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Drink Champagne in the Presidential Car On the Texas State Railroad

All aboard! Hop aboard the Texas State Railroad, the official railroad of Texas. One step onto the steam engine and you'll be transported back to the height of the 1920s. A four-hour journey through the Piney Woods of East Texas, the rail journey is a train excursion made for the whole family.

The Texas State Railroad is a Foodie Getaway

Texas State Railroad

Texas State Railroad

Start your round-trip train ride adventure at the Palestine Depot or Rusk Depot. The Rusk Train depot is where the Texas State Railroad began and features gift shops and The Mail Car Cafe.

The Mail Car Cafe serves up favorites such as black bean burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken salad, and sweet tea to wet your whistle.

Is riding and dining more your style? The railroad offers select events throughout the year such as The Dogwood Lunch Train, Wines in the Pines, and The Speakeasy Special which all include food and drinks.

All Aboard the Texas State Railroad

Texas State Railroad

Texas State Railroad

With seven different comfortable seating options to choose from, there's bound to be something for everyone.

Train Cars to Choose From:

First Class

Comfortable upholstered benches or chairs at tabletops for four, with table service by friendly and knowledgeable attendants. One non-alcoholic beverage is included with light snacks.

Presidential Car #1511

This adult-only car features comfortable seats, intimate table service, large picture windows, and access to a private outdoor-viewing platform. Champagne and appetizers are included.

Presidential Car #42

Family-friendy, this car includes comfortable couches or two-top tables and chairs, intimate table service, and large picture windows. Champagne and sparkling cider are included along with family-friendly snacks.


Catered to one party of 8 or fewer, the caboose features comfortable, plush over-sized seats, cupola seating for a birds-eye view, and private outdoor-viewing platforms, along with a private valet who pours champagne and serves freshly prepared appetizers.

Open-Air Coach

Rough it with vintage wooden bench seats in cars with no windows. Feel that sweet Texas air!

Locomotive Ride Along

Start the day dressed in complimentary TSR safety gear, ready to assist the engineer and conductor in preparing for departure. You'll get to sit in-between the engineer and conductor for a trip of a lifetime.

Sky High Observation Dome

Seats up to 66 people, this car features soft leather seats with convenient tables. Sip on complimentary Champagne along with freshly-prepared appetizers.

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