The Texas State Railroad will be running a Steam Engine on its Piney Woods Steam Excursions out of Palestine, and a diesel on its Piney Woods Train Excursions departing from Rusk. Stay tuned to this web site and our Facebook page for updates.


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The Texas State Railroad,
established in 1881,
is truly a “Texas Treasure!”

Take a relaxing train ride through the pineywoods of East Texas, enjoy fun special events with your family, or experience an evening dinner train!

This historic railroad offers train excursions that travel 25 miles through the scenic piney woods and hardwood creek bottoms of East Texas amidst a backdrop of rolling hills, nature and wildlife.

Passengers board excursion trains at the beautiful Victorian-style depots in Palestine andRusk, where southern hospitality is the norm. Perfect trip for friends, families, groups, schools, and more!


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