Colossus Observation

Tuesday, November 14, 2000 1:41 PM
This is a question for anyone who has seen Colossus (or ridden) in person, not in a pic.

I have viewed many a photo of this coaster, and have picked up this fact.

In 1993, they flattened out a double dip to add a midcourse. I have seen before and after pictures of this.

It seems they just built the midcourse over the double dip, and let the double dip track remain.

Did they do this, or am I just seeing things? ;)
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Tuesday, November 14, 2000 3:08 PM
If I recall properly, they relayered the track reducing the amount of wood by half. The bottom half was replaced with custom bent steel I beams. It's possible it was deemed not feasable to try to put the dip in using the I beams.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2000 3:49 PM
That didn't really answer my question.

Anyone else?
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Tuesday, November 14, 2000 5:42 PM
I have no clue. Why did I bother posting? Your guess is as good as mine...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2000 5:05 AM
As I recall, they made the changes as part of a plan to allow 6 train operation.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2000 10:16 AM
I know all these things.

My question is....

Is the double dip track that was replaced with the micourse still sitting under the midcourse?

Meaning, is there track under there that is a dip, that is not used?

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Wednesday, November 15, 2000 10:43 AM
Yes, the double dip is under the midcourse. You can see it from the parking lot.

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