WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Australia Records Institute (AURI) The Great Scenic Railway: World's oldest continually operating roller coaster

12-05-2022

(WorldKings.org) Opened in 1912, The Great Scenic Railway is the world's oldest continually operating roller coaster.

The Great Scenic Railway is a heritage-listed wooden roller coaster located at Luna Park Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia. The roller coaster is the oldest operating roller coaster in the Southern Hemisphere and the second-oldest in the world. The ride is one of only seven rollers coasters remaining that require a brakeman to stand on the train.

Although Leap-The-Dips is the oldest roller coaster in the world, this attraction closed as a result of structural integrity concerns and lack of maintenance funds in 1985 (reopening in 1999).

The Great Scenic Railway opened in December 1912, making it the second-oldest operating roller coaster. The roller coaster was originally built with 65,674 meters of Canadian Oregon pine. The roller coaster is regarded as an ACE Classic Coaster. The Great Scenic Railway is the only operating wooden roller coaster in Australia.

The Great Scenic Railway today is a 967 meters long coaster which has a height of 16 meters and a top speed of 60 kilometers per hour. A brakeman is required in order to break the roller coaster. The roller coaster has three trains with two cars. Each car can sit up to 10 riders. Each train weighs about 2 tons.

According to Wikipedia; lunapark


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