20 injured in Swedish roller coaster crash

Saturday, July 15, 2006 1:44 PM
Small story on a coaster that collided in sweden not alot of info yet.

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Saturday, July 15, 2006 1:56 PM
Boy, the last seven days have not been good for some parks.
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Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:01 PM
Agreed, this will be a week or two to forget about ASAP.
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Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:05 PM
It was the Lisebergbanan for those of you unfamiliar with Liseberg's coasters:

http://rcdb.com/id1061.htm

Sounds like it wasn't too bad of a rollback into the station, but the train shouldn't have been able to rollback at all once on the lift.

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Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:25 PM
Unfortunate accident, but on a happier note, it looks like a pretty cool ride. Used the terrain amazingly.
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Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:34 PM
So, what about the rollback protection?
What happened?
Sweden is all about citizen safety.
That's really an unusual accident - I almost can't believe it.
What is wrong with all the coasters this season?

BTW. According to
http://schwarzkopf.coaster.net/ESlisebergbananHF.htm
This coaster was Anton Schwarzkopf's personal favourite.

*** Edited 7/15/2006 6:41:31 PM UTC by superman***

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Saturday, July 15, 2006 3:04 PM
IMO There is nothing additionaly happening with coasters. It's just that in this day and age with the ever increasing availability of internet access and the need for media to cover the "best" story. Things you didn't even hear about a few years ago now make world wide news via the internet or cable tv.
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Saturday, July 15, 2006 11:38 PM
Wow, it says this is a schwarzkoph coaster, but the track design looks differant from any schwarzkoph I have ever seen.

Like right here.....

http://rcdb.com/ig130.htm?picture=4 *** Edited 7/16/2006 3:39:33 AM UTC by crazy horse***

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 12:15 AM
It looks like one other fits the designer description.

http://rcdb.com/ig1200.htm?picture=4

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 4:51 AM
After Anton had to close his factory he and most of his workers went to Zierer to build rides there.

Olympia Loop, Liseberganan, BMRX, Jetline and Andalusia Railroad (now Big Whirlwind) were not manufactured in the Schwarzkopf factories.

While Olympia Looping looks 100% typical Schwarzkopf/Stengel, the others have some significant changes. (Olympia Loop and Big Whirlwind are listed as BHS which served as a nother haven for Scharzkopfs laid off workers)

RCDB lists Jetline as Schwarzkopf which is not absolutely correct IMO.

If you take a look at Big Whirlwind you´ll see that the track-system is yet another design. When it operated in Japan it was enlosed in an artificial mountain but when they relocated it to Russia they scrapped the deco and now they have one of the weirdest support structure on any coaster. *** Edited 7/16/2006 8:57:22 AM UTC by kitsch-transporter***

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