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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Coney Vid: Torando Roller Coaster

Here's a fresh look found via Gowanus Lounge, at some rare footage of The Tornado (previously named The Bob's) Roller Coaster was built by the Thompson Company and sat on the corner of the Bowery and Stillwell Avenue. It was lastly operated by the Bonsignore family until it burned in 1977.

BOBS / TORNADO roller coaster CONEY ISLAND, NY

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The "Bobs" was one of many thrilling roller coasters that existed during the 1920's at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY. Later renamed "Tornado", the coaster met it's fate in 1977 when it partially burned. It sadly never reopened. I do not know who took this video clip. It was one of many that I have had on an old VCR tape for many years. It is only posted here for all us You Tubers to enjoy a glimpse of the past.

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posted by Omar Robau @ 8/23/2008 10:54:00 AM 

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