Hop aboard Grapevine’s Vintage Railroad and have a unique experience riding the rails along the historc Cotton Belt Route between Downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. Riders will enjoy the ride in authentic Victorian-style coaches that will take you back in time to the early 1900’s.
Two vintage locomotives pull the rail cars – “Puffy” the 1896 steam locomotive and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive.
The typical Grapevine Vinatage Railroad Schedule is as follows:
January to Mid February – Annual Maintenance
Mid February to May – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Memorial Day to Labor Day – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September to December – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (unless specified as special event)
Typical Departure times:
Depart Grapevine at 1:00 pm. Arrive at the Stockyards at 2:30 pm.
Depart the Stockyards at 4:30 pm. Arrive back in Grapevine at 6:00 pm.
Round Trip fares are Adults $20, Seniors (55+) $18, Children 3 through 12 $10.
One Way fares are Adults $14, Seniors (55+) $12, Children 3 trough 12 $7.
Please check their website for full details: Official Grapevine Railroad Website
The Grapevine Vintage Railroad typically features the following events:
During the springtime, Thomas the Tank Engine takes over the Grapevine Railroad to offer a day out with Thomas. The event lets kids ride on board a Thomas train and offers other attractions kids love such as bounce houses and free live entertainment.
The Great Train Robberies start around the end of April and run through Labor Day. These staged train robberies occur every Saturday and Sunday on the Grapevine to Fort Worth ride.
The North Pole Express runs every December offering a fun and memorable holiday journey that includes a visit from Santa.
Cotton Belt Depot
705 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
140 E. Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Here is a cool video on some of the history of Grapevine’s Vintage Railroad: