Valleyed Trains?

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:47 PM
Reading about the rumored accident at PKI and seeing the Top Gun train stopped in the middle of the tracks and all of the troubles with Déjà vu valleying, I wondered how they get the trains back to the station? Has anyone ever seen this done?

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The worst day at Cedar Point is better than the best day at work.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:49 PM
THey get a crain and pull it through the corse or detach the wheel assemblies and rebuild it. I don't understand why Jeff closed the topic though.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:56 PM
He probably wants you to do a search. This topic has been discussed in great great detail many many times. Seriously.

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My worst day fishing is better than my best day at work....
my worst day coastering is better than my best day fishing.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 6:12 PM
I believe they actually use a series of very powerful winches.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 7:51 PM
It depends on the coaster and the location of the valley.
I've seen incidents where mechanics came out and pushed the train over the next hill and that solved the problem. Sometimes they have to take the train apart and pull it off with a crane. Sometimes they have to remove a track section and pull the cars off one by one. Sometimes they set up a wire rope and a Bobcat and pull the train through. Or they use a crane. Or...well, you get the idea...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 9:25 PM

Jeff closed the topic?? Just curious.

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Off to CP in August, Hopefully off to two other parks in July though!! YEA!!!! :-D It will be a good summer!
Questions:
smles@ilstu.edu

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 9:28 PM

Oh hold on, I see now. He may have closed it due to false information or a repeated topic.

Both of which are good reasons!

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Off to CP in August, Hopefully off to two other parks in July though!! YEA!!!! :-D It will be a good summer!
Questions:
smles@ilstu.edu

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

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 10:34 PM
I have seen Boomerang at SFEG get un-valleyied. The train valleyed between the Vertical Loop and the hill because the chain didn't operate correctly. They had a cable at the top of the hill to pull it up and let it go and it went through just like it should.
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