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Switchback Railway
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General
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Park Cedar Point
Location USASandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated
Operated 1892 - ?
Opened
Opening
Cost
Height restriction
Statistics
Manufacturer
Builder
Designer LaMarcus Adna Thompson
Type Wooden
Type
Model
Riders per train
Riders per hour 1600
Lift/launch system Man powered
Height Approx. 25-50 feet
Drop Approx. 20 feet
Top speed 6-10 mph
Length 600 feet
Dimensions
Duration Around 1 minute
Inversions 0
Steepest drop 30°
Maximum g-force 2.9*



Switchback Railway was a wooden roller coaster at Cedar Point, Ohio USA. It was the first roller coaster at the park and the first amusement park ride in the USA. Riders paid 5 cents, and sometimes waited 3 hours to ride[citation needed].

DesignEdit

Riders climbed up a staircase to the station, where riders pushed down in a toboggan-like car[citation needed], and went through several airtime hills, before they reached the second tower, and were then turned around. (Thus the name, 'switchback') The Switchback Railway did not have a powered lift hill which meant that the cars had to be pushed back to the station by hand.

Photo GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit

Cedar Point.com/Park History, Wikipedia


Cedar Point Roller Coasters
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Former Broadway TripCycloneDip the Dips Scenic RailwayDisaster TransportHigh FrolicsJumbo JetLeap the DipsMean StreakRacerScamperSuper CoasterSwitchback RailwayThree-Way Figure Eight Roller TobogganWild MouseWild CatWildCat


Note: This coaster is very old and many things are not confirmed. Also note that Wikipedia is not a reliable source.

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