Historic Jefferson Railway, Jefferson

The Historic Jefferson Railway is a train ride on a dedicated rail along Big Cypress Bayou in Jefferson, Tx.  They run several special events during the year, including the Runaway Fright Train in October, Rail of Lights in December, the Ghost Train runs March – August, and a Civil War Reenactment each April.

Know Before You Go

Tickets sell out, so purchase in advance.

Restrooms are available in the Depot.

Well-behaved pets are allowed on the train.


Train Depot


The Robert E. Lee Steam Locomotive is over 50 years old, and a reproduction of the 1870 American Class Steam Locomotive.


The train offers First Class and Coach Seating, with a $5 difference per ticket.  Although First Class is enclosed, I prefer the open seating of Coach, just dress warmly on chilly evenings.


The Great Train Chase and Naval Battle of Port Jefferson


The train takes you through the forest and past the Naval Battle, with cannons, soldiers and horses fighting.  They stop so you can watch the battle!


The woods are full of costumed reenactors, and there were even some on the train with us.  It was impossible to get them to come out of character!


Stay and Play in Jefferson

Jefferson is a beautiful town, filled with history, shopping, restaurants and bed and breakfast!  Enjoy a carriage ride through town, see the Jay Gould Train car and explore the town!


Historic Jefferson Railway

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Keep Having Fun in the TEXAS Sun!