Dogwood Lunch Train:
March 23 & April 6, 2024 | 11:00 AM
The luminous white dogwoods and pink redbud blooms will light up the East Texas woods as the radiant blossoms and Piney Woods scenery pass by your window. We will offer five different seating classes on this excursion. Guests in each class on the Dogwood Lunch Train will be served complimentary appetizers onboard, with some classes also receiving a complimentary champagne/cider toast upon departure. A variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Lunch will be served on the grounds of our Rusk TX Rail Depot and is included in your ticket price. Our annual Dogwood Lunch Train has been a tradition for many and a popular excursion.
This is NOT a steam event. Tickets available online at Texas State RailroadEaster Lunch Train:
March 30, 2024 | 11:00 AM
Guests in each class on the Easter Lunch Train will be served complimentary appetizers onboard, along with a
complimentary champagne/cider toast upon departure. A variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Piney Woods Express Diesel- Texas State Railroad:
Once at our Rusk Depot, we will de-board and have a savory catered lunch on the Depot grounds by the lake. This is a 4-hour, ROUND-TRIP excursion and restrooms are available aboard the train. This is not a steam event. Tickets available online at Texas State Railroad
March 9,13, 22, 29, & April 5th | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
A diesel locomotive pulls the vintage 1920’s passenger cars on this four-hour round-trip train adventure departing from Palestine, with an hour layover at the Rusk depot. Passengers enjoy a journey through the Piney Woods and 135 years of history. The trip includes comfortable seating, food and adult beverage service, and historic narration on a rail journey. All seats have views along the Piney Woods route. ADA coaches are available. 855-632 7729 Tickets available online at Texas State Railroad
Piney Woods Express Steam
March 14th, 15th, & 16th | 11 AM - 3 PM
Love nostalgic steam locomotives? We hope you will make plans to join us on March 16th for our Steam Weekend Season Opener!! Don't miss this opportunity to ride behind the magnificent locomotives of yesteryear and get up close and personal with these giants!
It is always a fun time and a great opportunity to bring the kids out for an educational and inspiring experience!
The roundtrip leaves from the Palestine, TX Rail Depot and goes to the Rusk, TX Rail Depot where we stop for lunch before our return trip to Palestine. This is a 4-hour excursion including a 1 ½ hour stop at our Rusk depot where you can enjoy lunch from our Railcar Café.
We offer many seating and pricing options. Restrooms are available on board and we do have an ADA Compliant coach. 855-632 7729 Tickets available online at Texas State Railroad