This is a photo from the archives taken in 2010 out the front of the amusement park “Luna Park” in Melbourne.
You can see the wooden rails of the Scenic railway or Big Dipper??? Can´t quite remember. Actually it has to be the scenic railway because it said the Big Dipper was demolished in 1989 (according to Wikipedia). When I was younger we only went on the scenic railway which may have been scenic but not when it was going downhill (although as a child everything goes much faster). Obviously these rides are pretty tame when compared to today´s roller coasters. On Tv a few weeks ago they showed the Ferrari ride at the Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi which reaches 240 km/h!!! Slightly faster than the Scenic railway. However the Scenic railway is apparently the longest running rollercoaster (time wise) operating since 1912. That means 100 years this year! Amazing.