Kids driving you crazy? Bring them out for a ride on an authentic antique gas-powered train along the Cypress Bayou River in Jefferson, Texas. The Historic Jefferson Railway runs every Saturday through September 1 departing at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30.
A Bigfoot Sighting On The Jefferson Railway
Bigfoot (also known in these parts as the Boggy Creek monster) has been sighted running along the railroad tracks. Is the tale of the Bigfoot sightings fact or fiction?
The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy website says “Jerry Hestand, Mark Porter and Charles DeVore investigated a number of cases in Marion County from reliable trustworthy people in or near these remote bottomlands. It is their assessment that it seems highly likely that events have been reported accurately”.
Jefferson Railway In The Movies
The train rolls right by the home of the Boggy Creek monster as depicted in the horror movie, “Boggy Creek”, filmed in Jefferson and Uncertain. The movie is loosely based on the old Big Foot or Sasquatch legends, says Brian T. Jaynes, director and producer.
So, are the sightings real or a spoof to enhance your rider experience? You’ll have to ride the train to find out!
The Historic Jefferson Railway Recreates the Golden Era of Railroading
The Historic Jefferson Railway recreates the Golden Era of Railroading with narrated day trains on each Saturday. As you roll through the history laden Piney Woods, you’ll view a Confederate Powder Magazine and traverse the site of one of the oldest, historical towns in Texas. You can still see building remains from the 1800’s.
Each train ride includes a stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit to see six live alligators. Watch them jump out of the water for their dinner. Great photo opportunities, too.
The Critter is a gas-powered Plymouth Locomotive. Plymouth locomotives were first built in 1910. Plymouth was one of the world’s most productive builders of small industrial locomotives. They built over 7,500 units of which 1,700 are believed to still be in active service.
Historic Jefferson Railway is located at 400 E. Austin in Downtown Jefferson, Texas.