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West Mifflin in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thunderbolt

National Historic District

 
 
Thunderbolt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
1. Thunderbolt Marker
Inscription. Once named the "King of Coasters" by the New York Times, the Thunderbolt opened in 1968. It s [sic] unique design uses the first two and last two dips of the Pippin, with the lift hill structure and helix turns added that year.

The trains, also from the Pippin, are still in use today.
 
Location. 40° 23.317′ N, 79° 51.88′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Kennywood, an amusement park operating seasonally since 1898. Admission fee required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennywood's Thunderbolt (here, next to this marker); The Turtle (within shouting distance of this marker); Miniature Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pagoda (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noah's Ark (about 300 feet away); Laffin' Sal (about 300 feet away); Auto Race (about 300 feet away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
More about this marker. Marker is affixed to a wall in the wide double

Thunderbolt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
2. Thunderbolt Marker
At left, on the wall of the underpass leading to the loading area for the ride.
underpass leading to the loading area of the ride.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kennywood. (Submitted on August 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Kennywood - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Thunderbolt image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
3. Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
4. Thunderbolt
(Not the taller one at left.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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