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Detailed Look At A Twisted Colossus Train

By on 02/20/2015

During our behind-the-scenes hard hat tour of Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain earlier this week, we were treated to a very special unveiling of the orange Twisted Colossus train that had just recently arrived at the park. These photos were taken on Monday, February 16th.

As we walked into the Scream! plaza, we saw several pallets with something big mysteriously wrapped on each one:

twisted colossus train

From the size and shape of each item, we were pretty sure we knew what they were:

twisted colossus train

The plastic was pulled of to reveal a car from the orange Twisted Colossus train:

twisted colossus train

The car looked great and made us even more excited to want to ride it:

twisted colossus train

The design on the side ties directly into the steampunk theme they are going for:

twisted colossus train

As we were taking pictures of the above car, they started to remove the plastic wrap from the lead Twisted Colossus car that was sitting right next to it:

twisted colossus train

Isn’t this a great looking lead car? It looks like a Roman chariot with headlights:

twisted colossus train

Another photo of the front of the lead car:

twisted colossus train

Lots of leg room in the front of the lead car, not that you can actually use it with the shin guard, of course:

twisted colossus train

The back row of the lead car:

twisted colossus train

The seating in the non-lead car:

twisted colossus train

I love the faux sprocket on the side of the train:

twisted colossus train

Here is the rear of the car:

twisted colossus train

This is the front bogie on the lead car:

twisted colossus train

This is the rear bogie on the non-lead car, as seen from the front:

twisted colossus train

This is the rear bogie on the non-lead car, as seen from the back. I love that there is a dampener on the guide wheel, presumably providing a smoother ride through the turns:

twisted colossus train

This looks like another dampening system, but I’m not exactly sure what for. It’s possible that it’s for the entire seating carriage, again allowing for a smoother ride, but I’m not positive. I’ll ask during our next tour:

twisted colossus train

I hope you enjoyed this close-up first look at the new Twisted Colossus train. There will be four trains in total: orange, purple, green, and blue. This is the orange train with purple accents. The purple train will have orange accents. The same holds true for the green and blue trains. What do you think? Do you like them? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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  1. josh.f

    02/20/2015 at 10:02 am


  2. Jimmy T

    02/20/2015 at 10:06 am

    Beautiful, just simply beautiful. Wow…

  3. JJJJ

    02/20/2015 at 12:08 pm

    Shin guards? 🙁

    • Johnny

      02/20/2015 at 12:51 pm

      Would you rather OTSR?

    • The Coaster Guy

      02/20/2015 at 7:43 pm

      At least these have cutouts for your shins. The Premier Rides shin guards, like on Full Throttle, are basically straight and really cut into your shins.

  4. Jeremy

    02/20/2015 at 1:26 pm

    The second piston you showed is for the hydraulic lock on the restraints. The gives the fluid locking option unlike ratcheting found on most B&Ms.

    • The Coaster Guy

      02/20/2015 at 7:46 pm

      That’s what I was thinking at first, but the more I looked at it the more it didn’t look like a hydraulic cylinder. There’s a black cap on the top and bottom, so I was thinking that maybe it was some sort of clear rubber dampener. Thank you for the clarification.

  5. Rollercoasterpics004

    02/20/2015 at 3:18 pm

    Did you see the people from TPR slap the ugly “club TPR” stickers on the back of the train and on one of the crossties? It’s sad that they deface the coaster. No offense to anyone but the person who did that from TPR

    • Roberto

      02/20/2015 at 4:58 pm

      It was a magnet.

    • The Coaster Guy

      02/20/2015 at 7:47 pm

      I did not see that and I’m glad I didn’t see it.

      • Rollercoasterpics004

        02/20/2015 at 7:53 pm

        Check on TPRs update for the tour. Thank god they are magnets, it would be a shame for that to be stuck on the coaster forever

  6. Eric

    02/20/2015 at 7:11 pm

    I like the idea of four different colored trains. It reminds me of Viper’s trains with a basic green color, but each one has its own color of stripe—gold, yellow, orange, and red.

    Remember that the trains on Terminator Salvation—The Ride were really well detailed, and the detailing was removed when the name was changed to Apocalypse. I hope they can maintain the theming of these trains.

    • The Coaster Guy

      02/20/2015 at 7:49 pm

      Since Twisted Colossus isn’t an IP that they licensed from someone else, I’m pretty confident in saying that I don’t think the theming is going anywhere anytime soon. Let’s give it another 36 years and see.

  7. M. Smith

    02/21/2015 at 7:12 am

    Did you get a look to see if there are seatbelts installed?

    • The Coaster Guy

      02/21/2015 at 7:52 am

      Yes, there will be seat belts.

    • Rollercoasterpics004

      02/21/2015 at 11:23 am

  8. j.ibarra

    02/21/2015 at 3:11 pm

    I wonder if the headlights will be on at night

    • RollerCoasterLover

      02/21/2015 at 9:29 pm

      i sure hope so

  9. Richard

    02/22/2015 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for the pics! I wish they had five trains to have four on the track at all times. I know they have done their homework and three trains are enough, but I’m worried about timing and loading the trains up.

    I can’t wait for this girl to open up again!!

  10. Eric

    03/01/2015 at 11:53 pm

    I’m waiting to see the first coaster train with spinners on the wheels. It may not fit the steampunk theme, but it would have been cool to see them on Twisted Colossus.

    • Scott C.

      03/02/2015 at 9:29 pm

      OMG! Pimp my coaster!

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