Monday, October 4, 2010

Traveling Tony Texas State Railroad part 1 of 2

The Texas State Railroad runs on a 25 mile track between the East Texas towns of Palestine and Rusk. The railroad dates back to the 1880’s when it was built to transport raw materials to a prison. In 1972 the railroad became part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and became a state park. Later turned over to the Texas State Railroad Authority and leased to the American Heritage Railway. The vintage rail cars are pulled at times by diesel and steam locomotives.

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Palestine, Texas is located about two hours southeast of Dallas County. Traveling via highway 175 to highway 19 to highway 84, all meandering through the rolling hills and picturesque East Texas country side.

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