Greg Nagy posted:LIRR Steamer posted:Bobby Ogage posted:
Nice pics Bobby. The First pic is on Surf Avenue in Coney Island. The car was the last two man car built for the B&QT. They came before the 8000 series Peter Witts. Its in the pre board of transport colors , thinking late 1930s. And the Cyclone in the background. The trolley is gone more than 70 years but the Cyclone still runs in Coney Island. Believe it is the oldest wood coaster in the country.
More like tied for 9th oldest as of 2015. I don't know the status of a few of the older ones, but at least some are still running. The Cyclone was built in 1927. Leap the Dips in Altoona, PA was built in 1904. Heck, in the year 1927, Kennywood Park was building its 8th coaster, 3 of which are still in operation. Cyclone is a youngin.
The Cyclone is only wooden in the track area. The main structure is steel. That's why it's been around for quite a while. The first drop is a beauty and memorable. Love riding it.