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Last train from Playland

Youngsters, adults take their final rides before Hoffman’s closes down

The train rolls into the station at Hoffman’s Playland.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The train rolls into the station at Hoffman’s Playland.
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Benjamin Rich may never remember his orange and blue helicopter. Benjamin, a 3-year-old Waterford boy, flew the whirlybird in a short, circular pattern on a recent summer night. The capable pilot’s top altitude was about 10 feet above the launch pad at Hoffman’s Playland. “We’re trying to take as many pictures as we can,” said Victoria Kelts Rich, who along with her 3-month-old son Samuel and husband, Adam, was making one of her last visits ...

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