June 7, 2018
For general information, contact 866-398-2038
Media Contact: Melissa Moit, Office Manager, 903-742-2041
In celebration of Father’s Day, the Historic Jefferson Railway will offer a discount to all fathers on June 16, 2018 when accompanied by their children. The fun is riding on us! Create memories by sharing this special day with your family as the railway recreates the Golden Era of Railroading, aboard an antique gas-powered locomotive.
The narrated day tours depart on Saturday at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30. Each train ride includes a stop to see our alligators. Come join us for lunch and a free movie. Hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, snacks and beverages available at the depot $1.00-$2.50.
Riders will see a Confederate Powder Magazine along the five-mile tour as well as the historical ruins of the Clark and Boice Sawmill and the first iron foundry in East Texas. Hear about the history of Jefferson and the ecology of the area. Take a relaxing ride through the wetlands along the Big Cypress Bayou with views of the natural terrain.
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. The open car coach seats still carry the custom medallions cast into them designed especially for the Six Guns amusement park.
Bring the RV or tent camp at the Diamond Don RV Park, just one mile from downtown Jefferson. RV sites with water and electric, surrounded by beautiful wooded acreage, many with views of the Big Cypress Bayou. RV Park includes showers, rest rooms and free wifi. Great places for the kids to play, ride bicyles and view lots of wildlife.
Union Pacific recognizes Jefferson in their “Train Town USA” registry, so make it a full train weekend in Jefferson by including a visit to the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad Museum and touring Jay Gould’s “Atalanta” private railroad car. Come shop, dine and stay in beautiful, historic Jefferson.
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.
Saturday (gas-powered antique locomotive)
June 16, 2018
Depot opens at 11:00
12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 Narrated Day Train
Includes stop at Diamond Don Gator Pit
$12, plus tax. Children under 6 free
Fathers receive a 10% discount when accompanied by their children