Kids driving you crazy? Bring them out for a ride on an authentic Steam Train along the Cypress Bayou River in Jefferson, Texas. The Historic Jefferson Railway is offering a special steam train Saturday on March 24, 2018.
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 Steam Railroading
The Historic Jefferson Railway recreates the Golden Era of Steam railroading with narrated day trains on Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30. Steam hissing, whistle blowing and pistons chuggin, Old Engine #7 will take you on a scenic trip along the Big Cypress Bayou. 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 steam train was built in 1964 for Six Guns Territory in Florida and moved to Jefferson in 1986. It is a Crown Metals reproduction of the 1870’s American class 4-4-0 steam locomotive christened the Robert E. Lee. The open car coach seats still carry the custom medallions cast into them designed especially for the Six Guns amusement park.
Historic Jefferson Railway is located at 400 E. Austin in Downtown Jefferson, Texas. For information on pricing, schedule and events, please visit www.JeffersonRailway.com or call 866-398-2038.
March 24, 2018
Open air coach $15, plus tax
Children under 6 FREE
Trains depart at 12:30 and 2:30