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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2022, 12:17:48 PM »
Not only would I ride the train right now, but Id bring my kids.
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The wreck was a fluke thing.
That train has had a lot of miles on it with no issues.
I have full faith in sdc fixing it, and doing it quick.
If people dont want to ride, then dont.
Whatever happened to personal responsibility?
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« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2022, 09:08:54 AM »
Yeah it's going to be awhile. Let's hope we have a train next spring.

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« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2022, 02:35:03 PM »
Not only would I ride the train right now, but Id bring my kids.
Otd be great.
The wreck was a fluke thing.
That train has had a lot of miles on it with no issues.
I have full faith in sdc fixing it, and doing it quick.
If people dont want to ride, then dont.
Whatever happened to personal responsibility?

Not sure you how you equate personal responsability with negligance or improper maintenance or lack of safety standards ? Personal responsibility goes out the window when things are not your fault. Are you saying the people on the train were responsible ?

That being said I will ride it again after the cause is found and corrected. Hopefully soon but whatever it takes to make it safe.

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« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2022, 06:20:22 PM »
Was at the Park this weekend and off the record some of the employees said they thought the train would open nu Thanksgiving.

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« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2022, 07:36:04 PM »
The Park is setting up a temporary location for the Story of Christmas told by Grandfather at the Tom & Hucks Stage near the RiverBlast Ride in the coming week per the train employees. This probably means the train will be a while but at least the Christmas story survives.

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« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2022, 11:29:42 AM »
I too have heard the rumor about putting "grandpa" on the the Tom and Huck stage.  But in the meantime, you can sometimes find "grandpa" sitting on the bench in front of the train depot (or one of the conductors standing nearby); and he is happy to tell you the Christmas story if you ask him. I got to hear it myself this past Sunday.  It was really special even without the lights and music.

Also, I heard that the investigation into the train accident has been completed, but they haven't released the results to the public yet.  So, hopefully we will hear something soon.

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« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2022, 09:51:47 AM »
I have a bad feeling the cause is going to be related specifically to 504. Not that there is a problem with the engine but simply the forces on the cars being a little different due to the tender causing the string lining that happened to the cars.

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« Reply #52 on: November 29, 2022, 04:58:57 PM »
SDC's 1st engine had a tender.  Steam engines with tenders have been pulling trains for almost 200 years.  Blaming the wreck on the engine for having a tender will indicate incompetence among the investigators.



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« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2022, 09:10:45 PM »
The train will not return this season
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« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2022, 02:48:00 PM »
Any update on the train?
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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2022, 05:09:35 PM »
Any update on the train?

As Swoosh mentioned the Train will not operate for the rest of the season. These investigations will take time still. The park then also has to take steps so ensure this will not be likely to happen again.

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« Reply #56 on: December 09, 2022, 10:41:11 AM »
I'm sure SDC will also take this time to do any other work they need to do on the RR, including cleaning up the old wreck site, etc.

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« Reply #57 on: December 09, 2022, 01:39:03 PM »
I'm sure SDC will also take this time to do any other work they need to do on the RR, including cleaning up the old wreck site, etc.

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Wouldn't all investigations (or most) need to be completed before cleanup?  Of course maybe enough have been completed to determine cause that cleanup could begin.

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« Reply #58 on: December 16, 2022, 06:38:01 PM »
The wreck site is already cleaned up. They silently brought the train back to the roundhouse, and everything looks to be repaired from guest POV. There is also new rail visible on the side of the roundhouse. The new track and investigation results are likely the only thing holding them back now.

I believe the steam train M&C are taking this time to rebuild and renovate everything they can while the train isn't running. Work continues machining new parts for #76 (getting some big work done on the bottom half of the engine). There are also many other projects for these 80+ year-old steam engines.
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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #59 on: December 16, 2022, 10:07:44 PM »
I'm sure SDC will also take this time to do any other work they need to do on the RR, including cleaning up the old wreck site, etc.

Jay

Wouldn't all investigations (or most) need to be completed before cleanup?  Of course maybe enough have been completed to determine cause that cleanup could begin.

The investigation has already been completed.  The park will announce (if they do) when they are ready.  Im sure if youre really interested it probably can be found online by the department who conducted the investigation
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