Switchback Railway (Margate)

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
Switchback Railway
Location Margate, Kent, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 23 June 1888 to 1897
Manufacturer LaMarcus Adna Thompson
Type Wooden
Inversions 0

Switchback Railway was a wooden roller coaster in the town of Margate, Kent. It was situated on the coast, approximately where the Turner Contemporary gallery is today. It was destroyed in a storm on 29 November 1897.[1][2]


  1. "Margate's Switchback Railway". Joyland Books. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. "Margate Storms". Margate in Maps and Pictures. Retrieved 31 March 2020.