We’ve no idea what this Cadillac creation is. We spotted it on a recent trip to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO — and the Cadillac logo immediately caught our attention. Do you have any details regarding the origins of this ummm (unique?) machine?
Update: according to Dan on Facebook, this tram “was used to take guests from Colorado Springs’ The Broadmoor Resort to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Zoo’s major benefactor was Spencer Penrose who was a wealthy magnate who owned The Broadmoor.”
Also, thanks to DanCMos on Twitter for pointing us to this very informative PDF about the Caddy train engine:
The train, of which we see the engine here, was designed by Cadillac. It consisted of two coaches, each seating 20 persons as well as an engine that pushed the train up the grade from behind, and then backed down holding the coaches behind. Though the train’s Cadillac V8 engine is no longer operational, the locomotive’s newly restored façade – exactingly refurbished by Black & White Auto – is accessible to Zoo visitors for both first-time explorations as well as trips down memory lane.
Grab the full PDF right here.