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Runaway Mine Train

Six Flags Over Texas

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One of several firsts for Six Flags Over Texas, this is the world's first "Mine Train" coaster and since its debut little has changed. Runaway Mine Train climbs three lift hills during its run along nearly half-a-mile of tubular steel track. At the time of opening it was one of only a few roller coasters to feature this innovative track design that provided a smoother ride experience. Impressive by the ride standards of when it opened, now Runaway Mine Train is simply a family ride, since thrill-seekers have moved on to taller and faster coasters.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1966 Steel Mine Train Arrow Dynamics
  • Height
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Ride Time
    3 minutes
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    3 - 30 passenger
  • Train Designer
    Arrow Dynamics

Runaway Mine Train Facts & History

Features: Three Lift Hills, Two Tunnels

2011 – Mine Train reverts to its original name Runaway Mine Train.

1996 – Runaway Mine Train was renamed Mine Train.

Estimated cost: $1 million

Train has five cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 42 inches tall

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