about the most charming way to skywalk the city. It comes in waves.


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Re: how to rail a Packard
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Where are those batwing air cleaners????



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Posted on: 2012/4/27 8:39
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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...


Ross, not all speedos had been replaced. There seems to had been a third panel (on top) - mounting screws green marked. Click to enlarge.


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Guscha -

Thanks for an enlightening and entertaining sidebar on the fringe of Packard history! I'd never heard/read of this Texas Trailblazer (and its Packard connection) before. It's another testament to the mighty Packard V8.

BTW, anyone else recognize the guy in the white hat in the second pic in post #18? (No connection to the time-travelling train robber shown above.)

Sad end to that monorail. Amazing that anything of it survived, but a shame it didn't wind up, intact, at a museum somewhere.

Yet, the "Trail" doesn't end there. I found that the manufacturer went on to develop other systems here in America - proof that it's a small world (after all).

Posted on: 2012/4/27 13:13
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...BTW, anyone else recognize the guy in the white hat in the second pic in post #18? (No connection to the time-travelling train robber shown above.)...

Roy Rogers

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Can't let this thread stop now...

A few more by rail....

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Posted on: 2012/4/27 17:32
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This is a neat thread. Anything that combines trains and Packards gets my vote
http://www.ovguide.com/video/randy-be ... ce10036bafd11690f0c474cf7

Posted on: 2012/4/28 8:48
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Re: how to rail a Packard
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The Houston Chronicle archive stores an interesting article that confirms Brian's and Dave's discovery. Roy Rogers has been one of the first passengers in one of the worldwide first monorails. Well, the Germans ...



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Re: how to rail a Packard
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Where is Trigger?

Tom

Posted on: 2012/4/28 14:42
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Re: how to rail a Packard
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Tom, Trigger wasn't far away.

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All aboard! Mind the gap!

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"My dad took this 8mm film with a Brownie Movie Camera of the Texas State Fair,in Dallas,Texas,in September of 1961. Big Tex can be seen,as well as the then state of the art monorail system,and the Will Rogers Coliseum can be seen in the last few frames."

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video & quotation: allbillsnomoney

Posted on: 2012/4/28 16:46
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