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One year prior to the opening, the big sister to Nessie was opened in Busch Gardens Tampa. The coaster was a fairly short one but one that I found to be very fun. It was one of my first upside down rollercoasters and featured two corkscrew elements. The trains to me are very similar to Nessie's; I do not have any hard facts on that. Maybe one of you will be able to clarify. It was a generic model but due to the Congo style theme, overwhelming quantity of palm trees, and the hut style station it was unique.

I have not found the flash drive with my pictures so here are some from searches

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This was the old style sign prior to the repainting, new logo signage

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This shot is collated with Nessie but give you an amazing perspective of the trains

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You can see the truss structures were the period-signature Arrow structures. Although it was nothing out of the ordinary it goes down as one of my favorites
 
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I do believe there are some parts from python sitting in the lochness garage. Same style trains from what I was told.
 
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I rode it before and after the segment repair that occurred prior to its closing. It was a VERY short but fun coaster. I miss it. But I always let a ray of sun gleam down when I remember that we have a train of her here in Va.
 

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ScoutN said:
I rode it before and after the segment repair that occurred prior to its closing. It was a VERY short but fun coaster. I miss it. But I always let a ray of sun gleam down when I remember that we have a train of her here in Va.

So that rumor is true then. I figured there was truth to that but no one had spoke about it until now.
 
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I came across a picture not too long ago of the trains in the employee lot at BGW. I cannot for the life of me find it again.
 
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Yes, there is a Python train that runs on Loch Ness, and I believe that all of the horse collar harnesses were replaced by the ones from Python when it was demolished.
 
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B-Mac said:
ScoutN said:
I rode it before and after the segment repair that occurred prior to its closing. It was a VERY short but fun coaster. I miss it. But I always let a ray of sun gleam down when I remember that we have a train of her here in Va.

So that rumor is true then. I figured there was truth to that but no one had spoke about it until now.

Does anyone know which LNM train is Pythons?
 

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I'll have to dig through BGEscape later for more on this. I was told that they were being used for parts, but I'm unsure if it was true.
 
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IIRC from a manager in Tampa said that a whole train was sent to BGW. Another train was stripped and its parts went to BGW. I was told that around the time Sheikra opened so it is a hair hazy now. A while train DID come here though.
 
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FWIW, if I remember correctly, the tour guides said one of the python trains came to BGW and it's been scrapped for parts. I don't know where else they would hide a train.
 
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