Trinity River Excursions

Train departs at 3 pm from the Historic Stockyards Station

This excursion starts in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Passengers will then ride along the rails on the historic Cotton Belt Route for 22 minutes before returning to the Stockyards Depot. This excursion is perfect for families with small children or those who just want to get the experience of riding on a train.

  

Cotton Belt Train Excursion

All aboard for the Great Train Heist! Keep an eye out for greedy outlaws onboard the Cotton Belt Route Excursion to the Stockyards. Join in on the fun, and help railroad detectives solve the mystery of who robbed the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.

Step back in time with a nostalgic ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. The railroad is serviced by four vintage locomotives, including “Puffy” the 1896 steam locomotive, the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, “Vinny,” a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive and two 1958 FL9 diesel locomotives. Throughout the year, The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the Historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The 21-mile trip rolls at a leisurely pace and is perfect for the entire family.

GRAPEVINE TO FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS

Check-in: Grapevine 12:20 p.m.
Depart: Grapevine 12:50 p.m.
Arrive: Stockyards 2:30 p.m. (approximate, subject to delays)

Stockyards Check-in: 4:35 p.m.
Depart: Stockyards 4:45 p.m.
Arrive: Grapevine 6:30 p.m. (approximate, subject to delays)

Pricing:

First Class: $26.00
(Coaches are heated and air-conditioned, upholstered seats.)

Touring Class: $22.00
(Coaches are heated and air-conditioned, padded seating.)

Economy Class: $18.00
(Coaches are open air during the warmer months, seats are wooden benches. Coaches are currently open air.)

Passengers 13 months and older must purchase a ticket.

For more than 12 seats call +1.817.410.3579 for group pricing.

The train boards 30 minutes prior to departure.

Same day ticket sales are subject to walk up availability. Tickets are non-refundable.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad makes every attempt to adhere to the posted schedules. However, GVRR cannot guarantee arrival times due to sharing rails with TEXRail, Freight Trains and Amtrak. Delays or cancellations may also occur due to emergency track maintenance. The GVRR is considered an excursion train and is essentially a guest on the tracks and other railroads get higher priority with the dispatcher. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad does not offer refunds or compensation due to delays. On rare occasions, delays can be an hour or longer. Due to pre-determined train schedules, we are unable to extend our time in the stockyards. Refunds will be given due to cancellation.

 

Trinity River Excursions

Train departs at 3 pm from the Historic Stockyards Station. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to excessive freight train traffic along the Cotton Belt Route, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Trinity River Train Excursion is subject to cancellation or delays without advance notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

This ride originates in the Fort Worth Stockyards

The Stockyard Ticket office is located inside the Stockyards Station near the
center of the building by the train tracks.
The address is: 140 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164.
The ticket booth opens at 12 p.m. on operating days, and tickets are sold until
2:50 p.m. (Approximately 10 minutes before the train departs.)
For additional questions, please contact 
+1.817.410.3185.

Experience a vintage train excursion!

This excursion starts in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Passengers will then ride along the rails on the historic Cotton Belt Route for 22 minutes before returning to the Stockyards Depot. This excursion is perfect for families with small children or those who just want to get the experience of riding on a train.   

TRIP DETAILS:

Check-in – Fort Worth Stockyards Station 90 minutes prior to departure

Departs: 3 p.m. (approximate)

Stockyards arrival: 3:45 p.m. (approximate)

Please note that passengers do not de-board the train during the ride. The train will reverse direction on the tracks to return to the Stockyards

This excursion does not travel to Grapevine

The ticket booth opens at approximately 12 p.m. on operating days only.

PRICING:

First ClassFirst Class: $12 (all ages)

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad has four First Class coaches. These coaches have Victorian-upholstered seats, complete with turn of the century ambiance and are fully climate-controlled for year round passenger comfort.

Touring ClassTouring Class: $11 (all ages)

The Touring Class coach offers floor to ceiling views of the communities we travel through. These coaches are complete with padded seating and offers year round climate-control for passenger comfort.

Economy ClassEconomy Class: $10 (all ages)

Economy Class offers a true turn of the century railroad experience with open-air travel during the warmer months and are enclosed and heated during the colder months. These coaches are complete with vintage wooden bench-style seating.

​NOTE: due to federal regulations, children 13 months and older require a ticket and their own seat. Children 12 months and younger may ride for free, however they must ride in the lap or arms of a parent or guardian. For safety Reasons children may not ride in a car seat or stroller while the train is in motion.

Due to circumstances outside of our control, this excursion is subject to cancellation with little to no notice.

Please note that schedules – including departure times, return time, and days of operation – are tentative and are subject to change based on freight train delays, federal track maintenance, holidays or weather related closures. While the GVRR makes every attempt to adhere to posted schedules, please understand that delays in arrival times or sudden cancellations of a trip are beyond our control.

All tickets purchased are non-refundable. Missed trains will not be refunded.

Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on all Grapevine Vintage Railroad excursions.

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

140 East Exchange
Fort Worth, TX 76164

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