The two trains currently operating on Zippin Pippin were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. The trains operated on the Thunder Eagle coaster at Race World in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Thunder Eagle only operated in 2000 and 2001. An attempt was made to move the coaster to a couple of new locations, but the ride never reopened after 2001. The trains, and a lot of the mechanical hardware used to operate the ride in Tennessee were ultimately used to build the ride in Wisconsin.
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