• Joe Perez

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Snuggled between Fort Worth and Dallas is a little town called Grapevine. Smack-dab in the city’s historic downtown is where you’ll find the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.

This railroad is perfect for the whole family and features authentic, 1920’s-era Victorian train coaches that are hauled by two vintage locomotives: an 1890’s steam locomotive and a 1950’s diesel locomotive.

The train travels along the old Cotton Belt Route, which operated from 1891 to 1980 and cut through other states, including Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee and parts of Louisiana.





The train is open for 10 months each year and gets inspected every January and February. This railway is also riddled with special events, everything from the North Pole Express and the Jazz Wine Train to the Mother’s Day Train and even the Kiss Me I’m Irish Express.

With so many train experiences to check out in Texas, it’s impossible to recommend one over the other. So check out as many as you want and a learn a little bit of state history each time you climb aboard.


Grapevine Convention & Visitor Bureau

636 S. Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051


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