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Second time, still wonderful

I took my husband on this for his 60th birthday. This is the second time we've ridden. Had a great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sugardevil
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Houston, TX
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Moved to Texas in 1978 & have since found it too far to travel to experience this historical RR... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Phil G
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Hockley, Texas
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An essential part of the Texas State Railroad journey is spending time at the Rusk and Palestine depot complexes prior to departure, at the turn-around and after the ride. Built during the middle of the last century, these edifices are every bit a...more
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789 Park Road 70, Palestine, TX 75801
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my husband on this for his 60th birthday. This is the second time we've ridden. Had a great time the first time, in the old-fashioned open air cars. This time I surprised him with the Presidential Class car. This review will be about...More

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TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are very proud of our staff, and their commitment to our passengers. There may be bumps along the way as we strive to perfect our food service and update the passengers cars, for that we apologize....More

Reviewed June 28, 2018

We had a great day riding the rails from Palestine to Rusk and back. We rode in an air conditioned coach on presidential class tickets. You can move about from car to car. They had a snack bar car and other cars (some not air...More

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TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to share your train experience. We love hearing from you.

Reviewed June 25, 2018

My wife and I traveled 459 miles from west Texas to ride this train... and the trip was definitely worth it. The beautiful scenery surrounding Palestine, Texas was complimented by the wonderful way we were welcomed by the staff at the Texas State Railroad depots...More

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TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Texas State Railroad is fortunate to have such a wonderful staff on board the train and at each depot. We will make sure they know about your kind words.

Reviewed June 14, 2018

Moved to Texas in 1978 & have since found it too far to travel to experience this historical RR. Finally after traveling back from Chicago with grandsons the wife & I decided to try it. What a wonderful experience. Engineer & Fireman were very friendly...More

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TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience aboard Texas State Railroad. We are sorry that the lunch experience was not as pleasant as it should have been. This is something is being addressed. We appreciate that you were able to share this with your "next generation."...More

Reviewed June 3, 2018

Having ridden steam trains across the US and other parts of the world, I would rate this experience an 8 out of 10. The air conditioning of first class was well appreciated and the first class 'attendant' was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Compared to many...More

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TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you for sharing. We appreciate that you chose to take our train ride. We will let you know when the museum extension is completed in Palestine so we can hopefully entice you to come back and check it out again.

Reviewed February 11, 2018

The train trip was awesome but it wasn't worth the extra money for the "chocolate lovers special". There was nothing special about what chocolate we did get and very little wine. Also not all seats are the leather seats and I was disappointed that we...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

I am a single father and wanted to bring my two little nuggets on the Polar Express the day after Christmas. Unfortunately, their website - and their policy - restricts folks from purchasing tickets unless they're "in even numbers". I just wanted to say that...More

1  Thank Matthew R
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

We did Polar Express with my MIL (66) & my 3yr old. I had higher expectations but for both of them it was perfect. Much longer & my daughter would’ve lost interest. We had to ride w windows open so it wouldn’t get hot so...More

2  Thank Amber H
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The railroad rides are so much fun. We rode the "Romance on the Rails" and rode in the Presidential Car. This was an amazing trip!! We had complimentary champagne, light appetizers, fresh fruit and a little dessert. The attendant was a delight, very friendly and...More

4  Thank Kristi L
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Just took the Dinner Train Special, and it was special in so many ways. It was airconditioned, much appreciated in June in Texas, We did travel safely from Palestine to Rusk and back. The attendants and servers were spectacular and worked their behinds off. And...More

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