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.

Exhibit Statictics:

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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