Austin February 08, 2019
There’s Only One Remaining Train Station Like This Around Austin And It’s Magnificent
Journey back to a simpler time and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. These days, life’s daily grind can be a struggle. But when you venture to Bertram, everything feels serene. In addition to the historic architecture and unique shops, Bertram is home to an authentic 1800s depot. There’s only one remaining train station like this in the Austin area, and it’s truly magnificent.
It's super easy to reach this gorgeous train station.
You could take the 45-minute drive out to Bertram, but where's the fun in that? Hitch a ride with The Austin Steam Train Association and experience it the authentic way. This local business regularly offers rides out to Bertram. You won't want to miss it.
Just relax in your seat and stare out at the blissful countryside landscapes.
When you reach the train station, you'll feel like you left the modern world behind.
The original Bertram train station was constructed in 1882. It served the community until 1937 but, like many things, fell victim to progress decades later. It was eventually demolished, but residents always missed that relic of days gone by.
In the late '90s, a new historic landmark took root.
Thanks to the generous donations from the George Peters family, Bertram became the new home of a similar train depot from Orange Grove, Texas. Though not the original building, it has the same pleasant charm and rich history.
While you're in the area, take the time to explore the town.
Bertram, Texas marches to its own beat. It's a town that truly appreciates its past. Here, you can watch a movie in a historic theater or sip wine in a scenic vineyard.
You don't see antiquated buildings like these much any more.
If you need more ideas for your Bertram adventure, read our feature article
This small town train station will delight you beyond words.
The Bertram Train Depot is located at 170 S. Gabriel St. For a truly memorable Austin day trip, take a ride with the Austin Steam Train Association. You can learn more about them in our
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