superman ride of steel at six flags new england

Monday, August 13, 2001 9:30 AM
is it open yet and if not does anyone know when it will re-open?
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Monday, August 13, 2001 9:35 AM
I was wondering the same thing? I know that SROS at SFDL is open and that only (1) train is running until further notice!


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Monday, August 13, 2001 9:58 AM
actually superman ros at darien lake is running two trains i was their yesterday and waits were 20 mins
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Monday, August 13, 2001 12:52 PM
yep, SFDL got the go ahead to run as many trains as it likes...

...not sure about SFNE, I am *assuming* its still closed because I am sure someone would have mentioned if it reopened by now

Alan Jacyszyn
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Monday, August 13, 2001 3:32 PM
I want to know 'cause I have had this Thursday 8/16 on my calendar as a day to go there with my teenage kids. As of this past Saturday evening, the park told my wife they expected it to open "early this week" which could be now or tomorrow. At this point (Monday evening), I don't know if it is open or not. I will be calling the park tomorrow, Tuesday, and if necessary again on Wednesday. When they say it is open, I will post it here (unless someone beats me to it). And of course I will go to the park. If S:ROS is not open, I will post nothing. I won't listen to their estimates or guesses. I don't want to get into any speculating.
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Monday, August 13, 2001 6:42 PM
Face the fact people...

It's not going to be open for awhile.
They aren't going to be using the same two trains because they were heavily damaged in the accident.

They probably will have to either order two new trains or fix the current ones. As impatient as park guests are, they will have to wait. The time could be probably anywhere from 2 more weeks to maybe the end of the season!

It wasn't just a little bump, they described it as pretty severe where the trains were damaged pretty badly. Also, they will be doing some serious safety checks as well as just continuing to investigate the incident until the ride is deemed safe again.

I predict middle of September, but that is a pessimisstic point of view.

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Monday, August 13, 2001 7:00 PM
I live in New England so here's what some friends that "live" at the park told me.

1)SROS will not be open for AT LEAST a couple more weeks.

2)Trains are not even on the track. They have been taken out for repair/replacements.

3) They are still not completely sure what actually happened, but have a general idea.

I really doubt the will open SROS anytime soon.
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Monday, August 13, 2001 7:56 PM
Dawg Byte, they also described their being blood all over the place, smoke coming from the trains' engines, a death or two, and no braking whatsoever. Just compare a 50 MPH car accident, where cars are designed to obsorb impact and have many safety features in case of a crash where still people are seriosly injured, paralized, even killed, and the vehicles are destroyed and sometimes flipped over, to a 70 MPH coaster accident. Coaster trains are designed to go fast and thats about it. Luckily the airbags saved everyone.
It seems to me that there probly isn't anything wrong at all. I mean if it was still a mystery, why would they run the other SROSs? Running them on one train is no excuse. For all we know it could have been a computer failer. The computers not only settup the break but they also switch the track to the storage rails. They might control the speed of the lift too, what if it goes 150 MPH up the lift.
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Monday, August 13, 2001 9:56 PM
Really? Superman was running two trains at SFDL? I was there today (well, yesterday now that it's past midnight) and only one train was running, at least as far as I could tell...or once again, am I being totally ignorant?
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Monday, August 13, 2001 10:12 PM
Can't they just take the front end of one train and attach it to the back of the other train. I assume this can start happening once all the necessary investigations have been completed. They'll most likely NOT have more than one train running for the rest of this season, though.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 8:57 AM
gatorwoodie:
Any components reused from either train would have to be thoroughly inspected for damage. First everything would have to be completely diaassembled. This wouldn't just be visual inspection, there would also be X-ray and other non=destructive testing to do. Of course, it the two trains were merged to make one they would want to paint everything the same color rather than advertise their accident by running a half blue, half red train.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 4:22 PM
Imagine being in the back of a train that was twice as long as normal? That would be amzing, especially the first drop.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 5:29 PM
Well, the SFA version wasn't running at all so be grateful SFDL people! See my trip report for the rantings...

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Joshua Wilcox
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Tuesday, August 14, 2001 10:03 PM
I believe that Six Flags knows exactly what happened. This system is not that complicated. Somebody screwed up, and they're waiting for the heat to die down a bit before they do anything.

And how much damage was actually done to the trains is not clear. Who has actually seen these trains?

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So many coasters - so little time.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 6:30 PM
went to the park today (8/15) and they started testing with the waterbottle dummies. So hopefully anyday now *** This post was edited by coasterbob34 on 8/16/2001. ***
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