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Toledo Magazine: Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad

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The Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad’s coal-fired trains have stopped at Funway station for half a century.

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Fireman Thomas McGowan shovels coal during a station stop.

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The Millennium Force roller coaster towers over Funway station.

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Engineer Dan Sczesny lights the fire inside engine No. 22.

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Thomas McGowan, of Morris, Ill., polishes the bell on Cedar Point & Lake Erie locomotive before the start of the day's operations.

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Builder's plate on Cedar Point & Lake Erie locomotive No. 22 "Myron H" at Cedar Point amusement park.

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Engineer Dan Sczesny checks coal in the tender of Cedar Point & Lake Erie locomotive No. 22 during preparations for the day's trains.

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Locomotives Myron H., left, and Judy K. carry most of the Cedar Point railroad’s work load.

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Dan Sczesny pokes ash out of the boiler inside Cedar Point & Lake Erie steam locomotive No. 22 "Myron H." while Thomas McGowan, right, of Morris, Ill., polishes the brass flagpoles on its pilot during morning preparations for the day's trains.

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A friendly wave from the cab near Funway station.

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Rob Chura of Cleveland and his grandson, Ethan Dalton, of Brunswick, Ohio, pause at the Funway station while a Cedar Point & Lake Erie train arrives.

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A skeleton firefighting crew is among the Halloween-esque scenes set up along the track of the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad at Cedar Point amusement park

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A CP&LE train approaches Frontiertown station and the Mean Streak roller coaster.

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Superintendent Randy Catri has worked on the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad since 1974.

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Cedar Point amusement park visitors wait at a crossing while a Cedar Point & Lake Erie train enters the Funway station near the park's midway. The CP&LE has linked the midway area with Frontiertown for 50 years.

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