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Book Your Magical Journey Aboard The Authentic Polar Express!

All Trains Depart Palestine, TX To The North Pole Starting Nov. 16th Through Dec. 28th


Latest Rider Experiences

Good Job!

I just wanted to say John Michael was on my car of the train and he made this the most wonderful experience ever! I absolutely loved it! My parents made me and my boyfriend come (we are 20 and well over the age limit lol) but he was so fun and made the whole atmosphere perfect! I just want to say that him and the 3 other lady’s on train 42 were amazing and wanted to pass along this. I read the reviews before and how horrible the service was and how they don’t care… well that is very untrue! Great experience all the way around! I will be back next year with my nephews to enjoy this experience! Good job

Margaret Fazio

From Beaumont, TX on 12/02/18

Mother/Son trip

This was a Mother/Son trip and we really did enjoy it, it was Amazing! We rode in the Presidential car and was very nice and so was all of the staff even the Conducter was friendly! We loved both depot’s and the lunch and snacks were great. We can’t stop talking about our experience and can’t wait to come back to ride in New Presidential car and bring friends with us! Thanks so much for your awesome service and outstanding hospitality, it was a blessing to us!!!

Sharra Allen

From Waco, Texas on 08/18/18


We rode the steam train to Palestine yesterday and had a wonderful time. We were lucky enough to have Ms. Joyce as our train car host. She danced with my son and made our experience wonderful. The two train engineers and conductor were super friendly and answered all the questions my son had. Thank you TSR for a wonderful trip!

Brittani Nevarez


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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.