Runaway Mine Train (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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Runaway Mine Train
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roller coaster
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since July 4, 1974
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel - Mine Train
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height60 feet
Drop39 feet
Top speed38 mph

Runaway Mine Train is an Arrow Dynamics mine train roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. It was the park's first steel coaster, and was opened with the park in 1974.

History[edit | edit source]

Runaway Mine Train opened in 1974, along with the park.

Overhaul of the Runaway Mine Train in 1995 was the first project that Larry Chickola completed for Six Flags. He redesigned its motor, cars and computer operating system.

For the 2006 season, Runaway Mine Train's track was repainted with brighter colors and the trains were fitted with new individual lap bar restraints. However, problems with these restraints caused several lengthy periods of downtime throughout the season due to malfunctions in the trains' locking systems.

Design[edit | edit source]


Trains[edit | edit source]

5 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 30 riders per train.

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

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