Our Endangered Roller Coaster!

Our Endangered Roller Coaster!

Post by Vincent Covento » Mon, 08 Sep 2003 08:24:06


Can I please draw your attention to the Scenic Railway at the Dreamland
amu***t park in Margate, Kent, here in the UK?

The Scenic Railway is Britain`s oldest roller coaster. It was built in 1920
and is a grade II listed building- Britain`s only listed amu***t park
ride.

The future of the Scenic Railway is in grave doubt. The current owner of the
site is trying to re-develop the site, tearing down the Scenic Railway to be
replaced with a supermarket and other retail outlets. A small but determined
group of enthusiasts is trying to oppose this.

Please visit our website at

http://SportToday.org/

Please post a message of support on the forum, or give us any other help you
can. As things stand, we have less than three weeks remaining to save this
beautiful piece of Edwardian engineering.

Vince

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Post by Rastus O'Ging » Tue, 09 Sep 2003 10:38:10

On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 00:24:06 +0100, "Vincent Coventon"

Quote:

>Can I please draw your attention to the Scenic Railway at the Dreamland
>amu***t park in Margate, Kent, here in the UK?

>The Scenic Railway is Britain`s oldest roller coaster. It was built in 1920
>and is a grade II listed building- Britain`s only listed amu***t park
>ride.

>The future of the Scenic Railway is in grave doubt. The current owner of the
>site is trying to re-develop the site, tearing down the Scenic Railway to be
>replaced with a supermarket and other retail outlets. A small but determined
>group of enthusiasts is trying to oppose this.

>Please visit our website at

>http://SportToday.org/

>Please post a message of support on the forum, or give us any other help you
>can. As things stand, we have less than three weeks remaining to save this
>beautiful piece of Edwardian engineering.

>Vince

I think we all dream of the US getting a scenic railway again. If ACE
is serious about preservation, they should buy this thing, bring it
over here, and build it at the museum.

I can't think of any more important coaster to preserve right now.  

Rastus O'Ginga

Winner of the 2nd Annual C. Montgomery Burns Award for
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence.

"What an awful dream, 1s and 0s everywhere... I thought I saw a 2." - Bender

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Post by Mamoos » Tue, 09 Sep 2003 11:09:06


Quote:
> I think we all dream of the US getting a scenic railway again.

Isn't Rye Playland's Dragon Coaster a scenic railway [sans enclosed
sections]?

mOOSH

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Post by Rastus O'Ging » Tue, 09 Sep 2003 11:41:04



Quote:


>> I think we all dream of the US getting a scenic railway again.

>Isn't Rye Playland's Dragon Coaster a scenic railway [sans enclosed
>sections]?

>mOOSH

I don't think so.  I'm pretty sure it has upstops.  And it most
definitely has no brake man.

To me a scenic railway has a brakeman.  THen there are the side
frictions.  Leap the Dips is it for the US, and Roller Coaster at
Crystal Beach was NOT saved.

I don't think Dragon is a side friction.  Perhaps it was at one time,
but even that I don't think so.

Rastus O'Ginga

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Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence.

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Post by Steve Urbanowi » Tue, 09 Sep 2003 18:56:06

Quote:
>>Isn't Rye Playland's Dragon Coaster a scenic railway [sans enclosed
>>sections]?

>>mOOSH

No, Dragon Coaster isn't a scenic railway.  It was built as a less-severe trade
off to the Aeroplane, with a design intended to be for the less-hearty
thrillseeking visitors to the park.

Quote:
>I don't think Dragon is a side friction.  Perhaps it was at one time,
>but even that I don't think so.

The Dragon was never side friction, nor did it have a brakeman.  It always had
a flanged-wheel/upstop bar configuration, just as it does now.

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Post by The Juggernaut Jocke » Sun, 14 Sep 2003 06:18:31


Quote:
> is serious about preservation, they should buy this thing, bring it
> over here, and build it at the museum.

The possibility of dismantling and re-erecting the Scenic Railway has been
discussed, but this would not be possible. Too much damage would be caused
in the dismantling.  It would be far more cost-effective to build a new
Scenic Railway, although this, of course, would simply be a replica.

ACE made a donation of 1000 ($1600) this week to the Scenic Railway Trust
in an attempt to preserve it. For this we are all truly grateful.

I will keep you updated with further news.
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Vince

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Post by Bryon R. Spark » Sun, 14 Sep 2003 07:21:14

Why not keep it build the mall over it so it is inclosed and a centerpiece
for the mall.. and sell tickets for rides which would also be for the upkeep
and mantinance for this classic wonderpiece..

Thanks
Bryon Sparks


Quote:


> > is serious about preservation, they should buy this thing, bring it
> > over here, and build it at the museum.

> The possibility of dismantling and re-erecting the Scenic Railway has been
> discussed, but this would not be possible. Too much damage would be caused
> in the dismantling.  It would be far more cost-effective to build a new
> Scenic Railway, although this, of course, would simply be a replica.

> ACE made a donation of 1000 ($1600) this week to the Scenic Railway Trust
> in an attempt to preserve it. For this we are all truly grateful.

> I will keep you updated with further news.
> --
> Regards,
> Vince

> Truck Driving In Russia- www.coventon.co.uk

 
 
 

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Post by Baz'noi » Sun, 14 Sep 2003 16:52:58



Quote:
> Why not keep it build the mall over it so it is inclosed and a centerpiece
> for the mall.. and sell tickets for rides which would also be for the
upkeep
> and mantinance for this classic wonderpiece..

I like that idea - as a child the Scenic Railway was one of the first
'proper' coasters i went on and i ride it whenever i get the chance to -
normally only once every two or three years (my spare time is normally taken
up with shopping with my partner.... yup).  It would be nice to see it
restored to it's original glory and maintained properly - especially if it's
indoors away from the weather!