Alpengeist Time (was QUESTION ABOUT B&M BRAKE RUNS)

Alpengeist Time (was QUESTION ABOUT B&M BRAKE RUNS)

Post by Alpengei » Sun, 30 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> This situation would dramatically reduce capacity on a long
> ride like Raptor (I have repeatedly timed Raptor at 2:42 from floor-down
> to bars-open, though CP insists it is a little shorter than that), and
> would reduce capacity from three trains to two.

Would that be the proper way to time it though?  I timed Alpengeist as
1:46 from dispatch to the moment the train was completely on the brakes.
The crews can be so erratic with their dispatches (even with the older
rides) that I never know when to stop.  I timed Alp as 2:45 (I think) from
dispatch to floor-up.

Jeff
"Moistness is maximized!"

 
 
 

Alpengeist Time (was QUESTION ABOUT B&M BRAKE RUNS)

Post by Dave Altho » Sun, 30 Mar 1997 04:00:00

= > This situation would dramatically reduce capacity on a long
= > ride like Raptor (I have repeatedly timed Raptor at 2:42 from floor-down
= > to bars-open, though CP insists it is a little shorter than that), and
= > would reduce capacity from three trains to two.

: Would that be the proper way to time it though?  I timed Alpengeist as
: 1:46 from dispatch to the moment the train was completely on the brakes.
: The crews can be so erratic with their dispatches (even with the older
: rides) that I never know when to stop.  I timed Alp as 2:45 (I think) from
: dispatch to floor-up.

I think the official time on coasters which must stop on the back brake
(such as most new 3-train rides...) is from dispatch to stop on the brake
run.  I don't know that for sure, but it makes sense.  But as a rider, I
consider that my ride on Raptor is from floor-down to bar-open...and it is
remarkably consistent thanks to CP's rigid adherance to the dispatch
interval.  But I think you are right about official timing.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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