Not to be a prude here, but I just felt that it was necessary to mention that the acronym PTC now stands for Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters. It's been that way for several years now. Just wanted to clarify that for the true die-hards out there like me!!
Does anyone happen to know who built the trains for the Jackrabbit at Kennywood?? I asked the ride ops but they didn't know. The trains are obriously very old b/c they don't even have movable lapbars but I was just wondering if anybody knew.
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How can JR's trains have been built in the 40's when the coasterr was built in the 20's?also the trains on CLP's Blue streak are the same as those on T-bolt @KW,the headlight on the front car is a dead giveaway.
Blue streak's trains,along with T-bolt's were designed & built by NAD sometime between the 40's & 60's if I'm not mistaken.
I'm not completely sure, but I've heard that the trains running on the Jack Rabbit are PTC's. You have to remember that John Miller worked at PTC during the era when the ride was originally built. They do resemble the Vettle trains of the late 1930's though so I'm not convinced entirely. Fxnib and I had this discussion a few weeks ago. I stated that the Vettle track style was unique and that it was possible that his trains were actually manufactured by PTC with the different wheel configuration to fit Vettles' track style so they became known as his trains.
At this point even NAD could have manufactured those trains though because Miller started National Amusement Device during the 1930's. I find it interesting that the Vettle trains are interchangable with the NAD Century Flyers that ran on Conneauts Blue Streak. It sure is a grey area for me as I've been a fan of Miller coasters all my life. The man was multi-talented and an excellent engineer. We all owe him our gratitude for his achievements in rollercoaster design and safety.
Wood - anything else is an imitation *** This post was edited by Thrillerman 8/18/2003 7:34:34 PM *** *** This post was edited by Thrillerman 8/18/2003 7:37:58 PM ***
thrillerman1- those trains are on Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake, not CP. ------------------ In my CD player: Centaur - In Streams Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf Fu Manchu - California Crossing
You're right. That gets me almost every time. Theres a Blue Streak at Cedar Point (CP) and a Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park (CLP). Very confusing.
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