The Frisco Scenic Railway Ride at the Silver Dollar City
Silver Dollar City is one of the most visited attractions in Branson where you can enjoy many thrilling rides, great food, and tons of craft items that you can buy direct from demonstrating craftsmen and artisans.
No place like Silver Dollar City in Branson that brings family together enjoying the fun from over 40 thrilling rides, entertainment shows, and see fantastic views around the theme park by riding on Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train.
This exciting Frisco Scenic Railway Ride at Silver Dollar City will take you through the beautiful Ozark countryside for a 20-minute scenic tour on a steam train. This scenic tour allows you to see spectacular views around the theme park. The train will cross near the Frisco Freight Barn and over the train trestle near the Silver Dollar Saloon.
In the middle of the journey, you will experience an incident where train robbers try their best to rob the train. So watch out and hold on to your hat and your wallet. Please take note that first train will depart 30 minutes after park opening and last train will depart 30 minutes prior to park closing.
During the Old Time Christmas festival at Silver Dollar City, the train is beautifully decked-out with colorful lights and becomes the Frisco Sing-Along Steam Train. The train robbery incident is replaced this time by Grandpa telling the Christmas story.
This fascinating attraction in Branson uses three 600 mm (1 ft 11 in) narrow gauge steam locomotives, two number 13 and 43 built by Orenstein & Koppel in Germany in 1934 and 1938, and one numbered 76 built in 1940 by Kolben-Danek in Czechoslovakia. This steam train is one of the oldest attractions in Branson.
The railroad in use for the Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train was opened in 1962, making it one of the oldest rides in the park. Themed after American railways in the 1800s, the train ride attraction includes an 1800s themed train depot, a water tower, a trestle overpass bridge, a train wreck scene, a staged train robbery, a tunnel, a rectangular shaped roundhouse, and railroad crossing.
However, the train has been overlooked since its opening in the early 60s by the railfanning community. Thanks to the new crew, improvements were made in the last couple of years, The Frisco is making a comeback. When the Frisco opened on 2011 season, it added engine #13, an Orstein & Kolpel product of 1936 vintage.
For most of the year, this train ride offers a better than average tour around the park as it gives guests the opportunity to see picturesque views that surround the place. When it’s Christmas time, the train is amped up with songs, beautiful decorations, and a warm retelling of the story of the birth of Christ.
As one of the oldest ride attractions in Branson, the Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train at Silver Dollar City will give you a fantastic ride around the park.