Coaster quiz

Monday, August 14, 2000 12:26 PM
Just to see how knowledgable everyone is, who can tell me what was the first rollercoaster made. Where, when, and by who. This does not include the switchback railways. The first rollercoaster is what I want. Have fun.
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Monday, August 14, 2000 12:34 PM
Charles Alcoke designed it at Coney Island in 1884.

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Monday, August 14, 2000 12:44 PM
Sorry, I also wanted to name.
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Monday, August 14, 2000 12:53 PM
It was the Mauch Chunk Rail Road (can't recall years of operation) but it was used for some sort of construction industry (?) and later used as a sort of thrill ride in Somewhere, Pennsylvania.

If you want to count the Russian ice slides mentioned in David Bennett's Rollercoasters, those things are back from the 14th century (I think - Can you tell I can't reference this book right now?)

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Neil
Pittsburgh, PA
www.geocities.com/neildeweese
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Monday, August 14, 2000 2:39 PM
Hey, I have that book! hehe :)

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Shawn Bailes
Webmaster of Coasters R Us
http://coastersrus.home-page.org
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Monday, August 14, 2000 3:00 PM
14th century - page 9!!!
Mauch Chunk Railroad began operation in 1827 for a mining company.

La Marcus Adna Thompson desisgned the first 'true' rollercoaster at Coney Island, named, much to your dislike Lukedog, the Switchback!!! (according to "Rollercoaster" by David Bennett.)

Not sure of Charles Alcoke's coaster name.
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Monday, August 14, 2000 3:20 PM
Don't you just love the references you can get? hehe... I was too lazy to write any of the information down.
Going off subject, there is a great pic of the Mean Streak on page 50.

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Shawn Bailes
Webmaster of Coasters R Us
http://coastersrus.home-page.org
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Friday, September 8, 2000 7:51 PM
There where these big wooden hills made for skiing in Russia years ago. They would put snow on them and ride there sleds down them. But one day the Queen put wheels at the bottom of her sled and she took the snow off it and rolled down it. And years later they even added a loop! True story.
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Friday, September 8, 2000 9:14 PM
The first rollercoaster to feature a chain lifht was built in Paris, France(duh) sometime in the late 17 or early 1800's. Sorry, do not remember the name. The factiod is located in the new book "The American Rollercoaster" grab the first copy you see as it is an incredible book.

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Saturday, September 9, 2000 5:31 AM
The Mauch Chunk Scenic Railway was in Mauch Chunk (later Jim Thorpe), Pennsylvania.

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Fear the Wrath of the Phantom!
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Saturday, September 9, 2000 7:12 AM
No,no,no,no and no.
The first coaster was built around 1784 at Gardens of Oreinbaum in St.Petersburg,Russia.
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Saturday, September 9, 2000 8:10 AM
NO! You are all wrong. I built the first roller coaster and it's in my backyard! MUWAHAHAHAHAHA! Just kidding of course. I actually have no idea. Peace. :)
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