'Grand Centrifugal Railway, Cooper Street Manchester' , c 1850s.

Brown

'Grand Centrifugal Railway, Cooper Street Manchester' , c 1850s.
2 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 16cm

Description

Engraving by Brown. 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.

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