Plans to restore one of the UK’s oldest rollercoasters at the heart of a new heritage amusement park in Margate, Kent, have received boost from US-based enthusiasts.
 
The American Coaster Enthusiasts has donated US$5,000 towards the work to revitalise the Scenic Railway, which is the centrepiece of the £12.5m Dreamland Amusement Park.

Construction work on the Dreamland Trust-led scheme is expected to start later this year, with £3.7m secured from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as part of the Sea Change initiative in November 2009.