Texas State Railroad has several options to choose from, Book your Escape, Polar Express and Camp Historic. Currently all rides depart from the Palestine, TX train depot. From August-22-19 to October-26-19 it departs from the Rusk, TX train depot. I would go for the Polar Express. One of my favorite movies around the holidays. Polar Express starts in November. They give you logo mugs, hot chocolate and cookies. The Book Your Escape is year around and is a 4 hour ride that offers comfortable seating, food and adult beverage service, kid friendly snacks and beverages. They have First class, Deluxe coach class, open air coach Sky, High Observation dome and Presidential class. The historic narration during your rail journey that takes you back in time. You will travel through Piney Woods and 135 years of history. Campground at Rusk is in the piney woods near Rusk. Campers have access to depot amenities which include lunch, gift shop and movie theater access on train departure days. Campsites with water only, water and electricity and full RV hookups. There is a clubhouse and pavilion with fireplace next to Cherokee Lake. For reservations call 855-632-7729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad located in downtown Grapevine. They have a year around special events calendar. The calendar is full of exciting trips. It has 1920’s Victorian coaches. Adult-only Jazz wine train and the annual family favorite North Pole Express. There is a Halloween train ride and much more to discover. There are package deals at near by Hotels. For more information you can call 817-410-3185 or Vistorinfo@GrapevineTexasUSA.com
Texas Eagle train travels daily between Chicago and San Antonio, through major cities from Austin to Dallas. Connection service between San Antonio and Los Angeles is available three times a week via Sunset Limited. You will cross the Mississippi River and through the Ozarks to Little rock and the piney woods of East Texas. Continue through Dallas, Austin and finally to San Antonio. You will be offered complete meals and beautiful view from a renowned Sightseer Lounge Car. They have different bedroom suites. You can take your small dog or cat. There is buy one get one 50% off tickets. Book early specials and more. Contact m.amtrak.com. Enjoy your train ride!!