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Old West Steam Train
Website: Silverwood Theme Park Homepage
Ride Type: Track Guided Ride
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.0000
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 3
Last Review: 4/29/2005 8:05:00 PM
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up joespizza on 4/29/2005 8:05:00 PM
I have to agree with LittleAce on that the train ride does need more to it. And also agree with scshull119 that it is just cool to be on a old train taking a relaxing ride thru the forest. It just needs something more to look at, like pretend animals, more beautiful plants, old water mill or something. It really needs to be set up to let people get on and off at the other side of the park, by corkscrew. Then it would make the ride really worth it! Then you wouldnt have to walk all the way thru the park, you would have to spots to board and unboard. More than anything, I think they need to do that.

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up LittleACE on 4/23/2005 10:18:00 PM
I dont think this ride is worth the time it takes away from riding the wonderful wooden roller coasters. At most parks the train takes you around the park to get a feel for it ( which is what we were expecting when we rode it). But no it took us in this lodgepole pine forest. The show was O.K. but skip it and ride the woodies.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up scshull119 on 12/6/2004 11:24:00 PM
The Silverwood Central Railroad (Wild West Steam Train) is right up there with the wooden coasters as one of Silverwoods best attractions. No, it may not be as exhilerating as a coaster, but riding behind a steam locomotive is a experience that you just cant get anywhere. The train ride at Silverwood is quite long (about 30 min) and takes you outside the park itself into some beautiful woods. At some point the train gets held up by fake robbers, but this is much more tastefully done than the extrememly gaudy acts put on by some other tourist railroads. The engine was built by Porter Locomotive Works around 1915, and except for a little brass and bright paint here and there, it still looks pretty much the same as it always has. It has been converted from coal to oil firing, but is otherwise it operates just like it did when new almost 90 years ago. The coaches were built by Bob Harpur for Six Flags Astroworld, and were acquired by Silverwood when Astroword downsized their train operation.

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