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Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Winter View of Kennywood Park

I had a little time on my hands the other day and stopped to take some photos at Kennywood after some snow.
Could use some touch up! An odd shaped top hat element for optimal airtime.
The cutback element! I would love to see more of these. I prefer them to overbanked curves.
 Lots of dormant fun! Two of the best coasters out there in this picture! Lots of cliff diving on these two gems, Phantom's Revenge and Thunderbolt. 
 
 Now over across the ravine from Jack Rabbit and Racer. Here is one of the old industrial buildings that Kennywood purchased on this tract of land. I hope to see some cool expansion down this side of the ravine. Some photos from down in this area can be seen at this link.  I can only imagine the possibilities with terrain coasters being built down this side of this cliff.
Here you can see Racer and the Log Jammer in between Racer's hills. The photo on the left is from the offseason in 2014 and the photo on the right is from the 2015 offseason. Notice all of the new wood on Racer. The rehabilitation project has continued on Racer in which one section of the lift hill has been rebuilt. Kennywood does a tremendous job taking care of their wooden coasters. 

 The 2014 photo is from the second year of the rehabilitation project. This year is the third year. The hard work really shows in how well the coaster runs.

You can see the continued heavy work. 
 I can just imagine it being summer and standing in the station, hearing the trains roar by. 
 I can only sit, daydream, and wait for more days like this.....

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