USA and Canada Trip – June 2009- Darien Lake   2 comments

Wednesday 17th June – Darien Lake


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Posted December 19, 2010 by Peter in Photographs, Travel, USA Trips

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A Daytrip to Scarborough – 13 August 2009   1 comment

I finally did something that I had wanted to do for years, I went for a ride on the Scarborough Spa Express.  This is a steam-hauled charter train, that runs from York to Scarborough at the height of summer.  It is organised by West Coast Railways, and does a a circular route from York to pick up at a number of stations before returning to York and then onwards to Scarborough.  The route does sometimes vary, so please check the website for details if you wish to travel on it.

On this occasion, I joined the train at Leeds.  It was hauled by Number 45231 “The Sherwood Forrester”, a LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 .


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USA and Canada Trip – June 2009. Seabreeze   2 comments

Tuesday 16th June – Seabreeze

This park really took me by surprise. It’s not a big park, but there is so much fun to be had there – and everything is re-ridable. Whirlwind is a good example of it’s type. The Bobsleds are unique (by definition) and seem to get more fun each time they are ridden. Jack Rabbit is a good little airtime coaster too.


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Posted December 18, 2010 by Peter in Photographs, Travel, USA Trips

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USA and Canada Trip – June 2009. Six Flags New England   3 comments

Sunday 14th June – Six Flags New England

(I just said that :lol:)

Bizarro


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Posted December 17, 2010 by Peter in Photographs, Travel, USA Trips

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USA and Canada June 2009. Lake Compounce   2 comments

Saturday 13th June – Lake Compounce

I thought this was a great park. Only 4 coasters, but a good selection of flat and water rides too. They also make great use of the lake – with the park railway running round one side, a vintage trolley ride down the other and a boat across the middle.

Boulderdash

A highly rated woodie that hugs the terrain on the side of a mountain speeding amongst boulders and trees. (A difficult one to photograph though :lol:)


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Posted December 16, 2010 by Peter in Photographs, Travel, USA Trips

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USA and Canada Trip – June 2009. The Great Escape   Leave a comment

Monday 15th June – The Great Escape

A rather unusual day – this park was not open in Mondays at this time of year. But they opened certain rides just for us, it was quite an eerie feeling. It wasn’t ideal for photography either.

Comet


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Posted December 15, 2010 by Peter in Photographs, Travel, USA Trips

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USA and Canada Trip – June 2009. Rye Playland   Leave a comment

Friday 12 th June

This started with a park that was not on the itinerary. On the coach we were given a brief history of a park that we would be passing close by – then asked if we would like to visit it. Of course it had been planned all along, but it was still a nice surprise. So:-

Clementon Park and Splash World

Hellcat


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Posted December 15, 2010 by Peter in Photographs, Travel, USA Trips

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