Caterpillar Ride

A Formidable History

This caterpillar ride is estimated to have been made in the 1920’s. As the cars begin to run around the track, a canopy slowly covers each car.

Once the canopies are completely lowered, the train looks like a caterpillar as it moves along the undulating track. Many ride owners also installed high-powered fans along the track that would shoot a blast of air into the cars in order to surprise the riders.

The opportunity to take a ride in total darkness attracted many curious visitors.

Scroll through our picture galleries below for a journey through the life of this magnificent machine.

A touch of Fairground Artisanship

We have created merchandise, as well as holding stock of original fairground items and artwork. If you’d like a piece of the past, made for the future, you’ll find something just for you in our online shop.

Images from the Past

Before

Spiderframe & Platforms

Centre & Slewring

Canopy framework

Seating

Miscellaneous

First build up

Delivery & Installation

Complete