Hollywood in the Piney Woods
Texas State Railroad is embedded into American western culture. Having been featured in 16 movies, 7 TV series and special productions; 3 documentaries, 3 commercials, and 3 music videos have all been filmed here. The Great Debaters starring Denzel Washington, O Brother, Where Art Thou? with George Clooney and John Goodman, and Rough Riders featuring Tom Berenger and Sam Elliot. NBC also filmed their popular TV Show Revolution at the trains midway point.
Originally installed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the depot’s movie theatre features a short film on the history of the communities, rail line, locomotives and running stock that make up the train consist. During select evenings when the campground is operable, movies filmed on location on the Texas State Railroad are presented.