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The Supertrain swimming pool and train's tail observation platform was under construction, with the open pool outline area built above the stage floor on a four foot high stationary platform. The stage floor beneath the open pool pit platform was removed, the ground area beneath, dug out for a plastic swimming pool liner to form the swimming pool set. The first pool liner was installed without being filled with water. During the following night, the liner was stolen. The production construction schedule had a twenty-four hour daily crew schedule, including weekends. A second liner was installed. The following night, the second liner disappeared! The third plastic pool liner was installed and immediately filled with water, even though the set was unfinished. Cost of each pool liner was $1,200.00! Studio Security never identified the thief! The pool had a heating and filtering system located adjacent the stage wall's gas source line, with an overflow water line feed through the stage wall. Filming the interior of this set was difficult because of the massive sound reflection problem created by the set's hard surface shell walls, ceiling, and the expansive surface water area. The train's observation tail deck was constructed on a swivel caster wheeled platform, which pulled away from the swimming pool for camera and lighting access. This set tail section was purposely designed allowing the set unit to be relocated to an exterior railroad location sight in Saugus. See more