Desperado DID derail

Thursday, April 11, 2002 3:55 PM
http://members.aol.com/rides911/accidents.htm

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 4:05 PM
Glenn (owner of CoasterKingom) was right then!

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 4:13 PM
I guess so. It's too bad the article doesn't give more details on what happened.

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 4:46 PM

Thats weird :-O
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:00 PM
Wow, has a train on a steel coaster ever derailed before, I always thought it was next to impossible for the wheels to slip off the rail unless they were mechanically taken off.

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:14 PM

Several steel coasters have in one way or another "derailed" before. Strangely, all of them I can think of are Arrow coasters.

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:24 PM
And one Anton Swarczkopf (sp?) coaster- Mindbender. That one was fatal.

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:37 PM

I forgot that one. The Arrow "derailments" were nothing that serious, more like inconvienences.

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:50 PM
Well I hope this "inconvenience" doesn't last long. I'm scheduled to ride it in October!
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:52 PM

if you really wanna see it, here is a picture of that accident on mind bender:

http://members.aol.com/drcompany/mind.jpg

and yes, that IS a dead body underneath the sheet on the ground

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:56 PM

SFGAMDie HARD said:
Wow, has a train on a steel coaster ever derailed before, I always thought it was next to impossible for the wheels to slip off the rail unless they were mechanically taken off.

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Although technically not a Derail, Vortex at PKI had a wheel shatter about 10 years ago. Also King Cobra had a rear car wheel problem in which 6 people complained of back problems.

I believe also the Incident on Orient Express a couple years ago was due to a wheel problem.

Chuck

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 7:00 PM
Anyone have any better picks of the one on Mindbender? I've seen em but not for a long time.

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Thursday, April 11, 2002 7:01 PM
here: http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery193.htm
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 8:19 PM
The biggest problem with all of the articles on the site that bigkirby referenced: no sources. No way to tell if the stories came from reputable sources (such as PR at Buff. Bills or a newspaper article) or if it came from the guy at the Dippin' Dots cart.
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 9:03 PM
The Rides911 site? Those are usually newspaper articles, and Jared can identify the sources; I'm not sure why he doesn't usually indicate the sources on the page.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Thursday, April 11, 2002 11:58 PM
Read the tidbit, people. Desperado did NOT derail. ONE of the wheels on the second car of the train broke, causing the train to make an abrupt stop at a BRAKING POINT. This is far from being "DERAILED".

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Friday, April 12, 2002 2:42 AM

Well, I hope it is open when I go to Vegas on May 10th-12th. I'll be there for a Basketball Coaches Clinic, and was planning on driving down and riding Desperado on Sunday when I have some down time. Hopefully it will be running.......

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Friday, April 12, 2002 3:08 AM
I don't think this is technically called 'derailing'. When the wheel came off the train's brakes locked, causing it to stop abrubtly, which would help PREVENT a larger accident such as derailing.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 7:29 AM
If it "came to an abrupt stop" I wonder if that means it was a guide wheel or road wheel and that the loss of said wheel caused sufficient misalignment for the brake fin to miss the caliper channel.

Mere idle speculation, of course...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 7:44 AM
I'm looking for pictures of the accident on Mindbender. I can find lots of the ride!

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