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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:18 PM

Disney World shuts off monorail for now.

From Florida

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The monorail at Walt Disney World was evacuated Friday after it was forced to stop near Epcot Center.

Park visitor Jim Parker says he was standing underneath the train when a metal chunk fell from it and landed approximately 10 feet from him.

It is still not clear what part of the monorail fell.

The Reedy Creek Fire Department was called to the scene, according to local outlet WESH.

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Mono-d'oh!

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Reply Disney World shuts off monorail for now. (Original post)
47of74 Jun 2017 OP
nycbos Jun 2017 #1
OnDoutside Jun 2017 #3
OnDoutside Jun 2017 #2
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2017 #4
kristopher Jun 2017 #5
A HERETIC I AM Jun 2017 #6
lpbk2713 Jun 2017 #11
A HERETIC I AM Jun 2017 #12
Takket Jun 2017 #7
Beartracks Jun 2017 #9
Historic NY Jun 2017 #10
Xolodno Jun 2017 #13
Hekate Jun 2017 #8

Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:22 PM

1. Monorail

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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:24 PM

3. Hahaha SNAP !

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:23 PM

2. That damn Lyle Lanley sold them a pup !

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:27 PM

4. Well, I was going to post something from The Simpsons, but....

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:39 PM

5. picture of part

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Response to kristopher (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:45 PM

6. Meh.....that'll buff out

Little duct tape and some rubbing compound and she'll be good to go

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 04:24 PM

11. A squirt of WD-40 and it's good to go.



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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 04:27 PM

12. If it moves, WD-40....

If it doesn't, duct tape

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:50 PM

7. copies from another forum

The piece that broke off it's called the collector shoe, the collector shoe was with the monorail uses to pull the power from the bussbar that is on either side of the beam way. As you can see from the photo where the shoe broke free was on a fiberglass piece. The fiberglass piece is used as a buffer between the shoe itself (the metal part in the photo) and the collector shoe arm (which is a large metal piece physically connected to the train.) The reason why that piece of in between is fiberglass is so that for any reason and obstacle be in the way the shoe itself and the bussbar, the shoe can break free and not do damage to the bussbar along the beam or the train.

As for the rumor of evacuqtion. The train was not evacuated. Once the issue was made aware of the train was told to stop in a specific location where engineering services could check it out to make sure there was no harm to the train or the bussbar system. During that time Reedy Creek Emergency Services is called as a precaution only. They did remain on site while in engenering did a full check of the train. The train was then given clearance into the Transportation and Ticket Center station where they unloaded the guests as normal. The train was then fully checked out, repaired, safety inspected, then returned to service a short time later.

During the first safety check on the open beamway, the other monorail lines were temporarily shut down to keep radio traffic clear.



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https://www.disboards.com/threads/monorail-blue-evacuated-due-to-piece-falling-off.3611757/

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Response to Takket (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 04:13 PM

9. So it worked as designed...

... upon possibly hitting an obstruction on the track.

Except that the falling shoe could've killed someone!

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Response to Takket (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 04:20 PM

10. Thanks they will shut the entire system down until thye resolve the problem...

too bad the people didn't hang around for the rear treat of seeing how a monorail is moved off to the maintenance track.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:05 PM

13. Heh...I'm one of the few...

...who got to see the damaged monorail car that fell off the beam at D-land.

During a training session, the switch beam wasn't connected to one of the four roundhouse tracks, but was in the middle of two...so while they were backing up.... I think you can figure it out from there.

From what I heard, they had a hell of a time getting it back up. Apparently someone tipped off the news media and every time a helicopter came by they had to drape the tarp over the area which prevented the crane from moving it.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:54 PM

8. Everything need maintenance sooner or later, but preferably routinely

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