|Designer / calculations||LaMarcus Adna Thompson|
|Height||Approx. 25-50 feet|
|Drop||Approx. 20 feet|
|Top speed||6-10 mph|
|Duration||Around 1 minute|
Switchback Railway was a wooden roller coaster at Cedar Point, Ohio USA. It was the first roller coaster at the park and the first amusement park ride in the USA.
Rider's climbed up a staircase to the station, where rider's pushed down in a tab-bogon like car*, and went through several airtime hills, before they reached the second tower, and were then turned around. (Thus the name, 'switchback') The Switchback Railway did not have a powered lift hill which meant that the cars had to be pushed back to the station by hand.
Cedar Point.com/Park History Wikipedia