Wichita, KS, USA — The Toledo Zoo’s Safari Railroad will feature three “new” C.P. Huntington Locomotives when it resumes regular operation this spring. The Toledo Zoo recently purchased one new locomotive and refurbished two 2003 model locomotives that they already owned.
“The team at Chance Rides helped in developing an affordable plan and following through with three beautiful Locomotives,” Harry Prentice, Assistant Director of Facilities Maintenance for the Toledo Zoo.
The refurbishment process for the locomotives took place over a period of six months and involved a complete disassembly and rebuild to bring the locomotives to Chance’s current production standards. Each refurbished train received a new engine, transmission, axles and rebuilt gearboxes. The entire body was sandblasted and repainted while the brass trim wasstripped, polished and clear powder coated. All brake hardware was repainted and zinc plated.
“After the refurbishment you couldn’t tell the difference between the old trains and the new one,” said Terry Giddeon, customer service for Chance Rides.
The Toledo Zoo is more than just a great value. With a world of animals, from mammoth elephants to tiny toads, it’s a trip around the world – from the Arctic to Africa – all in one great day. To learn more about the Toledo Zoo visit toledozoo.org.
Chance Rides, Inc. is a family owned business located in Wichita, Kan. For more information about Chance Rides products, visit chancerides.com.
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