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Texas State Railroad

Rusk, TX, USA
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About Texas State Railroad
At Texas State Railroad tradition meets comfort and adventure for the whole family. The ride includes comfortable seating, food and beverage service and historic narration on a rail journey that whisks you back into another century. The casual grace of train travel never goes out of style. From the moment one steps aboard a vintage 1920’s car, the excitement of being on the rails is exhilarating. This three-hour train ride, with an hour-and-one-half layover either in Rusk or Palestine, takes passengers on a 25-mile journey through a State Park and 125 years of history. Celebrated steam or vintage diesel locomotives are the muscle that pulls the consist of cars representing a bygone form of notable travel.
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ls1202 wrote a review Mar 2020
Little Rock, Arkansas180 contributions169 helpful votes
My grown daughters and 13 year old grandaughter travelled to East Texas for a quick getaway. Many of the positive reviews here are spot on. So, I'll focus on a surprise they had in store. On the way back from Rusk our train was "robbed" by a bunch of ruffians in old west
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Railroad
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Joyce is one of the most valuable jewels we have at Texas State Railroad. It's a good thing they released her.
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Vsgaljm wrote a review Nov 2019
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I planned this trip for my grandchildren ages 1, 3, 5 and 6 when I visited for Thanksgiving holiday. The entire experience was amazing. Everything was so well done. We rode in First Class which was very nice with couches and also included a polar express mug. I Did not
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Railroad
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Thank you so much for making us part of your family celebration. Your compliments and "cookie comment" are so appreciated. We hope you will join us again! Happy holidays.
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Cindy wrote a review Nov 2019
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Excellent. For generations starting with my four year old grandson and ending with 84 year old stepfather The older lady leading in our car made the trip memorable. One of the young ladies was also extra special. The north pole was wonderful. Overall experience was awesome.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Railroad
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Thank you so much for sharing your holiday celebration with us.
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yelorose wrote a review Oct 2019
Corpus Christi, Texas18 contributions9 helpful votes
I bought tickets in August as a birthday present for my husband, best friend and her boyfriend. I checked the website and it stated that the Presidential car was adults only. I even called before I purchased and gave the lady the dates I was purchasing for, verified it was
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ron Y wrote a review Oct 2019
Austin, Texas61 contributions10 helpful votes
No many good overnight RV Camps in this area. Being a State Park we were disappointed . . It was interesting to walk around the train and depot area. The online pictures are of a lake nearby but the camp area is a dense and dirty wooded area. Actually close to
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Railroad
Responded Dec 30, 2019
We are so sorry that your experience wasn't what it should have been. Your comments and suggestions have been shared with management.
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