Oldest Operating Steel Coaster?

Sunday, June 17, 2001 5:26 PM
RCDB says Little Dipper at Memphis Kiddie Park, but I'm not sure. Can't wait to ride it again July 29th seeing as how I grew up right by the place. :)


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Sunday, June 17, 2001 5:31 PM
The Matterhorn at Disneyland is the oldest operatiing steel Coaster. It opened up in 1958 and is in Fantasyland.You can check it out in a book called Rolercoaster by David Bennett.

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Sunday, June 17, 2001 5:36 PM
Actually, Little Dipper is older than Matterhorn. It opened in 1952.
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Sunday, June 17, 2001 7:25 PM
I gheard Matterhorn was the first ever coaster with a steel track, Lord bless ARROW! I find it hard to belive that it is knowing how old wild mouses are. I think it might possibly be called," First coaster with tubular steel track" But I am preety shure its the first steel coaster.

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Sunday, June 17, 2001 8:12 PM
How do we get such damn smart people on this site? Yeah, just like I said before, Little Dipper is still operating and still older than Matterhorn. He did ask for the older operating steel coaster. Not the oldest operating steel coaster with tubular track. There's a difference.

http://rcdb.com/installationdetail635.htm

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Sunday, June 17, 2001 10:06 PM
I believe Harry Traver's Jazz Railway may have been among the first steel coasters, back in 1925, not to be confused with some of his other coasters (like the CBC) that were wooden with steel supports.

I'm not for certain, but I thought the Jazz Railway was the first all steel coaster. It was only about 40 feet high.

(I realize the discussion was about oldest operating steel coaster, but I was responding to the above statement about the Matterhorn being the first steel coaster ever) *** This post was edited by Starfire on 6/18/2001. ***
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Monday, June 18, 2001 9:10 PM
The Schiff Wild Mouses'predate the Matterhorn. There are a couple of them still up and running.
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Monday, June 18, 2001 9:19 PM
Corkscrew
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Monday, June 18, 2001 9:53 PM
Uhh, that would be the oldest operating tubular tracked steel coaster with more than 3 inversions.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 9:31 AM
well, the definition of a steel coaster is one with tubular steel rails. Otherwise, it is a w oodie with steel support, or a woodie with steel running rails. But the oldest steel coaster was the Matthorn @ Disney. It was the first *true* steel coaster.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 10:22 AM
So all Wild Mouses and Little Dipper are plastic? They sure look steel to me!
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 11:11 AM

Mindbender04 said:
"well, the definition of a steel coaster is one with tubular steel rails. "


What about Hypersonic: XLC? It runs on steel I-beams....
jeremy
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 11:19 AM
I said a steel coaster is one that runs on tubular steel rails. Hypersonic is a new breed. It is made of steel, but it is a Air Launched. Steel is a title for a coaster. Like Wild Mouses are made of steel,, but its title is Wild Mouse. a B&M inverted is called a Inverted Steel, cuz it has tubular steel rails. Got It?

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 11:31 AM
Riiiiiight. Your description isn't a very convincing case.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 11:52 AM
EVERYBODY BE QUITE, EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT X IS CLEARLY THE OLDEST STEEL COASTER OUT THERE. END OF DISCUSSION, IM RIGHT, YOUR WRONG. I LOVE BEING RIGHT!
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 1:27 PM

rc3268 said:
"The Matterhorn at Disneyland is the oldest operatiing steel Coaster. It opened up in 1958 and is in Fantasyland.You can check it out in a book called Rolercoaster by David Bennet."


rc3268 is right I just checked in the book. But maybe the book is wrong. Nah.:)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 4:10 PM
Alright, Little Dipper is the oldest steel, Matterhorn is the oldest with steel tubular rails. Also, the High Speed Thrill Coaster at Knoebel's opened in 1955.

*** This post was edited by MFRULES on 6/19/2001. ***
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 5:55 PM
I ALREADY SAID THAT X IS THE OLDEST, END OF DISCUSSION. Acctually I have no idea and im glad.
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