River King Mine Train

Roller coaster in the United States
Watch the on-ride POV
River King Mine Train
The entrance
Six Flags St. Louis
Location Eureka, Missouri, USA
Coordinates 38°30′57″N 90°40′29″W / 38.515749°N 90.674841°W / 38.515749; -90.674841
Park section Gateway to the West
Status Operating since June 1971
Rider height 42 inch minimum
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Runaway Train
Type Steel - Hybrid - Terrain
Riders per train 30
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 32 feet
Drop 41 feet
Top speed 37 mph
Length 2500 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 3:00

River King Mine Train is a steel hybrid terrain roller coaster located at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, USA.


The ride first opened with the park in 1971. Originally known as River King Mine Train, it was renamed River King Run-Away Mine Train the following year.

In 1984, the attraction received modifications, including stand-up trains and would be renamed Rail Blazer. On July 7 of the same year, a 46-year-old Indianapolis woman was killed after falling 20 feet from the ride. Park officials claimed that the woman fainted and fell out of the car, but her husband, who had been beside her, said that she had not fainted but had simply been tossed from the ride when it whipped around a curve. There were also several issues with the track and trains.[1] For the 1985 season, Six Flags recalled the stand-up trains and restored the original River King Mine Train name.



Color scheme

Black track with unpainted wooden supports.


5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 30 riders per train.



  1. "July 7, 1984: Woman killed in fall from Six Flags ride".

External links

Articles on Six Flags St. Louis