Arrow Style Coaster Track Spotted in Southern Ohio

Saturday, January 5, 2002 6:15 PM
 Yesterday, my sister was in Portsmouth, Ohio(not far from where I live). She said she saw Arrow style coaster track on a parked truck at the intersection of  US 23 North and US 52 West. The truck carrying the track appeared to have been travelling west on 52. It could have went north on 23 or could have continued West. My sister didn't see the truck when it left. Is an Arrow coaster being relocated to another park? She said the track spine was yellow and the rails were gray. Does anyone know of an Arrow coaster with this color scheme?  It could have been Vekoma track or even Morgan track. Maybe Wyandot Lake is getting something(haha). I am being sarcastic about Wyandot lake getting anything.

Darren Mullins

http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/bluestreak

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Saturday, January 5, 2002 7:18 PM
Darren,

 If the track was continuing West on 52, it could very well be heading back to Arrow. It it was old Arrow track, then perhaps it is coming from Camden Park, not too far away from the intersection you mentioned, although, that track wasn't yellow the last time I saw it.  Perhaps it was Intamin track heading to Cedar Point (if it continued North on 23) for Wicked Twister? I know that track is yellow.

-Sean

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Saturday, January 5, 2002 7:20 PM
That's pretty cool. i live in portsmouth also :)

Live on west 52 to be exact and i missed it :(

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 5:04 AM
Isn't B&M's factory in Southern Ohio?

Edit: Tell your sis to point out trhe track from here:

http://coasterbuzz.com/features/trackspotting101/
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 6:34 AM
My sister showed me a picture of Vortex at PKI and said that was the type of track she saw.

Darren Mullins

http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/bluestreak

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 6:52 AM
I doubt it's any new track because almost all manufacturers ship new track and coaster parts in shipping containers. For some reason, the most popular shipper seems to be Hapag-Lloyd. Everytime I pass a Hapag-Lloyd truck on the highway, I can't help but wonder what is in there ;).

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 7:05 AM
Actually Hapag Lloyd is a foreign shipping company, there sent over from Europe from different manufacturers i.e Vekoma, Bolliger and Mabillard and Intamin AG, If youve ever seen the movie "Castaway" you can see when the big ship comes past him theres all the shipping carts, they are from there put on trains then put on the back of the truck. So any local companies i.e Arrow Dynamics theyll probably just toss them on the back of a truck.

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 7:12 AM
B&M makes their track in Ohio. It wouldn't be shipped from overseas. Just a thought
Have a nice day
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 7:17 AM
B&M makes their trains on-site, so those would be shipped in containers.

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Jes
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 8:11 AM
Jes,

 Not all manufactures put their track in containers.  Arrow, B&M, Intamin, Premier,Giovanola, and Vekoma all use flat bed trucks to haul their track around. That is not to say they haven't used containers in the past because I myself wouldn't be able to see inside the container, but I live in a area where coaster track is seen passing through on trucks in the Fall quite often, and I have always seen track and supports on the back of trucks.

-Sean

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 8:17 AM
Intamin and Vekoma use containers for sure... I've seen them at both Cedar Point (Millennium Force, Wicked Twister) and SFWoA (X-Flight)!

I can't comment on Giovanola or Premier because I don't know where their track is fabricated... but I do know B&M and Arrow uses American facilities.
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 8:47 AM
Giovanola uses Hapag-Lloyd shipping containers. All track for Titan arrived from the East Coast in these shippin containers, while the pylons arived on flatbed due to being manufactured only about 2 miles from the park.

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 8:52 AM
X-Flight track (some anyway) arrived on a flatbed I thought. Maybe they had tarpsover them. I don't have the site handy, but some was brought on a flatbed.
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 8:55 AM
Itamin's track is manufcracted in New Jersey.  I read that somewhere while MF was being built. 
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 9:47 AM
I don't think it would be Wicked Twister track, isn't it green and yellow? I know that Arrow is working on a transfer project at Magic Springs, but the track isn't Grey and Yellow, it is a mine ride.
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 9:53 AM
If my memory serves me correct, X-Flight's trains were shipped in containers.
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 10:10 AM
http://www.coasternewsnetwork.com/pictures/pix/sflr/sflr1.jpg

Ask her if that track looks familiar :)

If so... It's for (Six Flags) La Ronde and its a B&M...

More pics at http://www.coasternewsnetwork.com/.

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 10:23 AM
If big kirby is correct about B&M making track in the area.. I should be correct. Not that the color scheme gave it away or anything, or considering the pics were taken 2 days ago ;).

Do I get a cookie? :)

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 10:36 AM
Last year, the construction site at Great America had Hapag-Loyd containers.

Does anyone have a link to Rob's Unofficial SFGAm site. He had some pics of the site, and you could see the containers.

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 10:38 AM
It could have been any kind of track. Has Hershey announced any new coasters for 2002? My guess is that if the track is for a coaster, it's going to be somewhere east around Pennsylvania.

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