American Flyer – Copper Mountain, CO

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Bottom return station.
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View up the line from the base.
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Tower 1 at the base.
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Tower 2.
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View back towards the village.
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Unload area with exposed bullwheel.
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Poma control desk.
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View down from the summit.
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Inside the drive terminal.
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Drive motors inside a vault below the top station.
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Leaving the village.
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Riding up the very long line.
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A gradual breakover.
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Top station with vault drive below.
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Unloading ramp in winter.
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View down the line from Storm King.
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Looking down the line.
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Upper lift line.
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Lower lift line.
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First few towers.
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Top station adjacent to Timberline Express.

6 thoughts on “American Flyer – Copper Mountain, CO

  1. Sam A. February 4, 2019 / 10:25 am

    What is the white mushroom button on the contol panel? I can only read the word “stop” on the legend plate…

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    • pbropetech December 9, 2019 / 2:15 pm

      That was a stop gate bypass. The stop fate was a photo-eye setup, and if it was super windy and snow blew in front of it it would cause nuisance stops. We could bypass it until things improved.

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  2. Donald M. Reif March 29, 2019 / 7:27 pm

    There’s some nice footage here showing the lift when it had chain contours and had to cross over the G-lift:

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    • pbropetech December 9, 2019 / 2:23 pm

      Also triple-E and I lifts. Nice find! As an aside, the paramedic featured right at the end still works here, almost 30 years later.

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