Friday, February 6, 2015

Arrow Rio Grande Era Brochure

I recently met another Arrow employee who very kindly shared a brochure from the Rio Grande years which contains many wonderful photographs of Arrow rides.

Particularly interesting are the ones of the Rub-A-Dub ride, as it is clearly related to the patent which Ed Morgan received in November of 1973 (USD229,354). The boats are seen on page 4 of the brochure. There is also a carousel with a Griffin styled seat which I had not seen before.

I'll be posting more images over the next couple of weeks.

A Subsidiary of Rio Grande Industries
Rio Grande Era Carousel?

Ed Morgan 1973 Boat Patent
Rub-A-Dub Boats 
Any guesses where this may be?

And some new coaster images:

And on a further note; the legend of Arrow's Intellectual Property continues;
In November 2012, Sansei Yusoki Co., Ltd., of Osaka, Japan, acquired 77.3% of S&S...


  1. Re: any guesses where this might be? It may be the Mill Pond ride at AstroWorld in Houston; I know they had a Von Roll skyride (AstroWay) and the building in the background could be the shops in Americana. Refer to a photograph of the park's scale model:

  2. By the way, Rub-a-Dub was a different ride at AstroWorld, but it was characterized as a gentle ride through storybook pages, while Mill Pond was more bumper cars on water. Thanks for sharing the brochure!