The Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad

     The CP&LE RR is a 36" narrow guage amusement park railroad, located on the Cedar Point peninsula on the shores of Lake Erie, near Sandusky, Ohio. Operating on a two-mile loop that circles the northern two-thirds of the park, the railroad hauls 2 million passengers a year. Started in 1963 under the guidance of George Roose, the park boasts a stable of five locomotives, three of which are currently operational; one is awaiting repairs, while another is on static display.

     The following illustrations are from a forthcoming book detailing the history of the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad, written and illustrated by Randy Sappo.

#1 Maud L. (recently sold to Disney)                                                                  Shown at Cedar Point in 1990 and in 1963 before being re-built.



#2 Jennie K. (Inactive)                                                                                  Shown in the early 1990's and in 2002



#3 Albert (Currently on display)                                                                  Shown in the early 1990's and in 1955



#4 George R.


#5 Judy K.


#20 Jack Foster (Rebuilt as Judy K.)


#22 Myron H.



Scenes from around the park...