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Mauch Chunk*, PA’s Switchback Railroad is often called one of America’s first roller coasters. The railroad began in the 1820’s as a means for miners to get coal down from a nearby mountain to the town below. Powered only by gravity, the train barreled unrestrained down a mile-long track. (Mules pulled it back up). In 1873, the train started carrying thrill-seeking passengers instead. That year alone, about 35,000 people rode on the Switchback. It closed in 1929, but the tracks path remains. 

*present day Jim Thorpe

Mauch Chunk*, PA’s Switchback Railroad is often called one of America’s first roller coasters. The railroad began in the 1820’s as a means for miners to get coal down from a nearby mountain to the town below. Powered only by gravity, the train barreled unrestrained down a mile-long track. (Mules pulled it back up). In 1873, the train started carrying thrill-seeking passengers instead. That year alone, about 35,000 people rode on the Switchback. It closed in 1929, but the tracks path remains. 

*present day Jim Thorpe

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