Does PTC still do coasters?

Thursday, June 14, 2001 3:40 PM
Does PTC still build rollercoasters? I heard someone mention how they should put PTC trains on Mean streak so..... What do they do?

Rollercoasters are the secret of life!
Thursday, June 14, 2001 3:44 PM
Umm...I think Mean Streak already has PTC trains.

but anyways, i think PTC is just in the train bussiness right now (but i could be wrong)
Thursday, June 14, 2001 6:01 PM
PTC hasn't designed and built a coaster since John Allen retired. At the moment all they build is rolling stock, fin braking systems and remote controled que gates.
Thursday, June 14, 2001 6:08 PM
Whats PTC?
Thursday, June 14, 2001 6:11 PM
Philadelphia Toboggan Company is the premier builder of trains for wooden coasters. In the past they also built wooden coasters.
Thursday, June 14, 2001 6:14 PM
They built the Blue Streak
Thursday, June 14, 2001 7:18 PM
Which was Johnny Allen design. *** This post was edited by Joe E. on 6/14/2001. ***
Thursday, June 14, 2001 7:22 PM
is GASM at SFoG a PTC design?

Mindbender...Can you hear the Riddler chuckling?
Thursday, June 14, 2001 9:40 PM
Yes it was and the Racer at PKI.
Friday, June 15, 2001 4:50 AM
Actually the company name has changed to "Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters." In earlier years they built all kinds of amusement park equipment: carousels, roller coasters, park buildings, Cuddle Up rides, and Skee-Ball machines. Now it's pretty much roller coaster trains and related equipment.

PTC built the majority of the trains operating on wood coasters today. Now, there are basically two choices for wood coaster trains...PTC and Gerstlauer...unless you buy the coaster from Great Coasters Int'l (GCI) or Premier Rides.

PTC did build a train for a steel coaster...they built the train that now runs on the Texas Tornado at Wonderland Park. I wish someone would go ride the thing and let me know how it runs as Amarillo is far too long of a drive for me. I've sat in the lead car of that train while it was under development (PTC took it to IAAPA), and it was shaping up to be the most comfortable looping coaster train ever built!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Friday, June 15, 2001 5:29 AM
PTC also built the Comet at the Great Escape in New York.

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