Bill P
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:02:17 PM
Per a rail info posting the Strates train is scheduled to head north today, link below.
Report says 38 flats no coaches.
Scheduled to be in NJ Saturday for handoff from CSX to Norfolk Southern for delivery to Middletown, NY
Report says GPS unit is "being repaired". So, no GPS data available at this time. The show's GPS info site is no longer available.
That is all.....


http://www.trainorders.c...ssion/read.php?2,3388813 
rideguyray
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:26:14 PM
Ok, well i see that its only 38 flats since most of the bigger stuff is a truck unit at the Hudson Valley fair in NY all ready

So does anyone here know where in Maryland it might be passing through on friday according to this site that Bill posted

would be interesting to see it on the rails just once.


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daniel
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:55:42 PM
Whats the possiblity their coming through my area southern pines nc or aberdeen? Does anyone have a track map that real detaied

tiltcharles
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:39:48 PM
My friend Josh says that Larry Carr says that the coaches not being with the train is a temporary thing. Some of them will be worked on and updated etc. to return to service next year. I think the coaches make the train personally.
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:06:11 AM
I heard they were sold to Gay Brothers Circus
tiltcharles
Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:37:26 PM
Lol you can say whatever buy I bet the strates/Carr combo works good. Larry has been with them over a year now and from what I hear he is a master at booking.
Bill P
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:03:57 PM
Thursday PM update.
The Strates train has left WQ and was near Daytona at 4PM. No updates posted since then.
There's a thread on Trainorders.com but you have to be a member of that site to do a search.

Last update at:
http://www.trainorders.c...ssion/read.php?2,3390038 
Bill P
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Friday, April 25, 2014 1:08:25 PM
First Strates train video posted Friday:

crazyspin
Friday, April 25, 2014 1:31:23 PM
Wow that train was really rocking!

I thought I heard the enterprise wasn't going north this year?
daniel
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Friday, April 25, 2014 8:03:16 PM
Does anyone now what way its going in nc
i want to now if its coming through my town?

mgr man
Friday, April 25, 2014 8:41:41 PM
How come Mr Strates private car is not on the train?
StratesFan1
Friday, April 25, 2014 9:10:58 PM
I didnt see the Top Spin on the train. Anyone know why or did I miss it. I watched the video twice and didnt see it 😞
rideguyray
Friday, April 25, 2014 9:19:55 PM
Sorry to disappoint people
But myself and others seem to think that the Strates train is now dying a slow death

just think, last year they had 53 flat cars, and 10 or 12 coaches, and this year as others have stated the coaches were left behind quite possible never to be used again

Meanwhile the Reverchon Himalaya, Double Decker Carousel, Huss Top spin and others have been left at home for the year


But the enterprise is going north, as is the tilt, and wave swinger plus others
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Bill P
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Friday, April 25, 2014 9:52:38 PM
Top Spin and Himalaya were NOT on the train.
All coaches were left in Florida. The show bought four new bunkhouses.
Mr Strates bought a new motorhome last season.

Double Deck MGR IS on the train!

They have used 45 flats for several years. This year there are 38.
StratesFan1
Friday, April 25, 2014 9:55:03 PM
Wow!! Thanks for the reply. That will sure leave some big holes in the Erie County Fair midway this year. Very Sad 😞