|Scenic Railway before the fire.|
Crews have been working since this past Fall to rebuild the historic roller coaster, which dates back to 1920. The coaster continued to operate after Dreamland closed, but arson burned a part of the structure and threw it into standing-but-not-operating status in 2008. The 1920 original opening date makes the ride one of the top ten oldest still standing coasters on the planet.
|Recent view of part of the ride standing post-fire.|
However, this news story points out that while the collapse isn't good news, it's fixable and crews will get right back to work. Take that, wind storm! Anyone who is interested in following the reconstruction of the coaster, along with learning more about the new Dreamland, can stay up to date on the park's website.