Screamin' Eagle (Six Flags St. Louis)

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Screamin' Eagle
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Six Flags St. Louis
Location Eureka, Missouri, USA
Status Operating since April 10, 1976
Cost $3 million
Statistics
Builder Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations John C. Allen, William Cobb, Don Rosser
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Serial number 145
Height 110 feet
Drop 92 feet
Top speed 62 mph
Length 3872 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:30
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (replaced 1990)
Riders per train 24
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Screamin' Eagle is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, USA.

It was the last coaster PTC built and the very last built by John Allen.

History

Screamin' Eagle opened on April 10, 1976.[1]

For the 1990 season, Screamin' Eagle was repainted and the rolling stock replaced. The park claimed that due to reduced friction between the trains and track, the maximum speed would be increased to 70 mph.[2][3]

Design

Elements

Trains

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train. Screamin' Eagle originally had three-bench trains from the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. These were replaced in 1990 with new two-bench trains, also from PTC.

References

  1. "6th season of fun at midwest's Six Flags", Blue Island Sun Standard (April 11, 1976), pp. 31. Retrieved on November 12, 2020.
  2. "Screamin' Eagle's new look", The Daily Journal (March 29, 1990), pp. 15. Retrieved on November 12, 2020.
  3. "Making the Eagle scream faster", St. Louis Post-Dispatch (April 20, 1990), pp. 73. Retrieved on November 12, 2020.

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Tallest wooden roller coaster
tied with
Montaña Rusa

April 1976 - June 1978
Preceded by
Cyclone
Tallest wooden roller coaster
tied with
Montaña Rusa

April 1976 - June 1978
Succeeded by
Colossus
Tallest roller coaster drop
April 1976 - June 1978
Preceded by
Thunderbolt
Tallest roller coaster drop
April 1976 - June 1978
Succeeded by
Colossus
Fastest roller coaster
April 1976 – June 1978
Preceded by
Cyclone
Fastest roller coaster
April 1976 – June 1978
Succeeded by
Colossus