'Centrifugal Railway', Manchester, 1850s.
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Engraving made after the model by Mr Roberts of Sharp Roberts & Co. The Grand Centrifugal Railway was an early rollercoaster, designed and constructed by Dean & Esplin. It consisted of 'two circles 80 feet in circumference' and the participants sat in sledges for the ride, as depicted here.