Cotton Belt Route Excursion 2021 (Grapevine to Historic Stockyards)

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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. Most weekends throughout the year, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the Historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Historic Stockyards in Fort Worth. While enjoying the leisurely excursion, experience the Great Train Heist! Keep an eye out for those greedy outlaws onboard. Join in on the fun, and help railroad detectives solve the mystery of who robbed the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.


Every Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, November 21

After Christmas Trains
Sunday, December 26 through Thursday, December 30


Check-in at Grapevine: 12:20 pm
Train Doors Close:  12:45 pm
Depart Grapevine: 12:50 pm
Arrive in Stockyards: approx. 2:30 pm
Check-in at Stockyards: 4:35 pm
Depart the Stockyards: 4:45 pm
Arrive in Grapevine: approx. 6:30 - 6:45 pm


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

Touring Class:  $22.00
(Coaches have floor-to-ceiling windows with leather padded bench-style seats and are climate controlled for year round comfort.)

Economy Class: $18.00
(Coaches are open air in the warmer months and enclosed and heated during the colder months with wooden bench-style seats and floor-to-ceiling views.) - NO AIR-CONDITIONING - This coach is currently enclosed.

Passengers 13 months and older must purchase a ticket.

Please note that coaches and seats are assigned in advanced. If you have a group (with separate reservations) that wishes to be seated together, please give us a call at 817.410.3185.

For more than 12 seats call 817.410.3579 for group pricing.

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.  In rare cases delays can be an hour or longer.

For more information, please call the Visitor Information Center at 817.410.3185, email [email protected] or visit

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Grapevine Vintage Railroad 705 S. Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
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