Track/Support Sighting?

Monday, January 19, 2004 2:56 PM
I recently saw rollercoaster supports heading eastbound on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, CA. I didn't see any track; not to say that it wasn't there, as I only saw the nearside of the truckload from the other side of the freeway.

Anyway, anyone know where it might be headed? My first thought was Knott's, because it resembled B&M supports. However, it was light purple/pink in color.

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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:04 PM
Could have been Knotts, as the colors are supposedly unconfirmed right now.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:14 PM
If Knott's, why on the 210? What time of day and day of week was it? Could have been going around to avoid the bottleneck on the 5 south of downtown.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:32 PM
My bad, forgot to specify time and date. Anyhoo, like I said, heading eastbound on the 210 in Pasadena (near Lake Ave exit), around 1:30pm on Sunday, January 18th.

Jan- that's why I found it to be strange. If it was going to Knott's why would it be on the 210 on a Sunday afternoon? Maybe 210-605-5? or 210-57-91? It just seemed out of place. Besides, the light purple/pink color seems to be an odd neutral primer if the colors haven't been confirmed yet.

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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:40 PM
If it was west of the 605 then that could be the route. That section of 5 gets plugged even on weekends. Also, there could have been clearance issues with some of the older overpasses. Just a guess though.

I haven't heard that any of the inland empire are getting anything (nor have I seen any kind of land clearing). Must be for Knott's.

Seems strange that they'd be getting track so soon. Then again what do I know about the coaster supply chain. ;)

*** Edited 1/19/2004 8:53:33 PM UTC by janfrederick***

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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:48 PM
Somebody in that area needs to drive by Knotts to see if there are any pieces laying around. You're probably right, but I saw a flatbed full of lumber the other day on the Ohio Turnpike and I know it wasn't headed to Sandusky!! ;)

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Monday, January 19, 2004 4:01 PM
Do you know for sure they were coaster supports? There are a lot of things that look like coaster supports that could be heading down the freeway...

-Nate *** Edited 1/19/2004 9:01:54 PM UTC by coasterdude318***

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Monday, January 19, 2004 4:24 PM
Odd colors for anything that doesn't belong in an amusement park...

Then again, they could be some sort of structure for a mall store or something.

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Monday, January 19, 2004 4:27 PM
Why would it be headed eastbound anyhow when B&M track is fabricated in Batavia Ohio?

Once you reach Cali you are about as far west as you can get so we know it couldn't be heading "east" from the point of fabrication...I do agree that if it is indeed coaster track/supports then it's probably going to Knott's for Silver Bullet though.

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Monday, January 19, 2004 4:37 PM
I guess it could be anything, but it sure looked like coaster supports to me. Not to mention the color and size. I've seen plenty of pipes/steel beams/ etc, on large trucks, but nothing like this.

But, then again, it could have been a mirage...

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Monday, January 19, 2004 4:44 PM
If it were shipped by railroad and then by truck, it's possible that it came over Donner Pass to Oakland, and then trucked south via the 5, and then east on the 210 to bypass that gnarly section of 5.

*** Edited 1/19/2004 9:44:38 PM UTC by janfrederick***

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