Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Sep 16, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. ET

Take a ride on this authentic 1930s locomotive -- and check out other train-themed excitement and events throughout the year.

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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Railroad is typically serviced by two vintage locomotives -- "Puffy" the 1896 steam locomotive (which is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South) and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive.

Passengers can 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. Enjoy an experience that all ages will love. Once you get to the Fort Worth Stockyards, step off the train and experience a bit of the wild wild west, including a cattle drive.

There are also special seasonal events throughout the year. For example, in the spring, Thomas the Tank Engine takes over the Grapevine Railroad for a day! There are also staged train robberies (in homage to Great Train Robberies) on the Grapevine to Fort Worth ride (May through August), while Santa's fans can take the North Pole Express in December.

Year 'round, you can shop, take pony rides, sit on a steer, and have fun for two hours while you explore the stockyards. When your time is up, you jump back on the train and head towards home.

More about the Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Address: 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051

Phone: 817.410.3123

Website: Grapevine Vintage Railroad -