Scenic Railway (Luna Park)

Roller coaster in Australia
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Scenic Railway
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
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
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.


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



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.


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


  1. "Luna Park. Auspicious and Successful Opening". Table Talk. 19 December 1912. p. 7. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
Fastest roller coaster
tied with
Rutschebanen (Tivoli Gardens; opened 1914)

1920 - 1924
Preceded by
Scenic Railway
Fastest roller coaster
tied with
Rutschebanen (Tivoli Gardens; opened 1914)

1920 - 1924
Succeeded by
Jack Rabbit