THE BEASTIE OPERATORS MANUAL - DEFINITIONS

1. Emergency Brakes: Two sets of brakes which initially slows the train as it enters the braking shed area. Also stops the train if the station is occupied, by the second train.

2. Trim Brakes: One set of brakes used to help slow or stop the train located after the emergency brakes.

3. Ready Brakes: One set of brakes used to slow or stop the train, just in outside the station area.

4. Dispatch Brakes: Two sets of brakes located in the station used to control the train inside the passenger area or to dispatch the train out of the station onto the ride course.

5. Transfer Brake: One set of brakes located just ahead of the transfer track.

6. Transfer Track: Moveable section of track which is used to remove a train to the storage area or add a train to the track.

7. Block System: The control system which divides the track into three blocks (A, B and Station) and automatically keeps the trains separated by use of limit switches.

8. Limit Switches: Switches which are activated by a passing train to show the operator and the control system the location of the train. They are responsible, through the control system, for keeping the trains separated.

9. Photo Cells: Electric sensors, which detect the breaking of a beam of light. These sensors are located over the emergency brake area. When the light beam is broken by a train passing over the emergency brakes the control system will not allow the second train to go over the lift. Indicated by "Emergency Brake Occupied" The lift will not start until the train on the brakes has moved off and the beam is restored.

10. Automatic Braking: System by which the braking of the train is controlled by the control once the operator depresses the brake enable button which accepts the train.

11. Discrepancy: Occurs when any two limit switches are hit out of sequence or when any limit switch is missed.

12. Set Up: All brakes closed to emergency positions

13. Lift Chains: Chain which carries the train up the lift.

14. Lift: The first large "hill with a motorized chain that provides the momentum for the train to run the course.

15. Anti-Rollbacks: Bars which prevent the train from rolling back on an incline shoud it stop.

16. Lift Stop Button: Button on panel which when activated stops the lift chain.

17. Chain Dogs: Bars on the bottom of the train which grab the lift chain to move the train up the lift.

18. Air Gates: Air controlled gates in station through which guests enter into their seats.

19. Emergency Stop: Used to cut power to the control board and the lift.

20. Catwalk: Walkways around track to allow access to all areas of the ride.

21.
a) Running Wheels
- Large wheels on which the train rides on top of the track.
b) U Stop Wheels - Wheels which run on the underside of the track.
c) Guide Wheels - Wheels which run on inside of the track used to guide the train along the track.

22. Lap Bar Restraint: Device used to secure riders into seats.

23. Hitch Pins: The part of the hitch which joins the cars on the train.

24. All Clear Signal: Thumbs Up!

25, Stop Signal: One Thumb Down!