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Boomtown Depot

Ride Info

  • Thrill Level
Mild
  • Minimum Height
None with Adult; No Lap Children
  • Location in Park
Boomtown

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!

Ride Info

  • Thrill Level
Mild
  • Minimum Height
None with Adult; No Lap Children
  • Location in Park
Boomtown

By the Numbers

  • Top Speed
7 mph
  • Duration
8 min
  • Introduced
1961
  • Manufacturer
H.K. Porter/Ameican Locomotive Works