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Huge coaster, one thin rail

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When passengers finally board one of Rocky Mountain Construction’s new “ raptor track” coasters next spring, they’ll climb into single-seat cars, open airon either side as they whip around turns and loops at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. Instead of riding atop a pair of tracks, riders of thrill sleds like RailBlazer or Wonder Woman Golden Lasso will sit astride a 15-inchwide steel rail, making it feel almost as if they’re riding on the track itself: no

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