All train rides currently depart from the PALESTINE, TX train depot.
From August 22 through October 26 the train departs from the Rusk, TX train depot.
Enjoy the historic surroundings, learn about the communities that built the railroad; grab a delicious bite to eat with friends or family, and stop by the gift shop. The depot is where the fun starts.At The Depot
Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. The ride includes comfortable seating, food and adult beverage service and historic narration on a rail journey that whisks you back into another century.Aboard The Train
There is never enough time with family or close friends that is why this rail journey makes time stand still. Experience it today!On The Rails
From the moment your party steps on-board one of our handsomely refurbished train cars, they’ll feel like they’ve been transported to a simpler, more leisurely time where the distractions and of our modern world suddenly disappear. Breathe deep, enjoy a drink and relax as you lose yourself on a round-trip, four-hour, 25-mile rail journey through the Piney Woods of East Texas where history is just part of the journey. And, the best news? Our horsepower won’t give you saddle sores.
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.
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!