Texas State Railroad
Palestine, TX 75801
From the moment your party steps on-board one of our handsomely refurbished train cars, they’ll feel like they’ve been transported to a simpler, more leisurely time where the distractions and of our modern world suddenly disappear. Breathe deep, enjoy a drink and relax as you lose yourself on a round-trip, four-hour, 25-mile rail journey through the Piney Woods of East Texas where history is just part of the journey. And, the best news? Our horsepower won’t give you saddle sores.
ABOARD THE TRAIN
Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. The ride includes comfortable seating, food and adult beverage service, and historic narration on a rail journey that whisks you back into another century.
AT THE DEPOT
Whether departing from Palestine or Rusk, you will enjoy the historic surroundings and learn about the communities that built the railroad. Both depots have interesting storyboards and displays about the rise of railroading in East Texas. The gift shops have memorabilia, clothing and gifts exclusive to Texas State Railroad.
ON THE RAILS
Plan to leave your mobile and gaming devices behind. Sit next to someone you love and someone who loves you. Enjoy the comradery, the friendship, the closeness that can only happen on a train … and encounter a little time travel along the way.
HOLLYWOOD IN THE PINES
Texas State Railroad is embedded in American moving picture culture, having been featured in over 30 big-screen movies, television series, special productions, documentaries, commercials and songs.
CAMPGROUND AT RUSK DEPOT
Nestled in the Piney Woods near Rusk, the campground offers the exclusive experience of staying onsite at a historic railroad. Camper have access to depot amenities which include dining, gift shop and movie theater.