Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
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Headquarters
Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA
Founded 1904
Website http://philadelphiatoboggancoastersinc.com/

Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters is a roller coaster manufacturer located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA.[1] The company manufactures wooden roller coasters and their trains.

History

The company was established in 1904 as Philadelphia Carousel Company by Henry B. Auchy and Chester Albright after the pair acquired a business from Edward Joy Morris the previous year. The company built amusement devices such as carousels, roller coasters, and their trains. The company stopped manufacturing carousels in the 1930s.[2]

John C. Allen was a long-time employee of the company and rose to become president. Despite intending to retire as early as 1972,[3] Allen continued to work at Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters for some time. Allen's last coaster was Screamin' Eagle which opened in 1976. The company subsequently stopped building coasters, however, they continue to build and maintain wooden roller coaster trains.

The name of the company was changed to Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters in the early 1990s.

Installations

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Serial Number Name Park Country Opened Status
112 Comet Six Flags Great Escape
Crystal Beach
USA
Canada
June 25, 1994
May 22, 1948
Operating
September 4, 1989
125 Sea Dragon Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
USA
1956 Operating
131 Blue Streak Cedar Point
USA
May 23, 1964 Operating
140 Racer Kings Island
USA
April 29, 1972 Operating
141 Woodstock Express Kings Island
USA
April 29, 1974 Operating

References

  1. About Us - History - Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
  2. "The magical world of carousels". The Record. August 15, 1976. p. 46. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  3. "Coaster Designer Proud of Kings Island Ride". The Cincinnati Enquirer. April 2, 1972. p. 6. Retrieved November 12, 2020.