• Texas State Railroad Steam Train

Please note: If your party includes a wheelchair, or is in need of any preboarding assistance, please call us at 855-632-7729.  We want to ensure your experience in boarding is quick and efficient. 

Texas State RailroadJourney

Aboard The Train

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.

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Texas State Railroad Steam Train

At The Depot

Whether departing from Palestine or Rusk, you will enjoy the historic surroundings and learn about the communities that built the railroad. Both depots have interesting storyboards and displays about the rise of railroading in East Texas. The gift shops have memorabilia, clothing and gifts exclusive to Texas State Railroad.

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On The Rails

Plan to leave your mobile and gaming devices behind. Sit next to someone you love and someone who loves you. Enjoy the comradery, the friendship, the closeness that can only happen on a train … and encounter a little time travel along the way.

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Movies filmed Piney Woods East Texas

Hollywood in the Pines

Texas State Railroad is embedded in American moving picture culture, having been featured in over 30 big-screen movies, television series, special productions, documentaries, commercials and songs.

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Campground at Rusk Depot

Nestled in the Piney Woods near Rusk, the campground offers the exclusive experience of staying onsite at a historic railroad. Camper have access to depot amenities which include dining, gift shop and movie theater.

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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.