Even in the US, Kumba didn't have belts and none of the Stand Ups did either at first. I think only the Inverts came with them. It wasn't until the 00s they got them.I didn’t know it was even possible to have the old B&M OTSRs without seatbelts… I guess you really do learn something new every day!
Such a pity this coater isn't around today.https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/gallery/never-before-seen-slides-bring-8554460
I assume these have been posted? if not here are some great pics of Belle Vue in Manchester
Including this great shot of the bobs.
My Uncle said he only rode the Bobs twice that day but the Scenic Railway a few more times because that was cheaper to ride and being the older coaster he thought at the time that would be the one they would get rid of and they would keep the Bobs - how strange it was the Bobs that went first and the Scenic Railway out lasted it by nearly a decade!Missed it by a single year, at the start of early geekdom.
The scenic was a shilling (5p), and rerides were 6d, or 2.5 of your new pence.
Nineteen goes for a quid!
What a lucky find!The Holy Grail of nerdness?
Orphan Rocker | DID YOU KNOW? The Orphan Rocker at Scenic World Blue Mountains started in 1983 as a project for Scenic World's then-owner Harry Hammon and his son Phil.... | By Ask Roz Blue Mountains - FacebookDID YOU KNOW? The Orphan Rocker at Scenic World Blue Mountains started in 1983 as a project for Scenic World's then-owner Harry Hammon and his son Phil....fb.watch
A POV or Orphan Rocker?