Trailblazer has traditional friction brakes, but the newer Storm Runner has magnetic brakes.  Since Storm Runner is moving very quickly even though this section of red track is the end of the ride, it takes a lots of power to slow the trains down.  Two long, metal fins are visible above the red track.  These fins interact with permanent magnets mounted under Storm Runner's cars to smoothly decelerate the trains so they can safely approach the station at a slow speed.

Magnetic Brakes on the Storm Runner roller coaster at Hersheypark

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