|Title ID||8445||Collection ID||1196|
|Title||A Switchback Railway|
|Theme||Early film in the South East|
|Keywords||Railways Entertainment Seaside Resorts Leisure Time Activities Clothing Children|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Footage of a switchback railway amuses its passengers in this film by Robert Paul of the late 1890s.
A carriage on a wooden switchback railway, an early version of a roller coaster, passes the camera and continues along the tracks. Two other carriages carrying passengers are on the railway simultaneously. One of the carriages arrives back at the start and a group of smartly dressed school-age children alight the train.
A switchback railway, an early roller coaster pioneered at Coney Island NY, features in [Edwardian Folkstone].