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National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives

NRCMA works to discover, preserve, interpret and share the historical heritage of the roller coaster for present and future generations. Our goal is to protect these artifacts and make them accessible to those who love roller coasters and amusement parks!

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It's been a long week of meeting new friends and connecting with old ones here at #iaapa2022. If only we could bring this with us from Plainview - we'd be the most popular booth on the floor! 😂

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Its been a long week of meeting new friends and connecting with old ones here at #IAAPA2022. If only we could bring this with us from Plainview - wed be the most popular booth on the floor! 😂

#rollercoaster #museum

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🤔 There’s always next year!

You need that mini bottle claw machine in there now. That would finish everything thing off nicely!!

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What a Beautiful Name on the lead car for that Train. Thank You Anton Schwarzkopf, God Bless You!!🙏🙏🙏💞🎢

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YOUR EYES DO NOT DECEIVE YOU!

As part of a partnership with American Coaster Enthusiasts and the #legacyofschwarzkopf documentary project, we are thrilled to announce that we've brought back the classic Schwarzkopf train badges, with COTALand and Six Flags Over Texas being the first two to re-introduce the badges to their attractions.

Any facility interested in adding these modern versions to their Schwarzkopf attractions should email: info@rollercoastermuseum.org for details.

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YOUR EYES DO NOT DECEIVE YOU!

As part of a partnership with American Coaster Enthusiasts and the #LegacyOfSchwarzkopf documentary project, we are thrilled to announce that weve brought back the classic Schwarzkopf train badges, with COTALand and Six Flags Over Texas being the first two to re-introduce the badges to their attractions. 

Any facility interested in adding these modern versions to their Schwarzkopf attractions should email: info@rollercoastermuseum.org for details.

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Right on! I love that steel signature!

Frontier City Theme Park don't you think that would look awesome on Silver Bullet? (And you'd have a place to look up how to spell Schwarzkopf in case you need to put it on a sign again 🙊

Reach out too indiana beach. They should have the triple loop opened by next season

Can these be purchased by anybody?

Amazing....great job

I guess it would be blasphemous to put one on my Nissan. 😬🥴

Absolutely love it

Erik Stottlemyer, this is right up your alley!

Love it!

That is just sweet!!!!!!!

Would you be willing to sell these to individuals?

Six Flags Great America/Hurricane Harbor

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John Krajnak! Lobster..Whizzer..Fling…they need to be branded again!!!

Brilliant!!

Hell yea

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IT'S ALMOST THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!

Come visit us at IAAPA booth 3912 to see our swanky booth display. Plus, you just might get to see a pretty cool announcement...

#tease #rollercoaster #museum
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ITS ALMOST THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! 

Come visit us at IAAPA booth 3912 to see our swanky booth display. Plus, you just might get to see a pretty cool announcement... 

#tease #rollercoaster #museum

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How’s the Canobie Corkscrew?! Did you guys get it all yet?!🤗

Will merchandise be available to purchase?

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THIS MONTH IN HISTORY

1906
1924

October 24, 1924

When the State Fair of Texas, in Dallas, Texas, closed on Oct. 24, the new Lightning roller coaster at the Dallas Fairgrounds was credited for bringing in the crowds, as nearly a million visitors enjoyed the fair. Many had come out to ride the new 3,000-foot-long, out-and-back wooden coaster, which had first operated on Aug. 7. Officials credited the new ride for increasing attendance from the 1923 fair, in conjunction with a new midway and other mechanical rides. Paired up with the nearby John Miller Skyrocket, the state-of-the-art Miller coaster, built by F.W. Pearce, it thrilled fairgoers for nearly a decade. It wasthe first time the Fairgrounds operated four wooden coasters.

1946

October 2, 1946

The October 2 fire at Coney Island, Brooklyn, N.Y., was the final nail in the coffin for Thompson and Dundy’s Luna Park, which had closed permanently after a devastating fire two years earlier. Sparks from a worker’s blow torch ignited refuse under the remaining section of the Mile Sky Chaser coaster. The four-alarm fire lasted into the night while subway and trolley service near the former park was halted. With the flames moving to other structures in rapid succession, the fire consumed everything that was left except the ballroom, pool and administration building. The park was in the process of being torn down to make room for a housing project, which did not materialize at that time. It was used primarily as a parking lot until the city began construction of the Luna Park Houses (a set of high-rise, low income housing projects which still stand today) in the late 1950s.

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