Kings Island marked another milestone this month as its K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad attraction surpassed the 50-million mark in rides.
The trains, which opened with the park in 1972, are the second most frequented ride in park history, second only to the Racer, which has given more than 97 million rides since 1972.
The Mason theme park’s two locomotives are scale replicas of The General locomotive, made famous during the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862 during the Civil War.
While KI’s trains are fired by propane and not coal, they are authentic steam engines with 400-gallon boilers on each train.
Each engine pulls six coaches for a maximum capacity of 960 guests on any given ride and more than 5,000 each hour, according to park officials.