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Alton Towers Almanac: Gallery: 18th September 2009
ATAGalleryConstructionThirteen › 18th September 2009
Track arrives
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The base of the station is in place.
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A wider look at the site.
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Across towards Rita's brake run.
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Footers in place at the start of the layout.
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A trench for the track before the lift hill.
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We're expecting construction to proceed very quickly from this point.
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Where the lift hill will be.
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Now then, look what we found in one of the car parks...
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Several trucks have arrived - what could they contain?
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RCS (Ride Construction Service) are familiar with the SW6 site - they were the company responsible for constructing Rita in the adjacent area.
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More interestingly... track has arrived!
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A close look at one of the sections. That confirms beyond doubt that it is an Intamin coaster.
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What looks to be transfer track.
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More SW6 track, with a black paint scheme to match the "dark forest" theme.
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For the station or maintenance area possibly?
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The other steelwork from the side.
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We'll now have two Intamins side-by-side, similar to the Forbidden Valley which has two B&Ms.
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Cranes have also arrived, ready to lift the track sections into place.
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Note the buffer - this will be for the maintenance area.
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The holes here look like they're for 'kicker' wheels to be placed.
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A large area has been set aside for the steelwork - more is expected over the next month.
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Looking back across.
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Close-up detail on the track join.
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Might this section be for the turnaround preceding the lift hill?
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Electronic components have also been delivered.
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A family coaster is one that appeals to all - somewhere between "thrill" and "kiddie" (The Beastie). An example of this type would be Spinball Whizzer.
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Labelling on the side of one of the crates.
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A storage tank, presumably for silica sand.
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Shock absorbers.
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Drive pulley.
   
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