Scenic Railway (Dreamland Margate)

Scenic Railway
roller coaster
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Dreamland Margate
Location Margate, Kent, England, UK
Status Operating since July 3, 1920
Statistics
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions0
HELP

Scenic Railway is a wooden roller coaster located at Dreamland Margate in Margate, Kent, England, UK. After a period of standing but not operating, the ride reopened to the public on October 16, 2015 and to the press the previous day.

While this was the first roller coaster constructed at Dreamaland, it is not the first to operate in Margate. The Switchback Railway operated from 1888 to 1897.

History[edit | edit source]

On April 7, 2008 a large part of the Scenic Railway, including a shed housing the trains, was destroyed after it was set on fire deliberately.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]

The Scenic Railway has been painted white, blue and brown in the past. When it was rebuilt in 2015, it was left unpainted.

The train is still operated by a brakeman, however when the trains were rebuilt a magnetic braking system was added which regulates their speed.[2]

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 5 rows for a total of 30 riders per train.

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