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Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington, Texas
A real steam train arrives to the Texas Depot station
Rounding the bend on the Six Flags and Texas Railroad
Guests wait to board a real steam train

Texas Depot

Ride the Rails with a Gust of Steam!

What’s the classiest way to get around? By steam engine of course!  All aboard at Texas Depot, in the neighborhood we call Texas, for the Six Flags Railroad, the classic steam engine train ride that’s been running in the park for more than five decades.

Consult with the train scheduler at Texas Depot. He’s busy sending telegrams by Morse code, but he’ll definitely make time to find you a route. There’s one leaving for Boomtown soon, so get ready to take a ride deep into the wild Texas frontier.

Your train is departing for a relaxed-pace, scenic ride through the park. You’ll pass through a hobo shanty town, complete with our resident hobo taking a bath in a barrel.  There are teepees and wild animals along the route, and even some dancing tamales! Feel the breeze on a journey paced slow enough to let you enjoy the sights on the comfy wide-bench seats of the train.

Check out the steam engine design of the engine car, with a wide grille and classic locomotive wheels. It looks authentic because it is! You’re riding on a working steam engine built more than a century ago. Obviously, these beautiful trains were built to last!

By The Numbers

Top Speed
7 mph
8 minutes each way
H.K. Porter/Ameican Locomotive Works

What Our Guests Say

  • "...the best amusement park train rides ever!!! I felt like I was back in time as the engine chugged along."
    - Jason L From Houston Tx
  • "We never miss a ride on the Texas Depot! The Conductors go above and beyond to make the experience great for all ages!"
    - Renee A. Arlington, Tx
  • "We have visited many parks in U.S. and foreign countries, but we have never been to a park that had a steam train!"
    - Ken W Arlington
  • "A great way to get around the park with a friendly,informative, and clever quipping, engineer."
    - Lynda B From Dallas, Tx Said...
  • "It was an amazing way for my family to get off our feet, and enjoy the beautiful scenery the park offers!"
    - Erica Allen From Chandler Texas

What do you think?

Closed for the Season

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No lap children
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