A miniature train takes passengers for a journey through the woodlands and past Conneaut Lake Park's historic Blue Streak rollercoaster.
|Theme Park||Conneaut Lake Park|
|Manufacturer||Allan Herschell Company|
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 were subsequently 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 took visitors into the woodland, travelling beside Blue Streak out to the picnic grove near the park's front entrance. Circling around, it journeyed back into the park. Running through a gap underneath Blue Streak's track, it made a figure of eight loop around the mini golf course before returning to the station.
Both the train and the rest of the park did not open for the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The railway tracks were subsequently removed in the summer of 2021.
The train sitting at the station platform
Characters placed beside the railway tracks
Travelling around the park
The train journeys through the woodland
Inside the carriages
The train passes underneath Blue Streak
Passing beneath Blue Streak
The station sits on the edge of the woodland