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3rd Annual Dogwood Special Brunch Train Set for March 26!

Dogwood Train

Palestine, Texas- Preparations are underway for the Texas State Railroad’s third annual Dogwood Special Brunch Train.

Set for Saturday, March 26, the train will depart from the Palestine Depot at 10am and return around 1pm.

The four-course meal includes fresh-cut Pineapple, Honeydew and Cantaloupe on a skewer topped with sweet cream dip for the first course. For the second course guests have the option of either a Breakfast Croissant with scrambled eggs, Black Forest Ham and sliced Swiss cheese or a Breakfast Morning Quiche with Italian Sausage. The third course is a Maple Brown Sugar Pecan Pastry. The fourth course is comprised of fresh apple slices, assorted grapes and cheddar cheese with assorted crackers.

Drinks include gourmet regular and decaf coffee, tender leaf sweet and unsweet iced tea and iced water. Beer, wine, Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, (both alcohol and virgin options,) are available for purchase.

The highlight of the train ride is the viewing of the dogwoods blooming profusely in their native wooded habitat throughout the East Texas Forest Country.

For more information, go to or follow the Texas State Railroad on Facebook. Tickets are $80 each and can be booked online or by calling 903-683-3098. Reservations must be made by 5pm on Wednesday, March 23.


About Iowa Pacific Holdings

Iowa Pacific Passenger Rails is a family of freight and passenger railroads across the United States that offers scenic excursions and unique rail experiences to passengers as well as a variety of freight services. With operations in Hood River, OR (Mount Hood Railroad), Alamosa, CO (Rio Grande Scenic Railroad), Palestine & Rusk, Texas (The Texas State Railroad) and Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga & North Creek Railway), Iowa Pacific has one of the largest fleets of classic American rail cars in the country.

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