In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

In the heart of East Texas, there’s a pack of vintage steam and diesel locomotives ready to take you, a loved one, or your entire family through a wonderful Piney Woods Route. The Texas State Railroad is a train tour like you’ve never experienced.

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday a historic train departs from either the Rusk or Palestine for a 4-hour, round-trip adventure. From the moment you step on board one of these historic trains, you will be taken back in time. The railroad offers seats ranging from open-air benches in coach to over-sized seats in presidential class. There’s also an option to rent the entire caboose for a party, or ride along in the steam engine between the engineer and the brakeman.

Beginning to end, the Texas State Railroad takes care of your every need. Being able to ride along the train tracks in a vintage train is an experience in itself, but when you pair it with a gourmet meal, drinks and a friendly staff, the experience becomes unforgettable.

The Texas State Railroad also offers a variety of specialty rides throughout the year, including all major holidays. Click for the train schedule, to book your excursion or for directions.

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