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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:53 am
by montezooma
thrillerman1 wrote: old woodies


I just threw up a little in my mouth

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:04 am
by SeaWhippet
paintballer wrote:Rumor has it Fred Church haunts that tower next to Tornado (Bobs)


Who knows....?? :omg:

EDIT: I actually found that out from one of my books I own... Was that yours? I saw the above comment saying that someone saw the pics from you book... LOL whoops.


There WAS a legend that LaMarcus Thompson haunted that ornate tower, despite having died six years before it was built. :|

The two pics from my books are the OV Rocket and COP Flying Turns shot.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:52 am
by SeaWhippet
thrillerman1 wrote:Really stunning photos Scott. I love seeing old woodies in black and white. Thanks for sharing these and good to see you have shaken off the winter doldrums!


Thanks, Thriller. I've got a stack of postcards to add to your stellar thread, I just need to go through all yours so as not to post a dupe card. :)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:26 pm
by Six Flags Enthuseast
Wow.... this is classic stuff... amazing how cool coasters used to be, very experimental and apparently very fun! =) Too bad many of these classics can only be seen in those photos. :cry:

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:08 am
by thunderguy345
That last pic is very cool seems to be so much fun to ride a old rollercoaster :lmao: BTW Intense coathanger action in the picture as well

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:25 pm
by SeaWhippet
The Coney Island Thunderbolt, the Cyclone's older, meaner cousin, was a real challenge to ride during the last years of its long life. I was fortunate to snag a few turbulent circuits during its final season in 1982. Sorry for the quality of the earlier pics, but I was shooting with my Kodak 110 Instamatic :lmao:

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:36 pm
by megamatt
Cool photos. Rudy Guliani is such an @$$ for tearing it down. The Thunderbolt was still stable.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:41 pm
by Mr.Wood
There's something creepy about looking at old abandoned coasters because when they are full of patrons they are full of life and they seem to have a soul. Then when there are no riders there is no life. It's sad. :cry:

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:42 pm
by Lenaapple1974
Wow... very nice Thunderbolt pics! I actually have one I took from like 1993ish. I wish I took more than just one pic.. I especially love the snow pics. I will post mine when I get the power cord to my eternal. It should be in this week.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:05 pm
by SeaWhippet
I don't get any actual rides until next weekend when when we check out Carowinds' 'new' Cobra and Spring Fling at SFOG. So, 'til then, here are a few more tasty morsels of wooden coaster goodness ...