National Historic District
The train was known there as the Gimbels Flyer and was brought to Kennywood at the end of World War II.
Erected by Kennywood.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 40° 23.299′ N, 79° 51.829′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard. Marker is on the grounds of Kennywood, an amusement park operating seasonally since 1898. Admission fee required. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laffin' Sal (here, next to this marker); Auto Race (a few steps from this marker); The Pagoda (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kenny Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennywood's Thunderbolt
Regarding Miniature Railroad. The train excursion presents a narrated history of Kennywood. There are large historic pictures of Kennywood along the route. Steel mills in the valley below can be seen along the cliff that the train runs along.
Also see . . .
1. Kennywood. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Kennywood - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.