Cotton Belt Route Excursion 2024 (Grapevine to 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. Puffy is currently out of service for restoration. 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. Once we arrive in the Historic Stockyards, riders have time to explore the Stockyards before re-boarding for the return to Grapevine. 


March through November
Most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year

Check-in at Grapevine: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Board in Grapevine: 12:30 pm
Train Doors Close:  12:45 pm
Depart Grapevine: 12:50 pm
Arrive in Stockyards: approx. 2:30 pm
Re-board in the Stockyards: 4:35 pm
Depart the Stockyards: 4:45 pm
Arrive in Grapevine: approx. 7:15 pm

Classes of Service:

Ambassador Class: $72.00 (Price is for one bench-style seat that seats two people)
Travel in style inside one of our first-class coaches while seated around a four-person table. Guests receive complimentary popcorn, snacks and sodas on each leg of the journey. A variety of card and board games will be available for onboard use. The table style seating gives guests more leg-room than our standard first-class coaches. Ticket price includes admission for two people seated on a bench. To avoid sharing a table with another party, guests must purchase two benches.

First Class:  $26.00
Coaches are climate-controlled with embroidered upholstered bench-style 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 padded bench-style seats and floor-to-ceiling views. - NO AIR-CONDITIONING - This coach is currently open-air.

Passengers 13 months and older must purchase a ticket.

Guests select their own seats during the reservation process.

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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