Jim Lee
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 7:41:46 AM
anyone remember those railroads that were powered by a briggs and straton engine, looked like a passenger train? Took up a lot of room on the midway? Anybody got any pictures? know where one is at?

I had one years ago, gave it to my Dad and I think he sold it to Larry Harter of Indianhead Amusements in Wisconsin.
carnahan
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:26:09 PM
they were bought by allen hershell 60's ?? who built them till the chance buyout ! g 12 g16 s16 g was modeled after gm electmotive f7 s was a steamer !hope this helps .
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Benjibear
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:38:01 PM
Here is a great web site on amusement park trains:
http://www.trainweb.org/parktrains/ 
Knoebels has some Allen Herschel Trains. The trains go on a 1.5 mile ride througth the pool/waterslide area, under the Twister, through the campground and into the woods. Often you see squirls and ocasionally there are deer and other wildlife out where they feed them.
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Benjibear
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:22:00 PM
Here you go, do you want to buy one:
http://greensboro.craigs...t.org/clt/729099204.html 

I also found online there is a G12 at Hersheypark.

It is what you learn, after you know it all, that counts.
gmonty3
Saturday, June 28, 2008 8:27:06 AM
We had one of these trains in the Kiddy Land when I was on Strates in 1975. The train had a Kohler engine and I would love to have a quarter for every time the thing broke down. I remember taking the clutch out in Hamburg and taking it to a machine shop to repair the keyway that sheered almost daily. The machine shop supposedly fixed it and I put it back in and I thought the train was fixed. It ran like a "top" for about an hour and then it broke again.

This train was carried in the back of the Kiddy Land Shop wagon which was actually a wagon from the defunct Clyde Beatty Railroad Circus. The sections of tract were a pain to handle and quiet heavy. When it ran the kids loved it, but the problem was it "never ran".
Monty



Bill P
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Saturday, June 28, 2008 5:01:49 PM
Hey, I rode that Strates kiddie train a number of times at Hamburg, well before the 70's. I remember the kiddieland shop wagon or a generator was usually in the center of the track.
ringmaster
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 5:49:50 AM
I wonder if King ever made a train. The stationary sweeps on the King pony cart seem to be made of miniature railroad track. Stationary sweeps on other King punk rides are made of
T channel. King and AH pony carts are a vanishing breed, antique dealers are breaking them up for the horses.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 7:01:50 AM
Geauga Lake had one I have a pic of it some where Ran with a loop at each end

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 3:01:48 PM
Quote:

quote:


Originally posted by Benjibear

Here you go, do you want to buy one:
http://greensboro.craigs...t.org/clt/729099204.html 

I also found online there is a G12 at Hersheypark.


Ive seen one of those trains stashed in a mans garage, all complete, and restored. It is beautiful !
ringmaster
Thursday, July 10, 2008 10:37:55 AM
Quote:

Originally posted by Benjibear

Here you go, do you want to buy one:
http://greensboro.craigs...t.org/clt/729099204.html 

I also found online there is a G12 at Hersheypark.
Want another one?
ehttp://www.railroadforum.../photo/15108/limit/views 
There is also a Yahoo group for G-12 owners
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MTCG12/ 


carnahan
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 6:00:19 PM
i have a TOM THUMB 15 gage ,two coachs & boat tail obs. will part with it ! jim
man is the only animal that can blush , or has the need to !