Dragon Coaster Trains @ Rye Playland

I went to Rye Playland with a friend today (trip report to follow soon... hopefully :) ) and I didn't recognize who made the trains.

Does anyone know who made thoes trains? Thanks! :)


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rollergator's avatar
Morgan. Blah! :(
Eeeww.. on a woodie? Well, the ride itself was still pretty good, IMO.

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Yeah but why the F would you go to Morgan and not PTC for new trains. I mean that is such a great coaster. What they did would have been like Kennywood getting Morgan trains for the Racer when they replaced those trains a few years ago.
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Tim - quite a few woodies have Morgan trains.
*cue the list*
I assume that Morgan trains were cheaper that PTC's. Either that or they were advertised as being lighter and therefore less destructive to track. Being a government-owned park, I'm sure Playland was obligated to give the job to the lowest bidder.

One thing I have noticed- Morgan trains operate on a lot of full-size (not PTC junior) coasters designed for flanged wheels. Is this a coincidence, or does PTC not build full-size flanged wheel trains?

That's what I was thinking, Rob. Morgan might have been the only company to offer a flanged-wheel *full size* train (PTC junior trains have flanged wheels).
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Not sure if it makes a difference in the above observation/point, but several woodies have used both PTC and Morgan trains: Colossus, Riverside Cyclone, Texas Cyclone, Rattler...

AV Matt
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^ Guide wheels instead of flanged wheels? Would make for an extra set of wheels that wouldn't have been needed on the original P&Cs, but MAYBE it's a possibility....

Someone e-mail Tom Rebbie... ;)

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Oh and just to shake things up some more, Morgan trains are now PTC trains too, or specifically PTC's "California" model if I recall.

AV Matt
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Does PTC still sell- or try to sell- those things? I don't think any were sold once PTC purchased that division of Morgan, leading me to believe they purchased the rights to build them just so they could get them off the market and push parks to buy real PTC trains.
The Monstre at La Ronde was designed by Bill Cobb to specifically use those trains. Unfortunately, seeing as how even those light trains destroy the track fast, I would not even dare think of what PTC trains would do to the ride!

It also opened without upstop wheels. It instead had a metal bar.

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