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Alton Towers Almanac: Gallery: February 5th 2005
ATAGalleryConstructionRita - Queen of Speed › February 5th 2005
The banked turn that goes around Corkscrew's on-ride photo booth is now in place.
The first turn, which shares its supports with part of the track later in the ride. Both sections were erected at the same time for obvious logistical reasons.
An overview of the construction site. You can see the work continuing on the hydraulics building.
A close look at the track that comes near to Corkscrew's station. To get your bearings, look at Corkscrew's lift hill in the background.
This photo shows just how terrifyingly close Rita will come to Corkscrew's station. The ride will be doing around 50mph at this point.
Following on from the previous photograph, we can see how the track loops around the photo booth.
A look at how the station work is progressing shows the ride operator's control booth - it's more like a control tower!
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