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.
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.
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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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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B&M makes their track in Ohio. It wouldn't be shipped from overseas. Just a thought Have a nice day ----------------- CP! Still the coaster capital of the world in 2002! My fellow Americans; Let's Roll! WoodenCoaster.com
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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.
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. ------------- Jes Webmaster, Jes's Roller Coasters "Thank You Jeff Putz" "My Fellow Americans, Lets Roll!"
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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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. ----------------- CP! Still the coaster capital of the world in 2002! My fellow Americans; Let's Roll! WoodenCoaster.com
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. ----------------- Of course that's just my opinion I could be wrong~Dennis Miller