Schedule & Fares

 

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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.

 

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 


 


New dining class available: Streamliner Diner w/ lunch service. Learn more.

 


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.

 

One-way & Halfway train rides are also available.  Ask your reservations agent for details

 

March 6 - May 29
Saturdays Only

Departing the Rusk Depot 11:00 a.m.
Fridays & Saturdays
Departing the Palestine Depot 11:00 a.m.

March 9-13 Monday - Friday & March 17-20
Tuesday - Friday

Departing the Rusk Depot 11:00 a.m.
Departing the Palestine Depot 11:00 a.m.

June 4 - July 30
Saturdays Only

Departing the Rusk Depot 11:00 a.m.
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Departing the Palestine Depot 11:00 a.m.

August 1 - September 25
Saturdays Only

Departing the Rusk Depot 11:00 a.m.
Fridays & Saturdays
Departing the Palestine Depot 11:00 a.m.

October 2 - October 31
Fridays & Saturdays

Departing Palestine Only
Departing the Palestine Depot 11:00 a.m.

November 6- 7
Saturday

Departing the Rusk Depot 11:00 a.m.
Friday & Saturday
Departing the Palestine Depot 11:00 a.m.

 

 

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


 

 

 

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.

 

Streamliner Diner - Learn More
  Description

Adults and Children

Streamliner Diner Class
  • Fridays & Saturdays (starting in June) Palestine Depot Only
  • Departure time: 11am
  • Return time: 3:30pm
  • Price - $90 inclusive of rail trip and lunch

$90.00

Premium Seating
Description

Adult
ages 13 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
 $65.00
*This car is for adults 18 & over only
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

$65.00

$40.00
Please note: Tables seat four individuals. Guests must purchase four tickets to have a guarantee of a private table.
Standard Seating
Description

Adult
ages 13 and Older

Child

ages 2-12

Coach
  • Traditional upholstered seating
  • Enclosed car with windows that open
    & close
  • Concessions
  • Coach is not climate controlled
$32.00 $20.00
Open Air
  • Bench-style seating
  • Enclosed car with open windows
  • Concessions
$32.00 $20.00
Engine Cab Ride

Engine Cab Rides are available on the Palestine Piney Woods Excursions only.

 

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.  

        

     

 

$8 - $12 lunches can be pre-ordered when making reservations for Piney Woods Excursion tickets.

Casey Jones - $12 - Smoked ham and cheddar cheese on a deli roll - comes with fresh lettuce and tomatoes on the side, fruit cup, chips and a cookie.

Steam Locomotive - $12 - Smoked turkey and Swiss cheese on a croissant - comes with fresh lettuce and tomatoes on the side, fruit cup, chips and a cookie.

Little Red Caboose - $8 - Peanut Butter and jelly on white bread - comes with fruit cup, chips and a cookie.

Pullman Car - $12 - A chef salad with smoked ham & turkey - comes with fruit cup, chips and a cookie.

Trolley Car - $12 - A vegetarian garden salad (basically a chef salad w/o the meat) - this salad is gluten free - comes with fruit cup, chips and a cookie.

Please Note: Lunches are not available for sale the day of trip.
Please pre-order or bring a picnic lunch.
Special Request and substitutions cannot be accommodated.

 

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 $33.00 for Adults and $20.00 for Children.

 

Season pass holders will also receive the following benefits:

  • 15% Discount on: TSRR Dinner Trains, Brunch 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.

 

Military Discount* - Active or Veteran military personnel (with identification) receive a free ticket for in Standard Class on the Piney Woods Excursion or 10% off the Streamliner Diner.

 

Discount Cards Accepted:

Please check with your reservation agent for details.

              AAA Discounts and Rewards

                 Trains Magazine

            Railroad Discount Card

               

 

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