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Phone Number:
General: 866-398-2038
Jefferson Railway
400 East Austin
Jefferson, TX 75657
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Ghost Stories

Ride the Ghost Train
and hear Ghost Stories
Due to extensive repairs to our boiler, the Steam Train will not be running during Runaway Fright Train. We will be using our gas powered locomotive. Like the restoration of any historic property, there is always something unexpected once you start tearing it apart.
Historic Jefferson Railway
The Robert E Lee, our steam locomotive, is almost 50 years old and is currently undergoing extensive repairs.  We have commissioned an antique gas-powered locomotive, the Critter, into service.  This train was built in 1964.  The train ride takes you through the beautiful woods and wetlands along the Big Cypress Bayou and lasts about 40 minutes.

The steam locomotive was built in 1964 for Six Guns Territory in Florida and moved to Jefferson in 1986. It is a Crown Metal reproduction of the 1870's American Class 4-4-0 steam locomotive christened the Robert E. Lee and known as Engine #7. The open car coach seats still carry the custom medallions cast into them and designed especially for the Six Guns amusement park.

The Critter is a gas-powered Plymouth Locomotive.  Plymouth locomotives were first built in 1910.  Plymouth was one of the world's most productive builders of small industrial locomotives.  They built over 7,500 units of which 1,700 are believed to still be in active service.

The Railway has become a part of the thriving community of Jefferson sponsoring major events throughout the year that bring over 20,000 visitors to Jefferson. Patrons look forward all year to the Terror on the Bayou Runaway Fright Train, Trammel's Trace Rendezvous, Rail of Lights Christmas & New Year's Train, Diamond Don's National Vintage Motocross, The Great Locomotive Chase and Route 49 Biker Rally.

The train rolls right by the home of the Boggy Creek monster as depicted in the upcoming feature horror movie, "Boggy Creek", filmed in Jefferson and Uncertain. The movie is loosely based on the old Big Foot or Sasquatch legends, says Brian T. Jaynes, director and producer.






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We are a pet friendly business.
We welcome well behaved pets on our trains.

Historic Jefferson Railway ♦ 400 E. Austin ♦ Jefferson, Texas 75657 ♦ 866-398-2038