Category: Texas State Railroad

Come Witness The Maydelle Turntable Runs

Maydelle Turntable
If you’re interested in railroad history, you’re probably familiar with a railway turntable. This device turns locomotives, so they can return to their previous destinations. These days, trains are often bi-directional, allowing them to be operated from either end, so the locomotives don’t have to be turned around. That doesn’t... [read more]

Dogwood Days Brunch Train

Dogwood Day Brunch Train
Are you ready for springtime in East Texas? The last bit of cold weather can feel like it's dragging on. There's something special you can look forward to when warmer days are here. You can experience the beautiful dogwoods of East Texas in a whole new way with the Dogwood... [read more]

Get To Know The Texas State Railroad

Texas State Railroad
All aboard! It’s time to take a trip back in time on the Texas State Railroad. Once you hop aboard, you’ll go on a 50-mile round trip to the depot in Rusk and back again. This trip is like no other you’ll ever experience, so book your trip and go... [read more]

Book Your Ride On The Polar Express

Polar Express
Delighting the young and the young at heart, the Texas State Railroad is bringing the magic of a favorite Christmas story to life with its Polar Express train excursions. Book your ticket, gather your family (pajamas are encouraged!), and climb aboard for a joy-filled journey to the North Pole. What to... [read more]

Check Out These Palestine Family Attractions

Family Attractions
Are you in need of a little family fun? You want to spend some time with the entire crew, but you aren’t sure what to do. You could just go to a movie or play outside in the backyard, but you want a little more out of your family time.... [read more]

Polar Express at the Texas State Railroad

The Polar Express
Do you know any good little boys and girls who deserve to go to the North Pole? If so, get them a ticket for the Polar Express. The Texas State Railroad is running special trips to the North Pole from Nov. 11–Dec. 27. Trains depart in the afternoon and evening,... [read more]

Pineywoods Autumn Trail: Athens to Palestine

Pineywoods Autumn Trail
The Pineywoods Autumn Trail runs from Athens to Palestine and consists of 145 miles of gorgeous scenic driving. The Palestine Visitor Center and the City of Athens Department of Tourism partnered for this trail, and people are encouraged to get in their vehicles and drive along it. You’ll be treated... [read more]

All Aboard the Polar Express in Palestine

Polar Express in Palestine
All aboard! It’s that time of year again. You know, when the Christmas lights start coming down from the attic and little boys and girls mail their lists off to Santa Claus. That means it’s also time for the Polar Express. The Texas State Railroad is shipping boys, girls, and... [read more]

Weekend Activities in Palestine

Looking for a fun event in Palestine this weekend? We've got options. Check out these upcoming events and activities you won't want to miss! Friday, August 25th Live Music at Bishop's Brisket House Enjoy your meal while listening to live music at Bishop's Brisket House! Entrees include: ribs, brisket, turkey, sausage, ham and... [read more]