Spotted track on I-75

Sunday, March 19, 2006 9:54 PM
Today, while on the way to the Cincinnati Zoo I saw a section of what appeared to be B&M track. It was at the rest stop just before the Monroe/Leabanon exit, (Traders World area). It was on the northbound side of I-75.

It looked to be part of an inversion, mostly bright red w/ yellow on the tubular track pieces. I'm not willing to speculate where it was heading, it could be going so many different directions, (even toward a port to go overseas). But I wondered if anybody else may have spotted it, or if anyone may have an idea of it's destination?

All I know is I got excited just to see coaster track, (Man, it's been a long winter!). Excited enough, that after the zoo I drove me and my son out to Stricker's Grove just to stare at the Tornado for a few minutes.


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Sunday, March 19, 2006 9:57 PM
It maybe a track for CP. That's only if it was heading in that direction.
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Sunday, March 19, 2006 10:00 PM
rollergator's avatar If it hadn't had inversions, this would be my guess...
http://www.rcdb.com/ig3385.htm?picture=4

Red with yellow... ;)

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Sunday, March 19, 2006 10:07 PM
It probably is for Goliath because I'm failing to see how anyone could tell a few pieces to be part of inversion.
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Sunday, March 19, 2006 10:17 PM
rollergator's avatar Also thinking...doesn't B&M have other fabricators for their European projects?
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Sunday, March 19, 2006 10:38 PM
To Cedar Point

Map from the B&M's manufacturing plant to Cedar Point. Does not take you on I-75. Unless they, for some reason, wanted to take a longer route and go trough Toledo.

Of course, I always save the benifit of the doubt. One thing I noticed, if it is going to Cedar Point, and took 1-75... then that way it would stay on Interstates. Unlike the map I gave above. That takes you on some smaller roads which may not be alowed because of size, weight, conveince, or even speed limit.

Also, it doesn't make sense for it to be going to La Ronde
To La Ronde

It appears that Cedar Point is the best bet, but I'm not saying this is for sure, yet again, I'm not ruling it out.

*** Edited 3/20/2006 3:40:17 AM UTC by Keith2005***

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Sunday, March 19, 2006 10:41 PM
Well if you look at that map, it could be going up to Detroit and over to Montreal. The route only looks a little longer and maybe for some reason it is taking that route.
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Sunday, March 19, 2006 10:55 PM

Keith2005 said:
To Cedar Point

Map from the B&M's manufacturing plant to Cedar Point. Does not take you on I-75. Unless they, for some reason, wanted to take a longer route and go trough Toledo.

Of course, I always save the benifit of the doubt. One thing I noticed, if it is going to Cedar Point, and took 1-75... then that way it would stay on Interstates. Unlike the map I gave above. That takes you on some smaller roads which may not be alowed because of size, weight, conveince, or even speed limit.

Also, it doesn't make sense for it to be going to La Ronde
To La Ronde

It appears that Cedar Point is the best bet, but I'm not saying this is for sure, yet again, I'm not ruling it out.


Few thing first...sure there are possibilities, but think of it from a realistic point of view. There's a B&M hypercoaster with red traick and yellow track ties currently being built in North America (La Ronde's Goliath) -- B&M only has one North American fabricator and that's the Ohio plant. All B&M parts come from that plant whether the ride is going to Virginia or California.

Another one is, what are the odds Cedar Point would pick track colors for a coaster that also belongs to another B&M that's being built AS OF THIS MOMENT. Also, it's way too early for them to be receiving track for a 2007 coaster. Hell, the park isn't even months close from opening day yet and you're suggesting they're already bringing track in. Ya, sure.

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Sunday, March 19, 2006 11:55 PM
Yes... but it would be extremely out of the way to take 75. Considering that the plant is east of Cincinnati, and where it was spoted on 75 is north of it. If it was headed in a north east direction, why would be north of Cincinnati?
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Monday, March 20, 2006 4:54 AM
Is it really extremely out of the way though? I personally don't know that area very well, but you seem to know it better than I do. I just still feel that even if it does seem out of the way, it doesn't rule out the possibility that there are some factors in transportation of large equipment that we don't know about -- which means that track will still end up at La Ronde, long route or short route.
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Monday, March 20, 2006 9:14 AM
matt.'s avatar If it were headed to Cedar Point, it would already be there. And considering the amount of secrecy usually associated with whatever Cedar Point is building, I doubt the would really be shipping parts to the park already, which they would then have to store somewhere out of view if they expected to keep this sort of thing under wraps.
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Monday, March 20, 2006 9:25 AM
Unless they just let it sit in the field in plain view to stir up some attention (again).
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Monday, March 20, 2006 9:49 AM
matt.'s avatar I don't see it happening. It's one thing to post pictures of footers and make all the geeks go "oooooh." It's another thing to just lay out B&M track somewhere on grounds. At least not this early in the game, considering once we know the manufacturer that's pretty much letting 3/4ths of the cat out of the bag. ;)
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Monday, March 20, 2006 10:02 AM
I really doubt that they would go up 75 on their way to Cedar Point. This also kind of concludes going to Montreal this way too. It's probably Goliath track though. I'd assume that they are going up through Detroit, maybe the easiest way.
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Monday, March 20, 2006 10:19 AM
Wow what a bunch of tools.Point #1- Is Cedar point building a B&M this year ? NO!!!!! And I they were opening one next year its too early to be getting track. Point #2- Truckers use maps with hight and weight restrictions on them because they are restricted to travel certian roads depending on the hight and weight of the cargo. Point #3- Its a long shot (because of the colors) but did anyone think the traks could also be a replacement piece for an coaster already built. Due to wear or cracking. My guess is its going to Le Ronde *** Edited 3/20/2006 3:20:24 PM UTC by BG Nut***
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Monday, March 20, 2006 10:51 AM
matt.'s avatar

BG Nut said:
Wow what a bunch of tools.Point #1- Is Cedar point building a B&M this year ? NO!!!!!

Lol. What a fantastic first post.

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Monday, March 20, 2006 11:03 AM

Wow what a bunch of tools... My guess is its going to Le Ronde

Glad that's settled. ;)

I would think its safe to say that this track isn't headed for Sandusky. Unless they're building a 700' 28-inversion dueling flyer 4-D.


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Monday, March 20, 2006 11:08 AM
matt.'s avatar ^^^Dude, Thom25's hopes are high enough as it is. ;)

I guess it could be worse, at least you didn't suggest that's what SFA is getting. :)

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Monday, March 20, 2006 11:34 AM
Wow, using assumptions to insult those who make assumptions seems like a risky move.
  • Yes, the track could be going to LaRonde (given the color of what was reported, it seems like a good explanation).
  • It seems that going north on I-75 to Sandusky or Montreal is not that far out of the way to either destination.
  • How does anyone here know what "its too early to be getting track"?


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Monday, March 20, 2006 11:42 AM
It's possible, of course, but very, very, very unlikely. There's just no need for CP to get track this soon. This general opinion is probably based (rightly so) on the fact that neither MF nor TTD had track arrive this early. And, those were some pretty darn massive construction projects.

Its even more unlikely when you consider that the track seen looks eerily similar to this:

http://rcdb.com/ig3385.htm?picture=4


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