Just read on another coaster site that Michigan Adventure received one of Dorney's hercules trains. It made me wonder what happened to the trains on deconstructed coasters. Where are the old trains from Arrow loopers Draken Fire, Shockwave, and Orient Express. For that matter, any deconstructed coaster.
One thing about PTC's is the parts in many cases are interchangable from one train to another as long as they are in good working order, It wouldn't surprise me a bit to see one of Hercs trains on Wolverine Wildcat.
Chuck, who thinks ya don't see a ton of three benchers anymore.
I know the old Wildcat trains from the former Elitch Gardens were sent somewhere east, I can't remember exactly which park. As for the Twister trains from the old Elitch's, well those were on the Twister II at the new location up until last year, and now have been sitting in the back ever since. One is waiting to be sent off to the ACE museum, the blue one I believe.
ROb I am suprised to hear that about WW train at Knoebels. As far as I know they have had the same train since the day it opened they just reapolstered it and replaced a lot of its parts, but I dont thik they ever got a new train. If what your saying is true I would love to see a picture if you happen to have it. Herc's old trains on the other hand will not end up on WW. Hercs are four seaters and WW's are 6 seaters. As to my knowledge the trains were sent to MIA for replacement parts for Timbers. Those that rode ST last year most likley noticed how rough the trains road, and this year they are much smoother.
I don't have the pictures but I'm sure someone does. They were sitting by the building (food court?) in front of the Mining Museum. I don't ever recall the Wolverine Wildcat getting new trains, so I'm not sure why that train wound up there. Is it possible the MiA had three trains for WW and decided that they didn't need one of them?
The news about Shockwave going to SFNO was just a rumor. One that makes no sense to me. The park already has a Boomerang and a Vekoma loop & corkscrew coaster. How many looping coasters does the park need?