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Advanced Reservations Required

Ride Alongside the Engineer


Savor the day with a diesel or steam engine ride-along where you’ll be seated between the engineer and conductor inside the cab of one of the Railroad’s classic “Old Girls.” You’ll start the day dressed in complimentary TSR safety gear, ready to assist the engineer and conductor in preparing for departure. When you return, you’ll receive a photograph of you and the crew along with a “Certificate of Completion,” numbered and signed by the General Manager, to commemorate the perfect day.
CAMERA USE – Due to the safety-sensitive nature of the operating crews’ responsibilities, the use of any type of electronic device, including cell phones, is prohibited while the train is in motion. Pictures may be taken only when the train is stopped and the engineer has given permission for use. All cab guests must follow crew instructions.
Advance reservations and a background check are required and some clothing restrictions apply.
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Because of special, incidental or consequential situations that may be out of our control, Texas State Railroad reserves the right to adjust our operation between the date of your booking and the day of departure. These changes could include (but not be limited to): locomotive power for the day, passenger car assignments, layover and/or meal time during the four-hour ride and departure and/or arrival times. Thanking you in advance for your consideration.