Schedule & Fares

 

Please call 1-877-726-7245 for reservations.
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Until further notice, the Texas State Railroad will be running diesel engines only on its Piney Woods Excursions. We are working hard to get our historic steam engines up and running again as soon as possible. Stay tuned to this web site and our Facebook page for updates.

 

Please call our reservation office if you experience any problems while booking your tickets online.

 

 

Celebrate the spirit of Texas with a train ride at the Texas State Railroad.

 

Piney Woods Train Excursions 

 


Roundtrip excursions with one of our historic engines depart from the Palestine and Rusk depots at 11:00am and return at 3:30pm. The trip is 1 ½ hours each way with 1 ½ hours lunch layover at the opposite depot for a total 4 ½ hour experience. Box lunches are available for pre-order, or you may bring your own lunch. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase in the concession car.

 

March 1 – May 25 & August 9 – September 28
Saturdays & Sundays

Departing the Rusk Depot 11:00 am
Departing the Palestine Depot 11:00 am 

 

March 11-14 Tuesday – Friday & March 19 – 21
Wednesday – Friday

Departing the Rusk Depot 11:00 am
Departing the Palestine Depot 11:00 am

 

May 30 – August 1 & October 3 – November 9
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Departing the Rusk Depot 11:00 am
Departing the Palestine Depot 11:00 am 

 

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Train Tickets

Please call 1-877-726-7245 for reservations.

 

The below fares are for Excursions departing from the Palestine & Rusk Depots. Children under 2 ride free.

Children under 18 must be seated with an adult in the same party at all times. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult when passing between cars.


Click here for special event ticket prices.

 

Premium Seating
Description

Adult
ages 13 and Older

Senior
ages 65 and Older

Child

ages 2-12

Lone Star Class
Adult Only Car
  • Adults 18 years & older
  • Personal Car Attendant
  • Climate-controlled table seating (tables seat 4)
  • Beverage & Snack Service
  • Includes a box lunch
 $75.00
*This car is for adults 18 & over only
$65.00 n/a
Lone Star Class
Family Car
  • Great for all ages!
  • Personal Car Attendant
  • Climate-controlled table seating (tables seat 4)
  • Beverage & Snack Service
  • ADA Accessible
  • Includes a box lunch

$75.00

$65.00 $40.00
Please note: Tables seat four individuals. Options to sit at private table may be possible for an additional cost by calling the reservations office, based on availability. Please let us know if you require more than normal seating space.
Standard Seating
Description

Adult
ages 13 and Older

Senior
ages 65 and Older

Child

ages 2-12

Coach
  • Traditional upholstered seating
  • Enclosed car with windows that open
    & close
  • Concessions
$32.00 $28.00 $20.00
Open Air
  • Bench-style seating
  • Enclosed car with open windows
  • Concessions
$32.00 $28.00 $20.00
Engine Cab Ride

Until further notice, the
Engine Cab Ride in our
steam engine is unavailable.

 

Learn first-hand what it is like to take a ride in our engine! It is an amazing experience to ride with the engineer & fireman!
Cab riders must be 18 years or older and are required to wear closed-toed shoes. You will receive goggles, gloves, and ear plugs for your one-way journey. Ticket includes a return trip in premium or standard seating with your friends or family. Round trip journeys are available as well.

 

Cab Riders Rules & Regulations

 

Want to buy a Cab Ride as a gift for someone? Purchase a Cab Ride gift voucher from one of our reservation agents. It is a perfect gift for train enthusiasts!

$225 One-way

$325 Round-trip

 

 

Lunches

 

Guests can now choose to bring their own lunch or select from the menu below, for an additional charge above the ticket price.  

        

     

$10 per lunch
$10 per lunch when purchasing Standard class tickets, included with purchase of Lone Star Premium Class tickets.

Chicken Salad – Our own signature salad/sandwich.  Fresh, East Texas farm-raised chickens have been roasted and combined with crushed pineapple, red grapes and locally grown East Texas pecans.  Served on a buttery croissant, baked fresh at Bon Appétit.  Dinner is complemented with a fresh fruit salad and a big soft cookie.

Pimento Cheese – Our chef’s secret recipe for the best pimento cheese ever, with just the right hint of jalapeno!  Served on thick marble rye bread, a delightful swirl of pumpernickel and rye.  This Deep East Texas comfort food is complemented with a fresh fruit salad and a big soft cookie.

Deli Sandwich – Freshly baked white or wheat bolillo rolls, loaded with ham, turkey, provolone and American cheese.  Locally grown tomatoes and fresh leaf lettuce complete this hearty sandwich.  Dinner is complemented with a fresh fruit salad and a big soft cookie.

TSRR Quiche – Created especially for TSRR, this quiche is full of fresh, local East Texas garden vegetables and farm-fresh eggs, paired with diced ham, cheese and asparagus in a freshly-baked pie shell.  Served with romaine, mandarin orange salad, full of fresh romaine hearts, sweet mandarin oranges, kiwi and toasted almonds, with a wonderful poppyseed dressing, an individual apple pie, and a freshly baked roll.

PB&J – For the kids….or the young at heart….peanut butter and jelly!  Made with creamy peanut butter, grape jelly (strawberry on request) on potato bread.  Served with potato chips, a fruit cup, Fruit Roll-up, a big soft cookie and a pickle.

Triple Salad – Our most popular salad. A large garden salad made with green leaf, romaine, fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce, with chopped carrots, chopped red cabbage, tomato wedges, cucumber slices and black olives. In the center of the salad is a large scoop of our homemade chicken salad, made with red grapes, pineapple and walnuts, as well as a smaller scoop of our homemade pimiento cheese, which has just a hint of jalapeno. Served with salad dressings – Homemade Ranch, Italian, French, Balsamic Vinegar, Raspberry-Walnut Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, 1000 Island, Homemade Poppy seed and Blue Cheese, and homemade Panini breadsticks.

Mandarin Orange-Kiwi Salad w/ Poppy Seed Dressing – A larger version of the same salad offered in the quiche meals. Mandarin oranges, kiwi slices, chopped celery and sliced almonds on top of a generous portion of romaine and green leaf lettuce. Served with our homemade poppy seed dressing and Panini breadsticks.

Chef Salad – A large garden salad made with green leaf, romaine, fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce, with chopped carrots, chopped red cabbage, tomato wedges, cucumber slices, boiled egg wedges and black olives. In the center of the salad is chopped ham and turkey, topped with shredded cheddar-Monterey jack cheese. Served with salad dressings – Homemade Ranch, Italian, French, Balsamic Vinegar, Raspberry-Walnut Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, 1000 Island, Homemade Poppy seed and Blue Cheese, and homemade Panini breadsticks.

 

 

Please Note: Lunches are not available for sale the day of trip. Please pre-order or bring a picnic lunch.

 

 

 

Season Pass

 

Season Pass 2013Texas State Railroad Season Pass is now available! Visit the Texas State Railroad as much as you want at a great discount!
A Season pass is valid for one year from the date of purchase on advanced reservations on any train excursion in coach or open air seating, based on availability.

The season pass is valid on Piney Woods Excursions. A season pass is not valid on dinner trains, photo excursions, special events or lunches. The cost of a season pass is a regular priced excursion or special event ticket plus $35 for ages 2 & over.
Season pass holders can upgrade to the Lone Star Class Adult Only or Family Car! Upgrades are $43.00 for Adults, $20.00 for Children, and $37.00 for Seniors per train ride.

 

Season pass holders will also receive the following benefits:

  • 15% Discount on: TSRR Dinner Trains, Photo Excursions, & special events excluding The Polar Express Train Ride.
  • 10% Discount on: Retail Purchases in the TSRR Gift Shops on purchases of $25 or more.
  • 10% Discount on: Camping at TSRR RV Park & Campgrounds

Purchase your season pass today when you book your reservation online or by calling our reservation office at 1-877-726-7245.

 

 

 

Discounts

 

Discounts do not apply to special events - only valid on regular train excursions.

 

At this time, the following discounts may be applied only when booking your reservations by phone; they will not be applied after purchase. Please call reservations toll-free at 1-877-726-7245.

 

 

Local Appreciation - Residents who live in the following counties: Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Freestone, Henderson, Houston, Leon, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Rusk, & Smith, will receive $10 off any Lone Star Class or Standard Class ticket. August 2013- September 2013 for Piney Woods Excursions. ID with proof of address will be required.

Military Discount* - FREE train ride for active military personnel (with identification). 10% discount for Veterans in Standard Class with the ability to upgrade to Lone Star for a fee.

 

 

Discount Cards Accepted:

Please check with your reservation agent for details.

 

              

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