All Aboard the Texas State Railroad
In the heart of East Texas, there’s a pack of vintage steam and diesel locomotives ready to take you across a Piney Woods Route between Palestine and Rusk on a 50-mile round trip adventure. Since the 1970’s, the Texas State Railroad has provided a unique experience nestled within East Texas that’s fun for the entire family, a date night, or just a chance to sit back and relax.
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The entire trip takes around 4 hours as you travel round trip from one depot to the other. 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. The train fare varies depending on where you’d like to sit.
For a list of featured events through the Texas State Railroad, click here.