Track spotting in NY

Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:24 AM

Here i am on the tappan zee bridge(between westchester and rockland ny)eating white castle hamburgers in the passenger seat when i see a flatbed truck moving kinda slow ahead of us. the truck was carying about ten pices of red B&M track with yellow rails and some pices of blue supports .my jaw dropped. the track was very curved and twisted. could not tell if the track was for a hyper,inverted or stand up.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:31 AM
What direction was it heading in? Im assuming west. Sounds like superman colors.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:32 AM
Hmmmmmmm sounds like SFWOA hyper.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:34 AM

does sound like the track seen for SFWoA a while back, it also sounds like the S:UF track, maybe another parks getting a S:UF clone

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:34 AM

Hopefully, its the new Superman B/M Flyer going to Great Adventure in New Jersey! ;)

As for Worlds Of Adventure...I thought their new hyper was an Intamin?

-Mikey

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:34 AM
Hasn't Intamin track already been spotted and IT was dubbed as the track for Six Flags Worlds of Adventure's hyper?

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:35 AM

If it were SFWOA it would not be spotted in NY. B&M track is manufactured at a steel plant in southern Ohio.

If it was indeed new B&M track I would suspect it might be headed to a NJ or NY SF park..........

Shaggy

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:37 AM
I'll bet its for a S:UF clone. If nor, its definatly a superman ride.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:37 AM
Yeah, this is probably headed to Six Flags Great Adventure.. Afterall, with all the rumors of a flyer it just seems to fit! Great observation Sfmm15. Now im really excited to see the plans that Six Flags has for 2003!
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Thursday, July 18, 2002 11:01 AM
Please let it go to SFGADv. I rode Batwing and was disapointed but X Flight was awesome for some reason and after experiancing Vekomas I would love to try a B&M.
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Thursday, July 18, 2002 11:11 AM
If B&M track is manufactured in southern Ohio, what would GrAdv track be doing in New York. Espeacially since trucks like that are not allowed on the Garden State Parkway.
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Thursday, July 18, 2002 11:23 AM
for all we know this track could be going to some ware house untill the off season. lets not rule any park out

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 11:41 AM
I'm venturing a guess at it going to SF great adventure,it could be going to SFDL or SFA might have a shot at it even though both of those parks already have superman themed coasters.
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Thursday, July 18, 2002 11:58 AM

This doesn't add up, B&M track should never cross the Tappan Zee Bridge. To get to the New Jersey Turnpike (south), you have to go west on the Tappan Zee. Since B&M track is manufactured in Ohio, there is no need to cross the hudson river unless it's indeed going to a park north of NYC. Where is Reverchon track manufactured? This could have been track for Playland's spinning Wild Mouse.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 12:10 PM
NO! ths was definately B&M track way to big to be anything else . and I dont buy that B&M track is only made in ohio crap. just because there is a factory in ohio that make B&M track does not make it imposible for B&M track to be made some where else

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*** This post was edited by sfmm15 on 7/18/2002. ***

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 12:11 PM
ONE truck carrying TEN pieces of track AND supports??? Sounds kind of skeptical to me. Only one or two pieces of B&M track could fit on a standard flatbed truck. I hope it's true, though it still seems a little early.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 12:13 PM
I agree with astrosgp on this one. That seems a lot to hold.
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Thursday, July 18, 2002 12:18 PM
Yeah, that's definatly a little too much for one flatbed to hold. That, combined with the fact that you're so quick to dismiss the Ohio fabrication plant as "crap" makes me wonder...
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Thursday, July 18, 2002 12:24 PM

Of course, B&M lied about Ohio fabricating their track for their American coasters. It was just a rumor by CP & PKI fans to once again show how much Ohio rules. (That's sarcasm for anyone interested).

There is no way that anything near 10 pieces of B&M track can fit on a flatbed. Maybe 2-4, but I'd think you would know the difference between 4 and 10. Not saying you're lying, but I'm skeptical at this point. It just doesn't add up.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 12:26 PM

http://www.walmart.com/agt/bounce.gsp?ID=24305o7rsja7qpbbyhju

I have uploaded a S:UF construction photo of ONE piece of B&M track on a truck. Please don't tell me you saw ten of them and supports. We don't need that.

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