The first picture displays the new train being used by Vekoma on their newer Boomerang models. Apparently in the earlier years, Vekoma was not in the business of producing roller coaster trains. The older style train (2nd picture) is a model manufactured by Arrow Dynamics. The Vekoma style trains offer a much better ride in my opinion.
Space Mountain at DLP was the first Vekoma looping coaster to feature Vekoma trains. In that case, they were basically custom versions of the Arrow trains (with a custom body themed for the ride). Its opened in 95 *** This post was edited by Absimilliard 6/26/2003 12:56:01 AM ***
Later, EV ----- "Here's the thing about living in the past. If it was so good, then how come it didn't last? If it helps you, I'll put it in a phrase. Those were the times, but these are the days." - The Human League
I believe SFNE's Flashback was also fitted with the newer trains. Seeing as it was originally built in China, then moved to SFKK, and now SFNE. I believe it was built in China around 1990 or earlier, so I would assume it had older style trains.
------------------ If at first don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
Hershey's Sidewinder has I believe Vekoma's 1st Generation Trains. Yes, those are similar to the Ninja ones and also the trains on SFWoA's Mind Eraser. I actually found Mind Eraser at SFWoA to be quite smooth (for a what it is) last year, a fairly good experience for a Boomerang... :) ------------------ If at first don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.