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Mike Fox

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Re: Edaville Railroad
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2009, 08:23:25 PM »
Wow. No wonder why some of the wheel sets are really worn.
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Bill Piche

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Re: Edaville Railroad
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2009, 11:04:28 AM »
Those miles weren't slow, easy miles either. Check out the order board in this pic.

30 minutes on a 5 & 1/2 loop a few stops tossed in along the route. Those engines were movin' at a pretty good clip...
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Re: Edaville Railroad
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2009, 08:17:24 AM »
That was in the  summer, at christmas with 4 trains running they left the station very 7 1/2 min.
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Re: Edaville Railroad souvenirs
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2009, 09:28:50 AM »
 Cindy bought a box of Edaville items at the Gaithersburg Train Show.  There are posters, brochures and souvenirs in the lot.  Among the souvenirs are two things I have not seen before.  One is a child's wooden Jumping Jack toy with Edaville and locomotive number 8 on the front.  The toy works by pulling strings to raise the arms and legs.  The other piece is a 7 inch commemorative plate that is white with blue decorations.  It looks like the Staffordshire plates that are sold at historic sites.  A narrow gauge train is in the center and the surrounding scenes depict other attractions at the park.  Shown are The Flying Yankee, Harvesting Cranberries, Fire Engine Collection, 1856 Dutch Carousel, Horse Drawn Trolley and "Watering Up" engine 8.  (The plate was wrapped in a copy of the Cape Cod Times but there's no date).  

I'm guessing that these items date from the 1950's and 60's, is that correct?  Does anyone have more information on them?  I knew that Edaville sold coffee mugs and plates but had not heard of toys like the Jumping Jack.        
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