- The Great Wheel stood next to the railway track at Earls Court station.
- It weighed 500 tons and had eight inclined columns supporting it which added a further 600 tons.
- To rotate the structure there were two 50hp steam engines providing the power. These would drive it enough to take 20 minutes for each full circle.
- The Great Wheel of London had 40 cars each of which carried a maximum of 40 passengers.
- The closest it came to an accident was in May 1896 when the wheel stuck and passengers spent four hours stranded.
- The wheel carried two and a half million passengers in its lifetime before 'ceasing to be profitable' and being dismantled by the same engineers who built it.
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