Texas State Railroad’s 2021 season kicks off in March with roundtrip runs from Palestine to Rusk.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard The Official Railroad of Texas!
Palestine Diesel Roundtrip – Maydelle TurnTable Roundtrip – Dogwood Brunch Train – Easter Egg Run – Pints in the Pines – Wines in the Pines – The Polar Express and more.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERN, WHETHER ABOUT YOUR WILLINGNESS/ABILITY TO WEAR YOUR MASK AT ALL TIMES, OR THE ABILITY OF YOUR FELLOW PASSENGERS TO WEAR THEIRS, PLEASE CHOOSE A FUTURE DATE.
Texas State Railroad is committed to doing all that it can to maintain the health and safety of our guests and team members.
We will do our part to keep you safe, but we can’t do it alone. Guests of Texas State Railroad are invitees to private property and, as such, are required to follow all Texas State Railroad policies. These policies have been reviewed and approved by local government officials and are key to everyone having a safe and enjoyable experience.
For the safety of you and your fellow passengers here are 9 simple practices we ask you to consider prior to your train ride:
1. If you feel sick, please stay home – we will reschedule your reservation for when you feel 100%.
2. In accordance with the request of our local government, customers are required to wear masks.
3. We are asking that only person from each party pick up tickets at the reservation counter.
4. Prior to entering the depot to pick up tickets or purchase lunch, we will be taking temperatures. If you have a temperature over 100.4 degrees, we will be happy to refund you and your group and schedule your party to ride another day.
5. Please cover your mouth to cough and turn away from other individuals.
6. Wash your hands often.
7. Use provided sanitizer.
8. Respect the space of others and make every attempt to social distance.
9. Throw all trash into provided receptacles.
Disclaimer – In boarding Texas State Railroad you understand the hazards of Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) and acknowledge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidelines regarding COVID-19. You further acknowledge and understand that the circumstances regarding COVID-19 are changing from day to day and that, accordingly, the CDC guidelines are regularly modified and updated and accept full responsibility for familiarizing yourself with the most recent updates and are fully complying with such guidelines.
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!