Scenic Railway (Aberdeen Beach Amusements)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
Scenic Railway
The Scenic Railway can be seen in the background of this photograph of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Beach Amusements
Location Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 4 May 1929 to 1940
Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Location Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK
Operated 1909 to 1928
Statistics
Type Wooden
Riders per train 16
Inversions 0
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Scenic Railway was a wooden roller coaster located at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in Norfolk, England and later at the Aberdeen Beach Amusements in Aberdeen, Scotland.

History

The Scenic Railway opened in 1909 at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach,[1] pre-dating the park by a year. In April 1919, the ride was damaged in a fire. It was repaired and reopened in August. The Scenic Railway reached the end of its lease and was dismantled in 1929.[2] The Scenic Railway was relocated to Aberdeen.[3]

Scenic Railway opened in Aberdeen on 4 May 1929.[4] It was partially destroyed by a fire in the evening of 5 December 1940. The fire also destroyed workshops and offices and the Scenic Railway was subsequently demolished.[5][6][7]

Design

Trains

2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 4 rows, for a total of 16 riders per train.

Incident

On 18 May 1929, a 36-year-old man was thrown to his death after standing up to adjust his clothing.[8]

References

  1. "The new Scenic Railway on the south beach, Great Yarmouth". Eastern Evening News. 1909-07-08. p. 4. Retrieved 2022-07-21.
  2. "History". Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. Archived from the original on 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2022-07-21.
  3. Easdown, Martin. Amusement Park Rides. p. 44.
  4. "Preliminary Anouncement: Aberdeen Beach Amusements Limited". The Press and Journal. 1929-06-14. p. 12. Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  5. "Aberdeen Scenic Railway: Firemen Hurt". The Press and Journal. 1940-12-06. Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  6. Beach Fun Fair - The Doric Columns
  7. The Pleasure Park, Aberdeen Beach - The Silver City Vault
  8. "Aberdeen Scenic Railway fatality". Dundee Courier. 1929-05-20. p. 10. Retrieved 2022-07-20.

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