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.
Riders climbed up a staircase to the station, where riders pushed down in a toboggan-like car, 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.
|Cedar Point Roller Coasters|
|Operating||Blue Streak • Cedar Creek Mine Ride • Corkscrew • GateKeeper • Gemini • Iron Dragon • Jr. Gemini • Magnum XL-200 • Maverick • Mean Streak • Millennium Force • Raptor • Rougarou • Top Thrill Dragster • Valravn • Wicked Twister • Woodstock Express|
|Former||Broadway Trip • Cyclone • Dip the Dips Scenic Railway • Disaster Transport • High Frolics • Jumbo Jet • Leap the Dips • Racer • Scamper • Super Coaster • Switchback Railway • Three-Way Figure Eight Roller Toboggan • Wild Mouse • Wild Cat • WildCat|
Note: This coaster is very old and many things are not confirmed. Also note that Wikipedia is not a reliable source.