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Zoo hopes to have trains back on track soon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville Zoo officials hope to know by
the end of the summer when three train rides will be back on track
and carrying passengers.
Assistant zoo director Mark Zoeller told The Courier-Journal
that the tracks are in good shape and the zoo is now looking at
what improvements need to be made to the track and trains to ensure
safety.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture fined the zoo $37,000
after the train flipped over June 1, 2009, injuring 22 of the 30
people on board the ride.
The train of open-air cars is pulled by a small engine and
circles the zoo along a two-mile track. It was carrying about 30
passengers when three cars and the engine fell off the rails behind
the gorilla exhibit.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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