Six Flags just posted a picture of the front of the last Texas Giant train on their website. It looks like the colors of the trains will be black red and blue. You can see the red train in the background. This also confirms that they have all 3 trains on site. From the looks of the building, it appears to be one of the sheds behind the Texas Giant and Music Mill Ampitheater. http://www.facebook.com/sixflagsovertexas
Last edited by OFFice357 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:10 pm.
DJeXeL wrote:Actually Gerstlauer has made trains for 10 different woodies however 4 of the 10 are not in operation currently. I personally haven't been on any of their wooden coaster trains so can't comment on what kind of experience they provide.
They are awful rather than awe-ful. I was pretty shocked when I heard that SFOT went with G-trains for their $10mil guinea pig. You'd think that they would go with a company that has a proven crowd-pleasing record and Gerstlauer is not it. Holiday World's Legend ran G-trains initially, I believe, and it's popularity increased once they were replaced with PTCs. Mega Zeph is the only coaster with G-trains that has ever sat in my top 10.
Having said that, this is not a wood coaster. Gerstlauer also makes steel coaster rolling stock and those seem to be just fine. We'll just have to wait and see.
The gerstlauer trains on wooden coasters usually make wooden coasters rough because of their wheel setup, but custom gerstlauer trains, such as the ones on Mammut at Tripsdrill, ride VERY well because they are designed to suit the track. And these trains are basically for a steel coaster so they should have NO problem and will probably have been the best trains they could have gotten for the ride.
^Yeah, the line's going to be pretty massive. Sadly, you're probably right about the Platinum Pass ride not allowing you to ride twice in a row. Knowing me, I'll probably wait over and over until I get tired of riding it! I'm going on my birthday, so I'm taking two friends with me. I told them about the renovation and that the line is going to be extremely long, and they were both pretty bummed when they realized they were going to have to wait so long. That is until they saw pictures of The New TG!
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