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“A day out with Thomas”

Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Ranked #13 of 65 things to do in Grapevine
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Owner description: The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives which include "Puffy" the 1896 Steam locomotive and oldest continously operating steam engine in the South, and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. Passengers enjoy riding in authentic 1920s and 1930s Victorian - style coaches as they take a step back in time and experience train travel as it was in the glory days of the expanding West. Pull into the Fort Worth Stockyards Station and you'll be right in the middle of the Stockyards National Historic District where the Old West comes alive. Have fun at this outstanding retail and entertainment district.
Reviewed May 14, 2012

We went with my 4yr old and he loves it we will try to go for the event next year

1  Thank noemiTAR
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Drove with friends who came specifically for the train ride to Ft. Worth. Took the train to Ft. Worth to stockyards, waited for return train. Never showed up, waited for 5 hours, no information at ticket counter which was closed. After 5 hours we finally had to take a cab back to grapevine to get our car, cost us $75 for the cab ride. After several complaints, we got reimbursed for the cab fare, but a lousy experience to be dumped at the end of the line and not have any word about getting back. I can understand mechanical problems, but they gave their customer NO WORD AT ALL about the situation, so everyone had to fend for themselves. Disappointing to say the least, how can you run a service like this and not keep customers informed or make provisions for their return. We were simply left stranded in the Stockyards.

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We like to bring our out of town company to this historic train ride. It is a perfect train ride for children. After the train ride, we like to walk around the Main St. Grapevine for shops and restaurants.

1  Thank Jetzette
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We took the train from Grapevine to the Ft Worth stockyards and it was such a treat!. It's a great idea for a "staycation day" or for visitors.

5  Thank MrsM00re
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

We took our 10 year old son on the GVR during our Easter vacation in the US from the UK. The train itself is a fun, authentic and well maintained historic attraction and the people at the Station couldn't be more friendly and helpful, as was everyone we met in Texas and the Fort Worth Stockyards which is where the train goes is definitely worth a visit as there are some great tourist shops and sights there, including the twice daily cattle walk down the main street.

For just a few dollars more, we decided to take the first class cabin, which might be a good idea in the height of summer, but was a mistake at this time of year as the air-con made it feel like you were in a freezer compartment. In the Spring and Autumn, the regular commuter cabin with it's windows open to the warm air would have been the better option.

The downsides of the train journey for us was that despite the fact we'd pre-booked our tickets, we still had to queue up to collect them with people that hadn't, the route the train takes isn't exactly what you might call pretty or scenic as it goes through housing and industrial estates and we were held up on the line for over 15 minutes waiting to get into the Stockyards while some frieght and commuter trains, which have priority over the tourist train passed through

Would we do it again if we get the chance? Probably - but with the benefit of hindsight, we'd probably get the cabin option right next time and it would be more enjoyable as a result.

4  Thank L4dge
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