Wooden coaster carpenters walk the rails every morning

Posted Monday, August 20, 2007 11:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

All across the country, where there's a wooden coaster, walkers such as Tony Zelko at Six Flags America in Prince George's County are climbing the descents, rounding the curves and double-checking every wooden plank and every nut, bolt and bit of rail.

Read more from The Washington Post.

Monday, August 20, 2007 1:56 PM
That was a really cool article. I can't imagine doing if for a living though.
Monday, August 20, 2007 4:01 PM
Great article. You can tell Wild One is loved and well taken care of when you ride it. I've always noticed ample grease on the track. Such a difference than some of the neglected wooden coasters (Cyclone at SFNE anyone?!)
Monday, August 20, 2007 4:24 PM
I've always thought that the Wild One was one of the best rides in the park. I've never seen it down for more than a few minutes, and you can see the whole park from the top of the lift hill. The ol' girl is definitely loved. It's amazing that some people have no idea coaster walking goes on.*** This post was edited by ilovethewildone 8/20/2007 4:26:04 PM ***
Monday, August 20, 2007 8:34 PM
Wasnt the person writing this asking around, a while back?
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:25 AM

Great article!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 6:06 PM
I want to do that once in my life. Just to walk a coaster, is like riding it.
Friday, August 24, 2007 9:09 PM
The Wild One really surprised me in 2006. I picked it as a draft choice in another site's coaster draft this year.

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