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At The Depot
At The Depot

Enjoy the historic surroundings, learn about the Piney Woods area railroad history, grab a delicious bite to eat with friends, or stop by the gift shop. The Rusk and Palenstine Depots are where the fun starts.

At The Depot
Aboard The Train
Aboard The Train

Tradition meets comfort and adventure with friends or the whole family. Our train tour offers food & alcohol service, and the ability to see places inaccessible without the train.

Aboard The Train
On The Rails
On The Rails

Plush woods, majestic lakes, wildflowers, deer and other wildlife viewing in one of the world's most beautiful countrysides. Experience the fun today!

On The Rails
The Official Railroad of Texas
  • 4 Hour Train Adventure

    From the moment you step foot on one of our meticulously refurbished train cars your entire party will feel like you’ve been transported to a simpler, more leisurely time before all the distractions and annoyances of our modern world. Breathe deep, order a drink and relax as you glide along on a four-hour, 25 mile journey through the Piney Woods of East Texas while still enjoying modern creature comforts like climate control, comfortable seating and thoughtful decor.

  • Texas Tourism Family Fun

    Vintage steam and diesel locomotives take passengers across the celebrated rails of the Piney Woods Route between the quaint East Texas towns of Palestine and Rusk on a 50-mile roundtrip adventure.

     

  • Events & Adventures in Piney Woods

    As if our daily trips through Piney Woods weren’t fun enough, our special events really make for an experience your friends and family won’t soon forget. In fact, our events sell out regularly and many of our guests are return visitors from all over the world. After you experience Texas State Railroad first hand you’ll wonder why you ever settled for a chocolate, wine or a beer festival on solid ground! Don’t miss out on the fun, check out our events page today!

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