Wines in the Pines
May 7th and July 9th

 Wines in the Pines

Join us on our adult only “Wines in the Pines” excursion train where we will journey through the Piney Woods of East Texas while sampling the fine wines of Red 55 Winery, located in Lindale, TX.   Red 55 Winery is the signature winery of the Texas State Railroad.   

As we begin our 4 hour round-trip journey from the Palestine, TX Railroad Depot, you will sample the award winning vintage of Red 55 and savor select appetizers specifically paired to compliment each wine.   We will make our way to the Rusk, TX Railroad Depot, guided by the moonlight, where we will stop and have dinner under the stars. 

The return excursion, featuring a final vintage and dessert, allows ample time for all wine lovers to savor a full serving of their favorite blend, comparing notes and sharing stories with friends and loved ones.

This special event is offered in either First Class, the Upper Dome Car, Presidential or even the privately-chartered Caboose. 

All wines sampled as well as other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options will be available for purchase. Each ticket holder will also receive a Texas State Railroad  wine glass as a memento from your evening with us!  This is a popular event so book early!

The “Wines in the Pines” train  promptly departs the Palestine, TX Rail Depot at 6:00pm and is approximately 4 hours in duration, inclusive of our stop at the Rusk, TX Rail Depot.  

Menu will be announced closer to the event date on our social media platforms and website.

Anyone consuming alcohol aboard Texas State Railroad must be 21 years or older.

2021 Schedule

Departing at 6:00 p.m.   

May 7th 

July 9th




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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.