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Now rebranded as the New Steel Dragon, this Morgan coaster has brand new trains designed by B&M.

This is the second time B&M have made a rolling stock for coaster track that is not theirs (First was Psyclone at SFMM).

http://shusarides.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1.html

Old Trains

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New B&M Trains

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I'm not liking the leg restraints but I'm guessing it may be a safety requirement for the local building codes.

This is interesting to say the least as we could see B&M start doing this for other coasters.

Here's a video gallery of pics showing off the news trains. And LOL at the Little Mermaid music playing as the soundtrack!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d74CBmVKU1k
 

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So this is what a "Two Abreast" vs "Four Abreast" B&M train would look like. I had no idea they would do this. I wouldn't mind seeing with done one Steel Eel at SeaWorld or any number of aging coasters.

Also look like the capacity is down from three rows per train to two rows per train.
 

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Shane said:
Also look like the capacity is down from three rows per train to two rows per train.

This is one of those cases where comfort definitely takes precedent over capacity. Morgan trains are insufferable with their lapbars, especially the few times you get air time. I would take a B&M Clamshell with leg harnesses over those things any day of the week.

Another thing that makes me wonder is if those style of trains would be compatible on H:RRR, because Universal did contact B&M about making replacement trains what with all the issues Maurer had in 2009-2010.
 

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Shane said:
Who did they end up doing replacement trains with? Gosh just seeing these trains makes my mind think of so so many possibilities. They really have that signature B&M look to them. I love these trains.

Off-topic: Universal ended up refurbishing and overhauling the trains with Maurer because no one wanted to work on the ride at all.

On-topic: Considering a positive reaction to how well these trains ride I really hope to see them on other aging rides, mainly Magnum XL-200.
 
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b.mac said:
Shane said:
Who did they end up doing replacement trains with? Gosh just seeing these trains makes my mind think of so so many possibilities. They really have that signature B&M look to them. I love these trains.

Off-topic: Universal ended up refurbishing and overhauling the trains with Maurer because no one wanted to work on the ride at all.

On-topic: Considering a positive reaction to how well these trains ride I really hope to see them on other aging rides, mainly Magnum XL-200.

When I read this, the first coaster I thought of was Magnum. B&M's seats are just so comfortable, and I think a coaster like that could really benefit from a change like this.
I really like these trains as well. Kind of weird to see just two seats (since I've seen four (Apollo's) all my life), but they look great nonetheless.
 
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