Kennywood inspector makes screams come true

Posted Monday, July 30, 2007 9:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Kennywood Park's Thunderbolt roller coaster has rumbled and rattled thrill-seekers since 1924, plummeting 95 feet at highway speeds on a lattice of birch timbers. Keith Kuzma affectionately calls those the "nuances" of the creaky coaster he mends early each day with new bolts, timbers and grease -- lots of grease -- before thousands of people flood the historic West Mifflin amusement park.

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Monday, July 30, 2007 6:49 PM
A nice article about a person who is a good friend of mine.
He is a nice guy who is good at what he does and takes it very serious.

Thanks for posting it Jeff.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 12:56 AM
yea i agree with you i work at kw now and kuzma is awesome and takes great care of a great ride.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 9:41 AM
Whatever happened to Gino Chamberdone and Brian Bartley. The guys who fell down the tracks on Kennywood Memories. I still laugh at that when I see it.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 1:35 PM
Very nice article. Rode the thing yesterday and he's got it running in top form.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 2:41 PM
If you read the article then you'd have found out that Geno is the shop foreman now.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 7:55 PM
Who remembers that big fat guy falling down the thunderbolt when he slipped inspecting it. It was on Kennywood Memories.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 11:42 PM
There are people on this board (myself included) that know Geno.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 1:23 AM
^^ I wouldnt make it public knowledge about knowing Geno.. :)

JK..him and Kuz are great guys.

Brian Bartley is the head of maintenance now.

*** This post was edited by Ex_Westview and KW_worker 8/1/2007 1:30:35 AM ***

Thursday, August 2, 2007 8:11 PM
I dare you to say that to Geno's face. Especially during a Penguin game. 'Rackets' is all aces for the park.
Thursday, August 2, 2007 9:33 PM
^^ Who?

If it was me I was just kidding.I like Geno,just dont like his cigars(if he is still smoking them) :)

Friday, August 3, 2007 4:47 PM
Actually, those ones he smokes don't smell too bad. They're cherry scented or something like that.

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