Roller Coasters

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MBI Publishing Company, 1998 - Antiques & Collectibles - 96 pages
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Your ticket to thrills and chills! From wooden classics to wild steel serpentine monsters, this book beautifully captures every coaster from every region of the US. A "thrill chart" compares all the great roller coasters head-to-head, including the world-famous Cyclone at Coney Island, the Steel Phantom at Kennywood in Pennsylvania, the Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz, California, and the Texas Giant in Arlington, Texas.

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Mike Schafer hails from Rockford, Illinois, where he recalls his earliest train-watching experiences on the Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, Burlington Route, and Chicago & North Western. He vividly can recall his first train rides, circa 1952, on IC u2019s Hawkeye and Land O u2019 Corn between Rockford and Chicago. Eventually he would declare the latter -- America u2019s railroad hub -- his u201chonorary hometown. Mike and his little dog Archie reside in a house (which includes a 1,600-square-foot model railroad) next to BNSF u2019s busy Twin Cities mainline in a small town outside Chicago where he also serves as village trustee and occasionally mayor pro tem.

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