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Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington, Texas
Boomtown Depot train station
 
 
The train rounds the bend.
 
 

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Boomtown Depot

Ride the Rails with a Gust of Steam!

What’s the classiest way to get around? By steam engine of course!  All aboard at Boomtown Depot, for the Six Flags Railroad, the classic steam engine train ride that’s been running in the park for more than five decades.

There’s always a train that leaving for Texas just around the bend, so get ready to take a ride deep into Boomtown.

Your train is departing for a relaxed-pace, scenic ride through the park. This railroad first saw service in Louisiana sugar cane fields. It has been circling the park on a one-mile track since 1961. Rich in history, the Jefferson Patton train is over 100 years old. 

Check out the steam engine design of the engine car, with a wide grille and classic locomotive wheels. It looks authentic because it is! You’re riding on a working steam engine built more than a century ago. Obviously, these beautiful trains were built to last!

 

By The Numbers

Top Speed
7 mph
Duration
8 minutes each way
Introduced
1961
Manufacturer
H.K. Porter/Ameican Locomotive Works

What Our Guests Say

  • - Jamie C From Rowlett, Tx
  • "Our kids love the fresh air, funny tales and of course, the unique scenery along the route. :)"
    - Cyndi From Keller, Tx
  • "The park train is a favorite for our family. It's tradition. The operators are the best because they are always friendly. "
    - Cindy From Arlington
  • "The Boomtown Depot took us back to the old days of riding the rails! "
    - Coeli W From Lantana, Tx
  • "The kids love waving to people, and I enjoy sharing an experience I had when I was little!"
    - Dana H From Ft Worth, Tx

What do you think?

Thrill Level
Mild

Minimum Height

None
No lap children
Location in Park: 

Boomtown

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