Herbert P. Schmeck
The Forgotten Legacy
Have you ridden Phoenix at Knoebels, Comet at The Great Escape or Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake Park? These vintage coasters are just some of famous designs created by the legendary Herbert Schmeck.
Schmeck designed over 80 coasters for the Philadelphia Toboggan Company from 1923 to 1955. This book chronicles his life at PTC as he worked his way through the ranks to become one of the most influential wood coaster designers of all time. A fascinating read from beginning to end, it is a must have for any fan of wood coasters. Written by Torrence Jenkins Jr. a notable ACE historian and researcher. Torrence spent hundreds of hours searching through documents and photos at PTC to provide the material for this book.