Boulder Dash to get old Wildcat Trains

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:26 AM
Im not sure if this was mentioned in the Wildcat thread. But when I was searching through rcdb I saw the little side note about it.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:40 AM
They started using them at the end of last year. This is old news.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11:11 AM
Old news is old and boring. :)
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 1:53 PM
Very old news
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 1:55 PM
Well I didn't know. Thanks for posting.

A bit odd to replace such new PTCs?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 1:58 PM
You can see pics of the trains and a POV of BD on opening weekend.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 2:12 PM

1) If those are indeed the Hershey Wildcat trains, then they have been rebuilt...the Wildcat had headrests, constructed as high seat backs.

2) Looks like Ghost Hunt has cars that match the ones on Ghostwood Estate (Kennywood).

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 2:42 PM
Jeff's avatar I didn't know either, so the haters can stick it unless they have something meaningful to contribute.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 2:51 PM

They had a train damaged last summer, Purchased the wildcats old PTC trains and mentioned cycling the four every two years.

How's mentioning that as old news, Hating? The only hate I see is the stuff you generate.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 3:37 PM
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:03 PM
After an incident on the ride last year, the park started using one of the old Wildcat trains. The Hershey trains were supposedly rebuilt in the off-season so they are exactly like the original Boulder Dash trains, meaning no headrests. Chuck is right, they four trains are supposedly going to be rotated every year.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:28 PM
matt.'s avatar They'll get rotated until LC builds their second mega-terrain-woodie by Gravity Group in 2010.

Now how long before that ends up in SS or Toilet Paper Rollers...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 6:56 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar They are running the Wildcat trains this year, which have been repainted to green and blue (I believe) and next year the original yellow and red BD trains will be used.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 8:10 PM
Yeah sorry, I just thought I minds and well post it. I found it pretty weird too.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:18 PM
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:47 PM
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11:27 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar Hmm, I didn't know this either, thanks for sharing!

What was the "incident" on BD?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 6:24 AM
Someone might know but I don't. I do know that they removed the final drop in lew of a longer brake run.

Sad too as it was the best air on the return run when I visited. Wait, Best air on the ride cept the latteral lift jump.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:34 PM
janfrederick's avatar What has happened to Coasterbuzz??!!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:55 PM
^^ I didn't hear anything about the last hill having been removed. That's a shame.

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