We have a lovely photo to kick off the week from the Eblana Collection, our catalogue tells us we are in Newcastle Co Down and we see what looks like a very early roller coaster, what more can you tell us about this photo?
tells us that this is a rack and pinnion rollercoaster and that, once the riders reach the camera, gravity (and a switch in the rail) will carry them back down on the other side. Gratefully for them, facing forward on their way over those "waves" (that might still loosen their respective luncheons....)
Collection: Eblana Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1870-1890. Perhaps before 1896
NLI Ref: EB_1671
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons