Are there any pictures of the old Blue Streak loading station?

Friday, June 3, 2022 8:06 PM

I’ve the heard the Blue Streak used to have two separate buildings, one for unloading passengers and one for loading passengers. They combined them around 1994 to make room for Raptor. Is this true? Does anybody have any photographic evidence of this?

Friday, June 3, 2022 10:15 PM

That is not true, the building itself is the same. What it did have was separate load and unload. The unload was where it is now and then the train would roll up to where you can now see a long stretch of track and the transfer track in the building. Load and unload were on the same side of the train. The queue was inside the building and the entrance was through the center of the structure. The line would extend out of the building and go all the way to the main midway. Later, additional queue was added to the exterior or the building and wrapped around the first turn around outside the station.
I have no photos but I’m sure some exist.

Saturday, June 4, 2022 12:38 AM
TwistedCircuits's avatar

Looking through what I can find, if I understand what you're describing the transfer track would have to go under the old loading platform? So it would have been a raised platform that loaded where the transfer track also is?

If anyone can provide photos of that I would love to see them. Thank you.

Still haven't been able to uncross these circuits...
DJ Fischer

Saturday, June 4, 2022 2:45 AM
99er's avatar

This will give you a good idea of how it operated with a separate load/unload. It might also shock some of you who never lived through the time of no air-gates.

Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:05 AM
TwistedCircuits's avatar

Interesting, thank you!

Not only are no air gates intriguing but seeing the train dispatch without the front row having fully been buckled is certainly something intriguing.

If I'm seeing that picture right though, I don't see any sign of the transfer track, was that a later addition?

Still haven't been able to uncross these circuits...
DJ Fischer

Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:37 AM
GL2CP's avatar

ah yes the airgate revolution. I remember it was a novelty on some of the newer coasters as they came out, then slowly they started to appear everywhere.

First ride; Magnum 1994

Saturday, June 4, 2022 11:03 AM
Jeff's avatar

And if you think about it, subways and trains everywhere still don't have gates. Sometimes there are accidents (it murders), but relative to the millions of rides given daily, it's insanely small.

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