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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

705 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5351
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Great Trip - Nay Sayers need to ride more trains

We've ridden historic trains all across the US and overseas. I wish this was pulled by steam, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RickH26757
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Romney, West Virginia
Great Experience

Thomas the Train was hosted at Grapevine Railroad the weekend we visited. Parking was a bit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
brianavann
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Spring, Texas
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The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives which include "Puffy" the 1896 Steam locomotive and oldest continously operating steam engine in the South, and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. Passengers enjoy riding in authentic 1920s and 1930s Victorian - style coaches as they take a step back in time and experience train travel as it was in the glory days of the expanding West. Pull into the Fort Worth Stockyards Station and you'll be right in the middle of the Stockyards National Historic District where the Old West comes alive. Have fun at this outstanding retail and entertainment district.
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  • Terrible14%
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705 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5351
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've ridden historic trains all across the US and overseas. I wish this was pulled by steam, but it wasn't... oh well. The views were actually very reasonable as the train traveled from Grapevine to Fort Worth, at times the trees lining the track were...More

Thank RickH26757
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thomas the Train was hosted at Grapevine Railroad the weekend we visited. Parking was a bit difficult, so plan ahead and give yourself extra time to explore around since there are tons of shops and restaurants. The historical movies and background was neat enough to...More

1  Thank brianavann
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

I was REALLY wanting to love this experience, but.... We did the short trip and left the train yard looking at construction. Then we had a none to pleasant view of a mobile home park. The train moves SLOWLY (I guess so they can say...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

I see a lot of people complaining about this railroad, and it saddens me as I am a big train fanatic. But there are positives to this railroad, and here's what they are. The Day Out with Thomas is a great event to visit this...More

1  Thank thetrainking
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

I’ve lived in Texas for 5 years now, but I had never done any of the train rides. While having my sister visiting from out of town, I decided to do the ride from grapevine to the stockyards (she has a 10 and an 11...More

1  Thank guzvalex
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Very disappointed with train ride.Very boring and not much entertainment from staff during train ride.Went 20 minutes in one direction and then backwards 20 minutes for return to train station.Scenery consisted of warehouses and dead brush on route.Trip is over-priced and was not worth the...More

Thank gmedrano130
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Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

We had a good time, but it was a little boring. First we booked the 8 pm train ride, hoping we would see some lights, unfortunately that was not the case. In addition to not seeing any Christmas lights, we were a little tired with...More

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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

I have 5 extra tickets for the 2:00 train today reg 25$ 20$ each Can check in at 1:20. 940 329 8412 text me.

Thank joni m
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

The train ride was nice, but not very exciting. The view is of backyards and commercial areas. The only snacks you can buy are popcorn, hot dogs and soft drinks. It's a rather boring 90 minute trip. We wouldn't do it again.

Thank sascanlan
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

My family was very excited about riding the North Pole Express and we bought our tickets months in advance. We got there almost 2 hours early and got straight in line as we were told that the front car of the train was the most...More

Thank natasha f
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barnettjanice
March 10, 2017|
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Response from GrapevineInfo |
Thank you for your question! The First Class coaches include air conditioning and Victorian-style, upholstered seating. Touring class coaches provide open-air travel with vintage wooden-backed, bench-style seating. Although... More
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Stacy Z
March 9, 2017|
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Response from PopeyeSailorman | Reviewed this property |
It is a round trip ride.
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Jayaranda
October 1, 2016|
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Response from skybunny737 | Reviewed this property |
the train ride to the stockyards are on Fri, Sat and Sun and leaves at 1pm. First class tickets are $28 and touring class is $20. Tickets can be bought online or at the station.
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