Getting Started

By , October 18, 2017
Robert Cybulski

Hello!

My name is Robert Cybulski and I am one of GCII’s newest interns! I am a 5th-year (yeah I’ve been in school too long) mechanical engineering student from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). I started my internship at the beginning of September and will be here through the end of December (at which point I will return to school to finally finish my degree).

Going into this internship, I really didn’t know what to expect. After a couple weeks, I still never really know what to expect because every day is a different experience! Although there have been many side-tasks and random trips to pick-up/drop-off parts, our main job has been helping Dan and Todd in the train shop. We are currently working on finishing up a set of trains for an unannounced coaster opening somewhere on planet Earth in 2018.

The beginning of the internship started kind of slow since we were waiting on parts to arrive to finish the trains. This resulted in various smaller tasks such as assembling seat components, restraint locking components, gluing floor mats to floorboards, etc… However, as the trains get closer to completion, work has picked up and I’ve gotten the chance to really get into actually adding parts to the chassis. This past week (actually 2 weeks ago by the time this is posted) I installed guide wheel weldments, brake fins, and anti-rollback (ARB) systems on 8 cars of one of the trains. It was amazing getting to actually add components to trains that will some day ride the tracks of a roller coaster, thrilling hundreds of people daily.

That’s all for now! I will do my best to write often with interesting posts and updates on our progress. Thanks for reading!

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