Loch Ness Monster
This 40-year-old coaster was built before magnetic brakes were common on theme park rides. Each car has a metal fin mounted underneath it. The bottom of these fins have been polished by the pinch brakes that squeeze shut to stop the train.
The hub of each wheel is covered by a plastic cap. These caps used to be clear, but these three have yellowed over time. Oil is often visible behind these caps as it is used to lubricate the wheel bearings.
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