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    Monorail with diesel engines along with electric rails!? Wow.....we do have mighty big imaginations here. No, there is no extra noise from the monorails apart from the whoosh of them passing by, but you can't forget, they limit the speed of the trains as they pass through. So, no worries about that. As for a diesel tug.....Makes sense, although I cant quite figure out where they might hide extra couplers for them. ......by the way..MY FIRST REPLY! lol

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    Didn't the older trains have huge exhaust chutes on the rooves front and back cars?

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    i've never stayed at the contemporary either but i have been there numerous times and we've never noticed any noise or vibrations...it's cool to be in the gift shop or lobby area and see the monorail whooshing through!
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneytourguide
    Monorail with diesel engines along with electric rails!? Wow.....we do have mighty big imaginations here. No, there is no extra noise from the monorails apart from the whoosh of them passing by, but you can't forget, they limit the speed of the trains as they pass through. So, no worries about that. As for a diesel tug.....Makes sense, although I cant quite figure out where they might hide extra couplers for them. ......by the way..MY FIRST REPLY! lol
    Here's a picture of one of the pintel hooks from one of Disneylands trains...I'll have to try and remember to get a similar photo of WDW's next time I'm there.

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    wait, what was that hook for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjcoolgirl15
    wait, what was that hook for?
    The pintel hooks are for the diesel tugs to hook onto and pull the trains into a sattion (or back to the monorail barn) in the event of a mechanical failure, or for that matter a power failure.

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    I have stayed at the Contemporary but we were in one of the garden wings or whatever they are called. Never really noticed the monorails going thru. HAve eaten at Chef Mickey's and never noticed it either.


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    You know, i have stayed there and eaten at chef mickeys and i havnt had any problems with it eathier lol and im the one who thought about one of the problems oh well. Its great having those monorails, they do so much
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    I've stayed at he Contemporary...by far my favorite of the 3 I've stayed in. Tampa, try going to the observation deck on the...4th floor, I believe....maybe. The monorail goes RIGHT over your head...it's awesome. scared me when I first saw it because I wasn't expecting it...nor was I expecting the morning greeter in the form of a duck we named Earl outside of our room (Garden View room) one morning...we fed him Goldfish crackers
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