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Old 15th July 2010, 01:56   #46
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I stay here as well
1400rpm stays in Alabama, 3 hrs drive from Atlanta but passes through Atlanta during his drives.

Abhi
ok i was thinking he was near atlanta
you guys can have a GA meet soon
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BTW idlebrain, did u try that roller coaster thingy? looks like it should have been awesome fun and yea scary too

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Old 15th July 2010, 02:06   #47
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Awesome pics.

2. I see four clock type things at the entrance. One is of course time clock, second one I believe is altitude clock. What are the other two?

3. The tram thing is exciting. The swinging thing I am sure is scary.
If you click on the pic, you can zoom in.
(from left to right).
first is just regular clock.
next is showing year. It has 2010 to 2019.
next is month which has 1-12, with upper part is marked as 'winter' and lower part is marked as 'summer'.
and last is day marked from 1-31.



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Wonderful pics idle !! Cadel Chapel was awesome.



I stay here as well
1400rpm stays in Alabama, 3 hrs drive from Atlanta but passes through Atlanta during his drives.


Abhi
Nice to see folks here from Atlanta.


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Where's the pic of your screaming face while riding the sky-coaster
J/K. Amazing pics, thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a memorable long weekend.
Man I can't imagine myself riding that scary thing....
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Old 15th July 2010, 02:30   #48
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Wiki says he was born at Genoa, present day in Italy, but later settled & died in Spain.
Quite possible; all I know is he made the sail for Queen of Spain with prisoners, he could've been an Italian though.
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Old 15th July 2010, 02:46   #49
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Next attraction - Incline Railway
Some info about incline railway. Construction started in 1930 and finished in 1931. Length 1550 ft. 100% grade 45% angle. Powered by Otis elevator.

This incline railway takes visitor to the bed of the canyon.


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The blue thing appearing in the picture is the incline train where passengers will be in standing position. It can max accommodate 30-40 at a time.

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Reached the bed of canyon

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View of the bridge from bottom

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The tracks appearing here are different. I am not sure what is the purpose of that.

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Incline train

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Looking top along the incline train tracks...

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End of Day 2.

Coming up next: Day 3 - Great Sand Dunes National Park
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Old 15th July 2010, 03:01   #51
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I couldn't get much on this "inclined rail" & people standing inside it. Does it adjust itself to straight & inclined according to the track, elevation & plain it travels upon?
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Wow! The river and the bridges are awesome. Very nice indeed.
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Old 15th July 2010, 09:02   #53
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I couldn't get much on this "inclined rail" & people standing inside it. Does it adjust itself to straight & inclined according to the track, elevation & plain it travels upon?
No, actually the train never travels parallel to ground. It will be always inclined like its appearing in the pictures.

The other track which is appearing at the bed of canyon, along the river-side is something different. Its nothing to do with incline railway.
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Old 15th July 2010, 09:27   #54
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Day 3:

Second day night halt was at Canon City. On third day morning we headed further south of Colarado to Alamosa city which is the nearest community for Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Great Sand Dunes, as the name says..its huge sand dunes formed near Alamosa and its being maintained by National Parks Service (NPS) which is a federal government agency. Since it will be too hot to visit sand dunes during mid-day, we decided to check-in into hotel first, take some rest and visit dunes late evening around 6pm.

Some random snaps on the way from Canon city to Alamosa:

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Some rafters enjoying...

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Old 15th July 2010, 09:39   #55
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More random pics of the road:


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Old 15th July 2010, 09:47   #56
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Entrance to Great Sand Dunes National Park

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Visitor Center

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Some displays in Visitor Center

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looks like some forest fire going on...

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Old 15th July 2010, 11:18   #58
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Superb snaps and nice coverage. I really likes the pictures of the roads.
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Great pics.

The incline train looks exciting. Thanks for clarifying that the horizontal line is separate one. I had the similar doubt.

In the sand dune area exhibit, do I see dinosaur skeletons? The dunes are very scenic. Can you move around in the area in 4x4s? Is it permitted?

Is does not appear to me a big fire, may be some one is having a campfire!
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Old 15th July 2010, 12:31   #60
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Fantastic pictures.

The Incline train is truly amazing.

Is the track in one of the pics an amtrak route?
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