Train rides in Texas are one of the most fun and relaxing ways to take in the scenery a place has to offer, and the Texas State Railroad operates in all four seasons. Climb aboard a 1920s vintage train car and ride the rails, admiring the beautiful Piney Woods landscape! Ready to go?

Visit the TSR website or the TSR Facebook page to learn more and/or purchase tickets for any of the railroad’s regular or themed train rides in Texas.

Have you ever taken a train ride in Texas? If so, what’s your favorite time of year to embark on the journey? Tell us in the comments!

For another train-themed adventure in TX, check out this epic railroad road trip. And if you’re headed to Dallas, take a look at this Half-Day Dallas Highlights Tour by Foot, Train, and Trolley.

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Does Texas have any trains?

The iron horse has played a major role in Texas history since the 1800s. In fact, in terms of sheer track mileage, no other state tops the Lone Star State when it comes to train travel. From modern Amtraks to vintage steamers to themed passenger rides, Texas is big on rails even today - and the state has dozens of lines crisscrossing the state to choose from. Some of the most popular passenger trains and railroad lines in Texas are:

  • Austin Steam Train
  • Future Texas High-Speed Train
  • Grapevine Vintage Railroad
  • Heartland Flyer
  • Jefferson Railway
  • Piney Woods Excursion Train At Texas State Railroad
  • Texas Eagle
  • Trinity Metro TEXRail
  • Trinity Railway Express


Are there any train museums in Texas?

With so much rail history under its belt, you can bet that Texas is home to an equally large number of small-town, specialty, and large-scale museums documenting the railroad industry. Tucked away in every corner of the state, many of these fantastic museums are even housed in historic train depots! Some of Texas' must-see historic depots, railroad museums, and transportation museums are:


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