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|Model / product||Four Man Bob|
|Riders per train||2|
History[edit | edit source]
The ride first appeared at Trentham as 4 Man Bob. The ride had red track with white supports. The time of opening is not known.
The ride was relocated to Alton Towers. It opened from 1985 to 1990 and was located in the 'Talbot Street' section of the park and was replaced by the 'Tri-Star'.
The ride was relocated to Pleasure Island Family Theme Park as Four Man Bob. It operated there from 1993 to 1995.
Bembom Rides purchased this ride from Flamingo Land and completely overhauled it. The electric systems were entirely renewed, and brought up to date by Gerstlauer of Germany, the brake system was sent back to Zierer to be revamped at their workshop and the track and supports were completely revamped, blasted and painted brown. This brought them back to factory condition. The cars were stripped down, refurbished and rebuilt to resemble a Mine Cart. A new safety lap-bar system was also added. After this, the ride was subjected to strict tests and examinations by TUV and considered safe.
The ride was sold to Grove Land, where it operated as Thunderbolt from September 2002 to 2003.
The ride was relocated to Loudoun Castle where it lay in storage until 2009. It was then setup and operated as Gold Rush during 2010, but the park closed at the end of the season, leaving the ride standing but not operating.
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|Roller coasters at Flamingo Land|
|Present||Dino Roller • Go Gator • Hero • Kumali • Mumbo Jumbo • Runaway Mine Train • Twistosaurus • Velocity • Zooom! • unknown|
|Former||Bullet • Corkscrew • Crazy Loop • Flying Trapeze • Magnum Force • Thunder Mountain • Wild Mouse|
|Roller coasters at Alton Towers|
|Present||Galactica • Nemesis • Oblivion • Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure • Rita • Runaway Mine Train • Smiler • Spinball Whizzer • Thirteen • Wicker Man|
|Former||4 Man Bob • Alton Mouse • Beastie • Black Hole • Corkscrew • Mini Apple • New Beast • Thunderlooper|
|Unbuilt||Secret Weapon 1 & 2 • unknown|