Thursday, July 29, 2004 5:58 PM
Yes, you too can own your very own Allen Herschell Rollercoaster for the low low price of $19500.00...
*Passes around the collection plate
Thursday, July 29, 2004 6:25 PM
Ooooh... for some reason... I was thinking this might have been Conneaut's Little Dipper, good thing its not.
Anyone know what park / carnival is selling this?
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:56 PM
Link doesn't work for me.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 11:02 PM
btw, these Herschell Little Dippers are rather rare. I hope this one can find a home.
Friday, July 30, 2004 12:13 AM
That would look really nice in my backyard next to the deck and bird feeder. Hmmmm :>)
Friday, July 30, 2004 12:18 AM
It's got to be that park in Central Pa that is a campground, but added rides.
Friday, July 30, 2004 12:35 AM
No, it says Elmira, NY.
Friday, July 30, 2004 11:23 AM
Looks like the Little Lazer at Dorney.
Friday, July 30, 2004 11:34 AM
At first I though that looked an awful lot like Quassy's little dipper, but I can't remember if the station roof looked like that or not.
Also, RCDB shows a red train on Quassy's, but I swear I remember a blue one.
Friday, July 30, 2004 11:46 AM
Anybody else think those pictures look rather old?
A quick search of www.defunctparks.com brings up three parks in Elmira. Anybody know anything about them and if this coaster is a remant?
Eldridge Park; Fitches Bridge; Rorick's Glen
Eldridge, for instance, closed in 1983 and I believe there are still still many traces of the park around. Including the carousel building with the carousel still inside! *** Edited 7/30/2004 4:07:50 PM UTC by millrace***
Friday, July 30, 2004 12:20 PM
This guy runs an auto salvage business in Elmira. He also has a steel bumper car floor listed. It's possible either he bought this stuff years ago when one of the aforementioned parks closed, or he got it from the person who did. By the way there is a group in Elmira that's putting the Eldridge Park carousel back together. It was stripped at auction when the park closed.
Friday, July 30, 2004 2:54 PM
Wow it's a bit much for it's age, but I could actually buy it and put it in the backyard. That would be awesome. I could be like Michael Jackson and invite all of the little lovely Childrens over.
Just a joke!
Friday, July 30, 2004 4:11 PM
Hmm... if my city was smart (and had the budget), they'd be wise to snatch something like this up & add it to their museum.
They are home to the Allen Herschell carousels where they were built & manufactured... as well as having a museum with a couple of fully functional carousels... they got a good piece of land to expand for something like this & should consider purchasing this ride, restoring it to its former glory (did it ever have glory?) and displaying it as a historic piece of architecture.
Doesn't sound all that big, which would explain why it's only 20 grand... and it's only about 30 miles from where the Herschell Carousell museum currently sits. Too bad they're too cheap & I dont think any one individual will purchase this for their own collection unless they got a lot of their own buck-a-roos to burn.
Friday, July 30, 2004 4:45 PM
I could be like Michael Jackson and invite all of the little lovely Childrens over.
No - That's Ignorant......
-Josh (if you don't get the reference, sorry.)
Friday, July 30, 2004 7:00 PM
Elmira is a little bit farther than 30 miles to North Tonawanda. It's like 154 miles. Elimira is near Binghamton, while N. Tonawanda is near Buffalo, on Lake Erie.