Scenic Railway was a 3 mile long
roller coaster created by L.A.
The ride was a double track
roller coaster which extended
outside the Pike
and over the railroad tracks,
cars were carried up a chained
incline, until it soared downward
and through bridges, tunnels as well
as scenes of glaciers, Jerusalem, the
everglades, Iceland, Pompei
and the South Sea Islands. The
cars took two round trips and ended
with 3 fast dips and a gentle rise to a halt.
The attraction included a 500 seat restaurant. Roller coasters were first exhibited at the 1851 London Exposition.
* Some believe that the cost of the ride was 15 cents, but the program
clearly states 10 cents.
Building cost: 250,050 dollars
Price of Admission- 10 cents *
Exhibition Profit- 287,343.58 dollars
Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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L.A. Thompson created the Scenic Railway.