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A switchback railway

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Friday, January 6, 2012

From Wikipedia: The original Switchback Railway at Coney Island was the first roller coaster designed as an amusement ride in America. It was designed by LaMarcus Adna Thompson in 1881 and constructed in 1884.[1] It appears Thompson based his design, at least in part, on the Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway which was a coal-mining train […]

“It’s great to be alive!”, vintage safety manual with trains

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011

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