Erieview Park OH, Coaster Question!

Monday, July 9, 2001 1:56 PM
I am sure SOMEONE has seen this too. My first visit to Erieview was Sunday, and I noticed the park’s railroad has passenger cars made from a wooden coaster train. You can clearly see that they use the same frame and sides, but have newer seats and floor. What’s more, is that those standard metal wing logo designs are also on the outside of each bench side. I believe these are the same as on N.A.D. trains. Can anyone tell me what coaster these cars are from?
Thanks. Brad Sherman

Scale model coasters and rides.....
Monday, July 9, 2001 2:10 PM

Those are NOT coaster cars. Those are NAD railroad cars. Apparently, NAD offered two styles of rail cars...the ones with the roofs and benches as used at Americana and Camden Park; and the "streamliner" style found at Erieview Park. Lakemont Park also has one of those NAD trains.

The cars are 4-bench cars that look an awful lot like the 3-bench Century Flyer cars, except that there is no lap bar mechanism and if I remember correctly, the seats are not upholstered.

Erieview Park does have a coaster, "The Brat", which is either a Molina or a Schiff. I'm not sure which, as Molina coasters are in fact Schiff coasters sold after Schiff went out of business.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Monday, July 9, 2001 2:21 PM
Thanks Dave! Wow, Being a train nut you'd think I would research the railroad equiment as well!

Sorry to hear about the incident. Glad you're OK!

Thanks for riding Tidal Wave and enjoy your day here at Mariott's Great America!

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC