Runaway Mine Train (Six Flags Great Adventure)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Runaway Mine Train
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40°08′14″N 74°26′05″W / 40.137288°N 74.434812°W / 40.137288; -74.434812
Park section Frontier Adventures
Status Operating since July 4, 1974
Rider height 44 inch minimum
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Runaway Train
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 60 feet
Drop 39 feet
Top speed 38 mph
Inversions 0
Duration 2:00

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


Runaway Mine Train opened in July 1974, along with the park.[1]

The overhaul of Runaway Mine Train in 1995 was the first project that Larry Chickola completed for Six Flags. He redesigned the ride's 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.[citation needed]

The park partnered with RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in 2019 when they repainted one of the trains to include hand prints of cancer survivors and supporters.[2]



Color scheme

Red track and supports.


5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, except for the front car which has 2, for a total of 28 riders per train.



  1. "Runaway Mine Train". GreatAdventureHistory.
  2. "Coasters For Cancer shares hope at Six Flags Great Adventure". 2019-06-09. Retrieved 2024-01-07.

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