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!
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What Our Guests Say
"Boomtown Depot is an awesome way to unwind and see the parts of the park you missed during the day. It also provides transportation to get from one side of the park to the other."
"When I brought my Grandkids to Six Flags, my grandson wanted to ride on the train more than anything else. We rode it all the way around the park. He had never been on a train before and loved it."
"This was my first time on the Boomtown Express. I loved the break from walking, as well as the history given about the attractions."
"It's really commendable that six flags has continued to run authentic historical steam trains instead of converting to diesel or electric. I hope those old locomotives stay in service for another hundred years."