Gerstlauer seem to have taken on the Schwarzkopf back catalogue, they have recently started producing trains for Schwarzkopf coasters - Sooperdooperlooper now runs Gerstlauer trains, and Turbine at Walibi World will be getting one too.
The Black Hole started out as a Jet Star 2 which was a smaller version of the Jumbo Jet or Jet Star 3. The main difference was a Jet Star 2 had a shorter track and the support columns would only support a single car. As the story goes Alton Towers wanted to have coupled cars or trains, so they had it refurbished changing the support columns to that of a Jumbo Jet that way they the ride would support trains... I believe this picture is when the ride went through it's transformation into becoming a Jumbo Jet Jr.
I'm not so sure, I'm not convinced they would of torn down the tent to remove the ride, they didn't when she finally met her demise. They may of opened it up in places for access, but completely remove every trace of it from the site.?
Also by the looks of that photo there's a lot of fresh ground works around the embankment to the rear or the site, which to me suggests this is taken during the rides original installation. Does anyone know if the station was ever rethemed during its life time? As it isn't present at all in this shot.
I have done lots of research on various Jet Star coasters.... From Wikipedia Black Hole (roller coaster) "For the 1988 season, the coaster was dismantled and transported to Europe, where it had an overhaul, which then allowed the ride to use dual car trains. The reconstructed coaster, complete with minor overhaul of the internal special effects, then operated briefly as "New Black Hole", and then from 1989 it operated as "Black Hole II" before reverting to the original name.
This photo shows the the ride's transformation almost complete: