Legend's old trains and RWBs?

Friday, February 22, 2002 3:57 PM
SFWoA has bought Legend's olds trains correct?

So there going to re-profile Raging Wolf Bobs becasue of the trains needs.

Has anybody else heard this?

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Friday, February 22, 2002 4:16 PM
I highly doubt that SFWoA pruchased the Legend's train for two reasons. First, there is only one Legend train and Raging Wolf Bobs can operate with more than one train. Secondly, even if SFWoA purchased the train to replace one of the trains, things would not work out since the other trains are not Gerstlauers.
The only way this could be possible is if SFWoA purchases another Gerstlauer train, which I hope doesn't happen.
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Friday, February 22, 2002 4:18 PM
      I have heard of this too, but as far as I know it has not been confirmed and could be just a rumor. I myself think that the trains now are fine. They do bounce like heck down the tracks and bang you around alot but I think that adds to the wildness of RWB that I love so much. Not to mention they have a ton of padding making them very comfortable. Of course it might even be a better ride if it was smooth, I just like the wild feel it has now. I see the bouncing and roughness to definetly be the train's fault and the addition of the Legend's old train as a decent solution. Also I am a fan of G-trains, due to the open feel to them. So either way, if they keep the trailered PTC's that's perfectly fine with me, and if they replace them with the Legend train that's great. Speaking of ride improvements, the replacement of Double Loop's restraints is very welcome. It's about time! The front car on the purple train had a seat roped off all year.
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Friday, February 22, 2002 5:22 PM
Why would they need more than one train on RWB? As much as I love the bobs, in all honesty, when was the last time you ever saw it run with more than one train? I'd be guessing only up to a few years after it opened.
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Friday, February 22, 2002 5:26 PM
Matthew, you're assuming SFWoA ever uses two trains on that ride at the same time!

Worlds Of Adventure does has an extra "G" train, Villain's old solid red train. I'm not really sure why the park took the trains off and replaced them with grey ones, but they did. The old red trains are sitting somwhere in storage, or in a shed by Raging Wolf Bobs.

As to the rumor its self... I'd say it's possible because we've (Refresh-heads) have been hearing about a possible "Woodie Love Package" for 2002 for quite some time.

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Friday, February 22, 2002 5:47 PM
     I did see RWB run two trains twice this season and I went about 10 times. You see both trains on RWB running as often as you see Double Loop running both trains. Come to think of it the only rides in the entire park that always operates at full capacity is Serial Thriller and B:KF. I personally love it when they run both trains on RWB because it's walk on everytime. I got about 15 rides in a row when they ran both, I just ran around back into line and walked right onto the next train. While it's fun to have walk-ons it's not like there are long waits with one train operation. I would be willing to bet that they would put just one G-train on without even thinking about capacity because it's not an issue with this ride. A little longer wait for an improved ride would be worth it.
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Friday, February 22, 2002 6:48 PM
RWB is one of the few woodies that can bouce you around relentlessly without causing pain. I couldnt stop laughing as RWB navigated its course...bumpity bump bump bumpity bump bump. wooohooo!
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Friday, February 22, 2002 7:11 PM
I'm 16 and have never had a back problem... but after riding Raging Wolf Bobs one day, my back hurt so much, I couldn't ride any other coasters that day. I guess it all really depends on the day and the conditions.
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Friday, February 22, 2002 7:42 PM
I thought Big Dipper was fantastic, and Villain a great CCI even considering it's location...RWB did very little for me, kinda slow, NO air, and really not great laterals.  Granted I may have caught it on a bad day, and the park had such great coasters elsewhere that I really didn't give it my customary second chance (esp. due to single-train long lines for RWB), and relatively short waits for the other coasters. 

bill, thinking two G-trains on a poor coaster, is NOT the "woodie love package" that could've been...

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Friday, February 22, 2002 7:58 PM
I've ridden it sooo many times over and over and never once had a problem.
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:37 AM
Um...even people who *don't* like G-Trains have to know that they'll be worlds better than the horrid trailered PTCs that run the course now, I gurantee that with proper trains alone that ride would cruise *much* faster (though whether or not that's a good thing on that particular ride remains to be seen :-)

Supposedly CCI was going to come in and do some retracking on the coaster as well but that's been floating around the rumour mill forever so god only knows how true it is. If CCI *did* retrack/profile and put G-Trains on the ride I think it could actually have some potential. Anything they do will *have* to improve that ride, it just can't get any worse IMO :-)
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 7:21 AM
CCI purchased the legends old trains. They will be refurbished and fixed and then be sold to the park that wants them.
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 10:18 AM
I fully believe that G trains would turn RWB from an ok coaster to a damn fine one.  3 excellent wooden rides in one park sounds great to me, especially when I don't find anything particuarly worth while in the steel collection up there. 
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:33 PM
One word describes RWB for me-yawwwwwn.
Sorry, if you want good wood, go ride Big Dipper or Villian. It's quite a pretty looking coaster though.
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:39 PM
Raging Wolf Bobs still can be fun. The second drop somehow gives me some air. ;)
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 7:23 PM
Wolf Kabobs is a total waste of time. I've never been on a wood coaster with a more sloppy track gauge. That's a shame, because I remember doing many re-rides the year it opened.

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Saturday, February 23, 2002 7:29 PM
Wolf Kabbobs, that sounds like something I had for dinner. ;)

Yes, and I will only ride if it has less than a five minute wait. Anything longer and it is a waste of time.

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Sunday, February 24, 2002 3:30 AM
So, what's the point of coming into a thread concerning Legend's old g train ending up on RWB, and just stating the obvious that its not a very good ride?  I mean, its not exactly a revelation or anything, and it doesn't exactly contribute to the conversation....
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Sunday, February 24, 2002 4:04 AM
Point being that the trains aren't the problem!

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Sunday, February 24, 2002 7:37 AM
Actually, the purple train formerly of the Legend, is still sitting in the picnic shelter in the parking lot. HW personnel stated they have no idea where the train is going, only that CCI hasn't picked it up yet.

BTW, the only work done for the Legend siding is footers so far. Most of the retracking is done on the Raven but all of the steel has not been put back on yet. A little vertical assembly has been done on ZOOMbabwe, but there is still lots of purple tubes parts adorning every open area of the park. The foundations for the new food stand and oasis close to ZOOMbabwe have been completed.

Scott

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