Silver Dollar City’s Frisco Silver Dollar steam train derailed Wednesday evening, sending six guests and one employee to the hospital, though reportedly without causing severe injuries.
Video of the derailed train shared by guests and local media shows at least four train cars off the track, with two resting on their sides.
Here’s the video of the train derailment at Silver Dollar City today, courtesy Gary Eldridge. Still working to learn more about the 7 injuries (🙏🙏🙏). All the info we have is here… https://t.co/wHsmEAxvaA pic.twitter.com/eeP2QYztab
— Darby Bybee (@4029Darby) October 27, 2022
Another video from an unnamed guest shows the derailed train from a different angle.
SILVER DOLLAR CITY INCIDENT: Here’s video from a passenger of the Frisco Silver Dollar Line. She tells me the car she was in was the first to tip over. We have a crew on scene and are working to learn more. pic.twitter.com/COfz0noSUG
— Bailey Strohl KOLR 10 (@baileystrohlTV) October 27, 2022
One couple on the train, Adam and Jamie Swenka of Springfield, Missouri, said in a Facebook post that the accident occurred about one-quarter of the way into the 1.6-mile ride. OzarksFirst.com reported that no one on board had life-threatening injuries.
Silver Dollar City said in a statement confirming the accident, “At this time, we are wholeheartedly focused on providing support for guests and team members in partnership with Stone County first responders.”
The Frisco Silver Dollar Line train opened in 1962 and is the oldest ride still in operation at the Branson, Missouri park.