X-Flight jammed in loop

Friday, May 30, 2003 3:41 PM
At SFWoA, I noticed around 6:30 from the Superman station that X-Flight was closed and a hoist platform was doing work on the loop. As I was leaving at 7, I looked from the parking lot and saw that there was actually a train (empty) stuck in the loop. The first car was at the top of the loop.

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Woodencoaster.com

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Friday, May 30, 2003 3:58 PM
Maybe it vallied and they were pulling it through. A ride getting stuck in a loop is a rare occurance. I'm interested to hear the details about this....

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SFWoA Ride Op!
Boomtown 2003

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Friday, May 30, 2003 4:19 PM
That could very well be. However, it might have made more sense to pull it back to the horseshoe turn and let it go from there.

Eit: you're a ride op? I want to compliment you guys. I had a much more enjoyable time this year.


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Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes
Woodencoaster.com
*** This post was edited by bigkirby 5/30/2003 8:20:54 PM ***

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Friday, May 30, 2003 7:08 PM
That is very unlikely that they would pull the train through the loop and the rest of the course. I can see it for an out an back, but its to much hastle for a looping coaster, just take apart the train and use one train operation until you can re-assemble the train back on the transfer track, and then re-instate the train back into service, after test runs of course ;)

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Shaun Rajewski
CoasterLine
http://www.coasterline.com

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Friday, May 30, 2003 7:30 PM
Yea, it sounds like the second train stalled today. Not suprising, as the new train hasn't been used all year.

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Jes
Jes's Roller Coasters DJ Jes
Six Flags Worlds Of Adventure Ride-Ops Crew 2002-2003(Find Me, Win a prize!)

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Friday, May 30, 2003 7:55 PM
I remember a few years back Demon at SFGam getting stuck in the loop. It's pretty much luck to get it stalled, I'm sure the physics "know-it-alls" ;) will be here soon to explain it. :)

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Friday, May 30, 2003 8:08 PM
Wasn't the Demon the one that actually got physically jammed in the ride when one of the wheel assemblies broke off and got lodged in the track (in the loop)? I hope nothing like that happened today! :-O

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Jes
Jes's Roller Coasters DJ Jes
Six Flags Worlds Of Adventure Ride-Ops Crew 2002-2003(Find Me, Win a prize!)

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Friday, May 30, 2003 8:18 PM
Hello everyone,

Word from management in the park is that this is the second train (the one that hasn't been running yet all year.) Today is the first day they have tried it...and it vallied. They said it needs to just warm up after the winter. So it looks like X-Flight will very soon be running two trains and in time for the crowds.

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Friday, May 30, 2003 8:23 PM
How long is it going to take to get this train off of the track?
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Friday, May 30, 2003 10:12 PM
And to think it started life with three trains. Amazing engineering there.

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Saturday, May 31, 2003 2:00 AM
Demon at SFGam did actually break and get stuck in the loop with people on it. I remember because I was at the park the day that it happened. I think a few people ended up passing out from the head rush. That would be scary!

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SFGam 2003

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Saturday, May 31, 2003 11:42 AM
X-Flight (and any flyer, Verkoma or BM) can only accomidate 3 trains by having an extra station. Great idea for increasing capacity, but in the end hardly cost effective I have yet to vist a flyer with two stations operational.

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Saturday, May 31, 2003 12:45 PM
X-Flight was running today! I do not remember which train was going however...

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Saturday, May 31, 2003 12:49 PM
X-Flight was stuck in the position you described when I went past the park at about 4:45pm last night. They had the hoist platform overthere so it was stuck there for a while. I have no idea when it happened, but it was like that for a while if it was still there at 6:30.
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Sunday, June 1, 2003 9:38 AM
No, it did get stuck in the loop.
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