Little Dipper operated the way it did over a half century ago when it opened. The brakes were operated manually by the tall wooden handle seen on the left in this picture. It was mechanically connected to the "skid brakes." Pulling on this handle caused two long blocks in the track to rise up towards the train. The friction between the cars and these blocks caused the trains to come to a stop here on the platform.
©2010 Joel A. Rogers.