Scenic Railway (Luna Park)

Roller coaster
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Scenic Railway
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Luna Park
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates 37°52′06″S 144°58′34″E / 37.868251°S 144.976249°E / -37.868251; 144.976249
Status Operating since 13 December 1912
Rider height
  • Minimum: 110 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 100 cm
Statistics
Type Wooden - Side Friction
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Cable lift hill
Height 16 metres
Top speed 60 km/h
Length 967 metres
Inversions 0
HELP
The entrance to the park passes underneath the Scenic Railway

Scenic Railway is a wooden roller coaster located at Luna Park Melbourne in Australia. It is the second oldest roller coaster in the world, and the oldest continually operating roller coaster in the world (as Leap The Dips has stood standing but not operating several times). It is a side friction coaster with a brakeman.

History

Scenic Railway was built as part of the transformation of Dreamland into Luna Park. It opened with Luna Park on 13 December 1912.[1]

Design

Elements

The layout of the roller coaster forms a rounded triangle shape when viewed from above. It entirely surrounds Luna Park.

Colour scheme

Unpainted track and white supports.

Trains

2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 5 rows, for a total of 20 riders per train.

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