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General: 866-398-2038
Jefferson Railway
400 East Austin
Jefferson, TX 75657
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Upcoming Events



2017 Calendar of Events 

Last Revised 1-13-17


Dates, Events and Pricing are subject to change at any time. 

Events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather or maintenance


Enjoy a narrated day excursion running along the Big Cypress Bayou. 

See historic remains from the 1800’s, native wildlife and hear the history of Jefferson and ecology of the area.

The regularly scheduled day trains include a stop at Diamond Don Gator Pit to view our daily feeding of live alligators with a photo opportunity, too.  (weather permitting). 


We will run our Steam Train for most of our special events, as noted below. 

Other weekends, we run our antique gas-powered locomotive


Saturday March 4, 2017 through September 2, 2017  

Depot opens at 11:00 am each Saturday

12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours

  Includes stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit for alligator feeding (weather permitting)


Open Air Coach

Adults $12; children under 6 are free

All Fares, plus tax.

(Schedule and pricing may be adjusted for special events)


September 2, 2017


  Includes stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit for alligator feeding (weather permitting)

Labor Day Celebration at Historic Jefferson Railway

Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours:  12:30, 2:30 and 4:30

Celebrate Labor Day at the Historic Jefferson Railway aboard a live steam train as we end our summer season.  Come see the Support Our Troops display that honors the United States Military. Active Military personnel ride free. 


September 28-30 & October 1

33rd Lake O’ Pines Norton Owners Association Rallye and Bike Show

The rallye draws more than 300 people displaying over 150 of the finest vintage motorcycles anywhere in the country.  Join us at Diamond Don's Motorsports & RV Park which is just one mile outside of Jefferson, Texas.  Participate in Friday's Field Events, display your bike in Saturday's bike show and ride in the Rolling Concours.  Come enjoy a weekend full of great entertainment and fun.





October 7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 2017 (gas-powered locomotive)

Runaway Fright Train

As you ride through the dark woods, you’ll feel the spirits reaching out for you. The scenes and haunters along the track will give you a startle and a laugh now and then, too.  This Halloween Theater on wheels features Nightmares on the Bayou and is appropriate for ages 2-92.  This event is more like a Halloween Play than a Haunted House.  Family-friendly.  Movie, children’s crafts and games inside the depot.  Concessions and Halloween products available.   


November 23-25 & 30, December 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 2017 (closed November 26)


Rail of Lights Christmas Train

Make this a Christmas to remember aboard the Rail of Lights Christmas Train – a live steam train.  The unforgettable ride aboard an antique narrow-gauge steam train departs on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Thanksgiving through December 23.  (Closed November 26).  Passengers will enjoy lighted vignettes along the Cypress Bayou River as they hear the story of the Spirit of Christmas.   


December 28-31, 2017


Rail of Lights New Year’s Train

Blast into the New Year aboard the Rail of Lights New Year’s Train, a live steam train. Passengers will enjoy lighted vignettes along the Cypress Bayou River as they hear the tale of New Year's traditions, customs and superstitions from Around the Globe. Each of the trains will feature beverages, noisemakers and a simulation of the New Year’s Eve Ball dropping in Times Square followed by a fantastic fireworks show and a cannon firing dramatic “dragons breath”. 



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Pet Friendly

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