Texas State Railroad Continues to Roll!

Texas State Railroad Continues to Roll!

Rusk/Palestine- Al Harper, owner of AHR and the Texas State Railroad said, “I absolutely love the Texas State Railroad. I love the people, the parks, facilities, and its history. Based on my faith and loyalty to the railroad and expectation for assistance from the Texas State Railroad Authority and cities of Rusk and Palestine, we will continue to operate the railroad through the 2012 season.”

The official Railroad of the State of Texas is the outstanding venue for Steam Locomotive Passenger Trains in Texas. Steam excursions in restored 1920s coaches through the Piney Woods feature Lone Star Class premium service, the Palestine Rangers “robbing” passengers for charity, and rescue by the Lone Ranger! Texas State railroad dinner trains and special events allow passengers of all ages to contribute to the preservation of our railroad heritage and share in the fun and reminiscence of East Texas history! American Heritage Railways is committed to operating and preserving the Texas State Railroad, a Texas Treasure.

The next Steam Excursion departs Saturday, February 25th at 11am. Lone Star Class is $79 for Adults and $45 for Children, seated 4 to a table. Coach and Open Air seating is $56 for Adults and $38 for Children. Book a Steam Locomotive cab ride for $225 one way with Lone Star return. (All fares subject to a 5% Historic Preservation Fee.)

The Texas State Railroad is the Official Railroad of Texas and is truly “A Texas Treasure!” This historic tourist railroad offers steam and diesel train excursions through the scenic piney woods of East Texas and depart out of both Palestine and Rusk, Texas. Special events are held throughout the year. Visit for more information and call 800-987-2461 for tickets.

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