Gators?I’m not at liberty to say. But think about the route and what they didn’t have to deal with in 1991.
To be fair, the park was much less crowded back then. Even if they wanted to do it, it would probably turn into a discovery river boat situation since there would only be 1 train set.
I agree that It’s a real shame the train has been down for over 2 years now and it’s looking like it could be 3 or even close to 4 years until it’s operating again.
Trains shove through grade crossings all the time. Including at WDW, with guests.I imagine it's the roadway that goes past at the track level. It's got a lot of warning lights one wouldn't see while going backwards and it's on the stretch that isn't involved in either of the routes the train has gone backwards on.
Guests waiting a very long time for a short shuttle ride.
Trains shove through grade crossings all the time. Including at WDW, with guests.
(There is a grade crossing in between Toontown and the roundhouse).
Question... who at the WDW RR is qualified to make a shove move? Conductors? engine crew? Maintenance? A mix of the above?
I’m not sure if the wdw rr conductors are “real” conductors and can perform shove moves, brake tests, etc.
Hmm... The only one I see is a pair of small pedestrian pathways by Space. The ones on the stretch never before used are the route used by the parade floats. That could be a recipe for disaster. Certainly you could make sure no trains moved during the parades' crossing, although it could be enough of a possible risk that the rule is just to never, ever do it.
Modern day safety reasons and ops won't allow it.
^^^^^^^There’s a safety consideration that prevents the train running backwards on the route section unaffected by TRON.
Well... use your words. What’s so different?^^^^^^^
This is what I’ve been trying to get people to understand for nearly two years now.
Running backwards from Fantasyland to Frontierland? Fine, at least I think it is. But running backwards from Frontierland to Main Street is a completely different animal when compared to running backwards from Fantasyland to Frontierland, or from Main Street to Fantasyland like they did when Splash was being built.
I try, but it goes through one ear and out the other.
Yes... that could be a reason. Especially since stopping for the crossing could stop the locomotive in the tunnel which is very problematic.How about the grade crossing that occurs just after a tunnel (the parade crossing) that visibility would probably be difficult.
I was talking about the grade crossing outside of the park. “Between toontown and the roundhouse.”
For reference, here's the before photo from BM.
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