Piney Woods Dinner Train

All Aboard!

Piney Woods Evening Dinner Excursion – Texas State Railroad invites you to join us for our evening roundtrip train excursion through the Piney Woods of East Texas.   This excursion departs the Palestine Rail Depot promptly at 6:30 pm.  We will traverse the tracks enjoying the evening hours on our 1 hour and 20-minute journey to the Rusk Depot.   Once at Rusk, we will be treated to a savory catered dinner served on the beautiful grounds of the depot by the lake.

On our return trip, relax and enjoy conversation with your party or take the time to meet others along for the ride.   Enjoy a coffee, or drink from our concession as your train attendant provides wait service or visit the concession car on your own.  This unique adventure is a great getaway from the normal routine!

Several seating options and rates are available for this excursion.   Included in the rates for this event are a champagne or cider toast, freshly prepared appetizers, dinner and dessert with iced tea or water.  For clarification, appetizers will be enjoyed on the train ride over to Rusk however, dinner and dessert will be served on the grounds at our Rusk Depot.

Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase on the train and at the Rusk Depot.

This is an ADULT-ONLY event.

An ADA-compliant coach is available but must be reserved directly through our Reservations Desk.

This is NOT a steam event.

I have ridden on it twice. Take a ride into the past. A slow relaxing ride through some pleasant countryside.

Mike D.

I had the time of my life riding in this vintage train...it was my birthday gift from my children...it had been one of my bucket list wishes...

Margaret W.