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NorthWest
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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

Post by NorthWest » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:55 pm

There aren't a ton of full domes out there. I don't see Ocean View being scrapped if someone's willing to purchase it for higher than scrap value, which seems to me to be a realistic prospect.

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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

Post by Backshophoss » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:36 am

Other than "Friends of MILW 261 " ex-MILW Full Dome and BNSF Biz Fleet,the rest of the known "active" Big Domes are under IP ownership,all have 3 axle
trucks, there must be some design glitch in the truck's brake rigging that's creating the "problem" that vex's Amtrak's M of E personel. :(

Is the Exhibit train still at 30th st in philly? or stored elsewhere now? The consist is all Heritage fleet except that "gift shop" Amfleet.
That and the "staff Sleeper" that tags along with Beech Grove "Office Car" are the last "active" Heritage fleet other than the Bags retained for
Axle count service on CN(IC) and Wheel and parts being moved to the Running repair shops across the system.
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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

Post by NS VIA FAN » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:10 am

Railjunkie wrote:
Ill take a '53 vette with brake issues way cheaper to fix. I got to play with that POS dome car way to many times and cussed it out plenty. It didnt like to stop. When it didnt run it was due to brake issues. Good bye and good riddance
Went to Cuba on vacation and these things right out of the '50s are still in everyday use. BTW....beautiful beaches and resorts...and great people, food and culture + some interesting rail-fanning too!
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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

Post by chuchubob » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:44 am

Backshophoss wrote:...
Is the Exhibit train still at 30th st in philly? or stored elsewhere now? ...
Still at Penn Coach Yard, 30th Street, Philly.

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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:32 am

NS VIA FAN wrote:Went to Cuba on vacation
Glad you can go; we can't without jumping through all kind of hoops.

Until we can, here is a discussion link to Mr. Benton's Rail Travel Forum:

viewtopic.php?f=149&t=909" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Since they have scrounged the world for equipment, might they be after the Dome? The only requirement they seem to have is Standard Gauge. However, it would first need be sold to a third party in a "friendly foreign nation".

However, they do not appear to be "much on fixing air conditioning"; that could get hot, HOT, HOT

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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

Post by ryanov » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:03 pm

Travolta's 707 was not scrapped.

https://www.flyingmag.com/john-travolta ... ian-museum" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

Post by Tadman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:55 am

Good to hear, there are so few left in decent shape. Supposedly N88ZL was carrying horses for a while...
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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

Post by mmi16 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:02 pm

ryanov wrote:Travolta's 707 was not scrapped.

https://www.flyingmag.com/john-travolta ... ian-museum" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I can only imagine what it has cost Travolta to keep or get it back in the air.

My hobby is sports car racing, the price of the car is the cheapest thing in the entire exercise - running and maintaining the car is where the expenses compound - I can only imagine what the costs would be for a 707.
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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

Post by east point » Thu May 02, 2019 5:35 pm

mmi16 wrote:
ryanov wrote:Travolta's 707 was not scrapped.

https://www.flyingmag.com/john-travolta ... ian-museum" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I can only imagine what it has cost Travolta to keep or get it back in the air.

My hobby is sports car racing, the price of the car is the cheapest thing in the entire exercise - running and maintaining the car is where the expenses compound - I can only imagine what the costs would be for a 707.
If work could not be done at present location here are some of items.
1, Get certified inspectors to verify that aircraft can fly. If not make necessary repairs.
2. Acquire a one time special ferry permit day time VFR meet other certain weather criteria. Fly non pressurized if required
3. If aircraft has to return or land short then another permit once problems resolved.
4. Start inspections especially looking for corrasion.
5. Replace or get special use permits for each part(s) separately.
6. Same for all 4 engines.
7. Get FAA inspection
8. Fly day VFR test flight.
Final ferry

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Re: End of the Full Dome (Ocean View)

Post by XC Tower » Fri May 03, 2019 3:31 pm

Hello,
Any word on where the Ocean View ended up?...Beech Grove?

Thanks,




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