12 Apr 2013

COLA ROASTER

This amusement place was closed when I visited so had to settle for some shots outside the fence. It's at Luna Park in St Kilda, Victoria - Australia. I went there several times when young but never had the nerve to have a ride on the roller coaster - it still looks the same to me - scary. Although the structure is old and appears flimsy, presumably it is safe because it is still in use. Built in 1911 and known as the Scenic Railway, it's the oldest continually operating roller coaster in the world and is one of only two (the other being in Plymouth, UK) that require a brakesman to stand in the middle of the train. Information derived from Wikipedia.