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Photographer: Anton Schwarzmueller
Taken: August 26, 2019
Caption: Believe It! The Comet Marker
Additional Description: These patrons have boarded. The fat individual lap bars have yet to lock down. There is a stubby separator on each bench seat, and individual lap belts. These seating elements are modifications by the Great Escape. At Crystal beach, the shared lap bar was plain. There were no seat belts or seat separators. The inside rider slammed into the outside rider; the turns are hardly banked. Note the queuing gate in the foreground, the exit ramp in the background, and the red cubbies for riders' loose possessions. Another modification made by the Great Escape was a modern air brake system for the trains. At crystal Beach, operators at the station pulled huge manual levers jutting up from the floor, which raised a pair of skids between the rails to stop and hold the trains.
Submitted: August 29, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
Database Locator Identification Number: p490149
File Size: 4.257 Megabytes
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