Top Thrill Dragster
It is hard to appreciate the size of this coaster. To put it in perspective, this yellow structure is much wider than Power Tower. When it was completed, it stood more than twice the height of Magnum XL-200. And if you look carefully in the basket on the upper right of this image, there are two construction workers.
Even though Dragster was primarily designed and built by Intamin, it took a team effort to construct and erect this massive coaster. Much of this support structure was subcontracted out to Stakotra Manufacturing, an engineering company with offices in Slovakia and Hungary. Martin & Vleminckx, a company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, did much of the ride's vertical construction and site work.
©2018 by Joel A. Rogers.