Erieview Park railroad

The miniature railroad was a staple at Erieview Park, where it ran near the bluff overlooking Lake Erie.

Passengers enjoy a ride on the railroad in the late 1990s.

Passengers enjoy a ride on the railroad in the late 1990s. Photo from collection of Carl E. Feather / The Feather Cottage

The train was purchased from Conneaut Lake Park and was added to Pera’s Kiddie Land in 1965.

According to Don Woodward, the Peras’ grandson, the train was built on a Ford 9N Chassis.

The train was sold when Erie View Park had its auction in 2007. A buyer from Ashtabula County purchased the train with the idea of running it on his property, but Woodward says that, to his knowledge, that never happened. And he heard that the buyer was trying to sell the train.

A second miniature railroad once ran on The Strip, between Howard Warner’s Colonia and the Municipal Golf Course.