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This thread is a talk about the trains a Busch Gardens. would you want to see more themed rides during special events? Comment. Questions? Concerns.

I have a concern. While riding from scottland to festa it says for you to slide all the way to your left, but it is so posse to say slide all the way to your right to make room for boarding guest entering for the left hand side only.
 
I have always wondered who built the locomotives and cars for the park and who laid the track when the park was getting built. Does anyone have this information?
 
Balak95 said:
Crown Metal Products made all three of the locomotives.

the "red" and "blue" trains where made just for Busch in 1974 but Busch got the "green" train in 1996 it started out at an amusement park in south western virginia
 
BGW know it all said:
the "red" and "blue" trains where made just for Busch in 1974 but Busch got the "green" train in 1996 it started out at an amusement park in south western virginia

Yes; it was originally built by Crown in 1972 for the defunct Lakeside Park in Salem, Virginia. Busch Gardens Williamsburg acquired the train and had it rebuilt in the shops of the Tweetsie Railroad, the "official" supplier of parts for Crown Locomotives. The train was outfitted with a snow plow and alpine style paint on the caboose as it debuted as the Alpen Express in 1997 in conjunction with the park's Alpengeist roller coaster...

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