A roller coaster train is a vehicle made up of two or more cars connected by specialized joints which transports passengers around a roller coaster’s circuit.
Enjoy the deadly Roller Coaster show put by the Twin Diesel ALCO hauled Train, suddenly disappears and reappears on the steep monster gradient and notches up like a erupting Volcano to climb up the track back.
Roller Coaster Train Disappears ? Smoking ALCo – Indian Railways : VIDEO
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Train : 15015 GORAKHPUR – YESVANTPUR EXPRESS
DIVERTED VIA GUNTAKAL BYPASS – BALLARI – CHIKKAJAJUR – ARSIKERE – TUMKUR.
Locomotive : KAZIPET ALCO TWINS WDM3A 18983 / 16501.
Location : BHAIRANAYAKANAHALLI – SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAYS.
Roller coaster trains have wheels that run on the sides (side friction or guide wheels) and underneath the track (upstop, underfriction, or underlocking wheels) as well as on top of it (road or running wheels); these lock the train to the tracks and prevent it from jumping the track. The side wheels can be mounted on the outside or inside of the train, depending on the manufacturer (although outside-mounted wheels are more common). The wheels are sometimes located between the cars, as well as at the front and rear of the entire train.
Roller coaster trains also have restraints that keep the passengers in their seats. There are two major types of restraints: lap bar and over-the-shoulder (Most modern OTSR come into contact with riders at the lap; however, older so-called “horsecollar” ones actually restrain riders by the shoulders). Restraints always use two locking mechanisms, one on each side, for redundancy. If one fails, the restraint will remain locked. Most roller coasters also have seat belts that may act as secondary safety devices. On over-the-shoulder restraints, this seatbelt is mostly cosmetic as the restraint locks on its own.
At a given velocity, the longer a roller coaster train becomes, the more momentum it gains throughout the ride’s course. A roller coaster train that is fully loaded will also have more momentum than one that is empty or nearly empty.