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Step back in time with a nostalgic ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. The railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives, including “Puffy” the 1896 steam locomotive, the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, and “Vinny,” a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. 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.

Cotton Belt Route Excursion
2021 Operating schedule

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad is going through routine annual maintenance.  Stay tuned for the 2021 operating scheduled to be announced soon.


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: 4:05 p.m.
Depart: Stockyards 4:15 p.m.
Arrive: Grapevine 5:45 p.m. (approximate, subject to delays)


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, seats are wooden benches.)

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 excursion Schedule

Originates at the Fort Worth Stockyards
2:45 PM – Boarding Begins (approximate)
3:00 PM – Departs (approximate)
3:45 pm – Arrives Back at Stockyards Station (approximate)
Please Note:  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.
Tickets only available for purchase at the Stockyards Station Ticket Booth

PLEASE NOTE: Due to excessive freight train traffic along the Cotton Belt Route, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Trinity River One-Hour Train Excursion originating in the Fort Worth Stockyards will operate on a day-to-day basis.
These excursions will take place dependent upon the arrival time of the Cotton Belt Route train to Fort Worth and tickets will be sold on a walk-up basis ONLY.
Tickets will be available at 1pm on Saturdays, in the Stockyards, on a walk-up basis only.
Unfortunately, the excursion is subject to cancellation or delays due to unforeseen freight train traffic and without advance notification. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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