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Bessemer and Lake Erie Miniature Train

Conneaut Lake Park

A miniature train takes passengers for a journey through the woodlands and past Conneaut Lake Park's historic Blue Streak rollercoaster.

Theme ParkConneaut Lake Park
Ride TypeTrain
AudienceAll Ages
ManufacturerAllan Herschell Company
Opened1968
The train passing beside the mini golf course

The train passing beside the mini golf course

Conneaut Lake Park's miniature railway (sometimes known as "Bessemer Railway System") was built by the Allan Herschell Company, and opened for the 1968 season.

At one time it ran modern style trains built by the National Amusement Device Company, who also provided new trains for the Blue Streak rollercoaster in the 1960s. These have since been replaced by a steam locomotive looking engine. In 2006 the park launched a "Brick-by-Brick" fundraising campaign, which raised money which was used to help repair the railway.

The train takes visitors into the woodland, travelling beside Blue Streak out to the picnic grove near the park's front entrance. Circling around, it journeys back into the park. Running through a gap underneath Blue Streak's track, it makes a figure of eight loop around the mini golf course before returning to the station.

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Conneaut Lake Park train

Entrance archway

Conneaut Lake Park train

Train station

Conneaut Lake Park train

The train sitting at the station platform

Conneaut Lake Park train

Characters placed beside the railway tracks

Conneaut Lake Park train

Travelling around the park

Conneaut Lake Park train

The train journeys through the woodland

Conneaut Lake Park train

Inside the carriages

Conneaut Lake Park train

The train passes underneath Blue Streak

Conneaut Lake Park train

Passing beneath Blue Streak

Conneaut Lake Park train

The station sits on the edge of the woodland