Scenic Railway was a 3 mile long roller coaster created by L.A. Thompson.
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
L.A. Thompson created the Scenic Railway.
Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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