Take A Train Ride In The Pineywoods
Palestine/Rusk/Jefferson- I hear the train a-comin’ in East Texas! The Texas State Railroad was established in 1881, and is deeply rooted in East Texas’ history, and continues to provide locals and tourist with entertainment.
Take a train ride back in time through the Pineywoods at one of the Texas State Railroad Parks, in Palestine or Rusk. This historic railroad offers steam or diesel excursions full of family fun, or book a dinner on the railroad. The train ride travels approximately 25 miles through the hardwood creek bottoms and Pineywoods of East Texas. For more information about upcoming excursions visit the Texas State Railroad website!
In Northeast Texas Jefferson offers a variety of narrated tours on the Historic Jefferson Railway. Take a 40-minute trip on Old Engine #7 through the Pineywoods along the Big Cypress Bayou. Take a ghost tour on the railway or a seasonal tour of lights on the Historic Jefferson Railway. For more information about the Historic Jefferson Railway visit their website today and plan your train ride!