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Postby thrillerman1 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:53 am

WOW that previous page is just filled with GORGEOUSNESS! :lover:

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Postby montezooma » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:31 pm

Well lets get this page started with the same.
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Postby restoca » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:08 am

Colossus, you say?

Shane, it looks like yours is one of the rare post cards showing Colossus actually racing. I have no idea of the date of my card (the cars/vans/campers might be a clue), but it shows a five car PTC train, where yours has racing four car trains.

This coaster debuted with IAD trains, right? Way back in 1978?

edit: are these the original IAD trains, not PTC?
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Postby SeaWhippet » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:25 am

restoca wrote:
This coaster debuted with IAD trains, right? Way back in 1978?

edit: are these the original IAD trains, not PTC?


Great Colossus cards, guys! I regret never riding those original IAD trains. The lap bars look a LOT like what Schwarzkopf used on his loopers.

And of course, there was that wicked speed bump after the second drop ... :airtime:

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Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:27 am

Here is Colossus with what appears to be a 6 car Morgan train...
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A different train yet again
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Postby montezooma » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:46 pm

^That Colossus logo is just awful! Colossus seems to be the theme of the moment so I am going with it. This postcard is pre-neutering with those great NAD trains with the Thunder & Lightning themes.
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Postby restoca » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:52 pm

Now that it's 2009, how about a card from 1906!? No record of this on rcdb, but looks like it could be a switchback railway.
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Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:49 am

^ That's an amazing postcard to have there!

And even more amazing how little of an address (and postage) one needed, to get the card to the recipient, LOL!
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Postby restoca » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:37 am

Nrthwnd wrote:^ That's an amazing postcard to have there!

And even more amazing how little of an address (and postage) one needed, to get the card to the recipient, LOL!


Maybe it's still only .01 if you send a postcard anonymously, with no message or zip code... :idea: I'll send all my postcards that way this summer and save a bundle!

Seriously though, I can't believe this card went through the postal system and is still in such excellent condition. Must have been a very different system 100 years ago.

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Postby thrillerman1 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:19 pm

Amazing card restoca!

According to a reliable friend of mine who lives in the area (Hi James), that is the Scenic Railway from White City in Shrewsbury (i.e. Worcester) as listed on RCDB.

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