Coney Island: 1977

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Coney Island: 1977

Postby Gary » 14 May 2011, 18:20

The link, posted on the Coney Island Message Boards is a fantastic slideshow of the place caught in time in 1977.

Enjoy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dianeworland/sets/72157618989440038/show/
Please pass through the turnstiles if you are riding again.
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Postby porterm » 04 Jun 2011, 06:07

Some great shots of the now defunct Thunderbolt coaster there; it looked like quite a wild ride with those steep twisty drops. It was featured in Woody Allen's film called Annie Hall if I recall correctly (never got to view the actual scene to date though!) I believe a hotel was also, rather surprisingly, incorporated into its structure in the ride's later years.

Sadly I believe the City Council suddenly moved the bulldozers in during a coaster covention meeting out of town in 2000 which supporters were attending, hence no resistance could be arranged that day.

Martin

PS I found another good nostalgic Coney Island site with historic park maps etc at http://www.westland.net/coneyisland/
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Postby ceely shaw » 07 Jul 2011, 21:17

Love the photo of Stauchs, can't believe this building was knocked down last year. Such a shame, a historic building now gone forever.
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