Take a Historic Journey Aboard the Austin & Texas Central Railroad!

Owned and operated by the Austin Steam Train Association 

Take a step back in time as you step on board our vintage passengers cars for a relaxing journey to the past.  Our seasonal schedule offers options throughout the year.  Enjoy the 66 mile round trip on our popular Hill Country Flyer, which includes a 2 and a half hour layover in Burnet for lunch and the ever-entertaining Burnet Gunfighters Association wild west shootout!  Or hop on board the Bertram Flyer or the new Capital City Express for our shorter 3 hour adventure.  Remember to check our Special Rides for not-to-be-missed theme adventures from our annual Day Out With Thomas (returning to Burnet in September 2014) to our always popular Murder Mystery and Wine Tasting rides.  And for our youngest fans, the North Pole Flyer pulls into town in late November.  We run primarily on the weekend, with a few weekday rides available in March, June, July, and August.  

 

Our Alco diesel locomotive, the 442, takes the lead while our Southern Pacific steam locomotive, the 786, is being reassembled right here in our Cedar Park yard.  We offer 4 classes of service in our passenger cars, from our P70 standard coach cars to our first-class lounge cars, so choose the class that's right for you.

 

Some rides do sell out in advance, so reservations are highly recommended.  Walk up seats go on sale one and a half hours before each train departure, based on availability.  Call 512-477-8468 ext. 2 to book a reservation.  The reservation line is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with extended evening hours until 7:00 pm on Tuesdays, and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Or book online anytime.  All aboard!

Upcoming Events

  • Burnet Farmers Market Flyer
    Saturday Jul 26, 2014 to Saturday Aug 23, 2014
    July 2014 to August 2014
    10:00am
    Burnet Farmers Market Flyer
    Saturday Jul 26, 2014 to Saturday Aug 23, 2014
    July 2014 to August 2014
    Burnet Farmers Market Flyer
    SHOW 10:00am
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    The Hill Country Flyer makes a special departure to the famous Burnet Farmer’s Market. This outdoor bazaar features organic vegetables and fruits, free range eggs, grass fed Texas beef, homemade jams, jellies, salsa, and baked goods. They also rotate local Texas wine, olive oil, handmade goods, and plants and herbs for the garden. The market is located on the historic Burnet Courthouse square, within easy walking distance of the train. We are also proud to present the Burnet Gunfighters Association and their Wild West shoot out, as well as live music at Texas Tealicious during the layover. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables for this event. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 4:00 PM.

  • Saturday Evening Express 2014
    Saturday Jun 7, 2014 to Saturday Aug 23, 2014
    June 2014 to August 2014
    6:00pm
    Saturday Evening Express 2014
    Saturday Jun 7, 2014 to Saturday Aug 23, 2014
    June 2014 to August 2014
    Saturday Evening Express 2014
    SHOW 6:00pm
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    Our evening version of the Bertram Flyer! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the railroad as we cross highways, span the South San Gabriel River on the wooden trestle bridge, and roll through pastureland. Then step off in Bertram for our 15 minute layover to tour our fully restored 1912 train depot! Watch the sun set as we journey back to Cedar Park. It's a great Saturday evening outing for the family. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables for this event. SCHEDULE: Departs 6:00 PM, Returns 9:00 PM

  • Summer Escape Wine Flyer
    Sunday Jul 27, 2014
    July 2014
    3:00pm
    Summer Escape Wine Flyer
    Sunday Jul 27, 2014
    July 2014
    Summer Escape Wine Flyer
    SHOW 3:00pm
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    Step on board for our 3 hour round-trip ride to Bertram and enjoy a great selection of wines from our friends at Pilot Knob Winery. We will be serving up a delicious array of savory and sweet treats to accompany the wines. Relax in your first class lounge seat and watch the countryside roll by as you sip and nibble. When you depart, take some great memories and your wine glass with you. It's a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Ages 21 and up only please. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables for this event. SCHEDULE: Departs 3:00 PM, Returns 6:00 PM

  • Bertram Flyer Summer 2014
    Saturday Jun 7, 2014 to Saturday Aug 16, 2014
    June 2014 to August 2014
    10:00am
    Bertram Flyer Summer 2014
    Saturday Jun 7, 2014 to Saturday Aug 16, 2014
    June 2014 to August 2014
    Bertram Flyer Summer 2014
    SHOW 10:00am
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    Our historic railroad operates vintage passenger cars pulled by our 1960 Alco Engine on three hour journeys to the town of Bertram. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the railroad as we cross highways, span the South San Gabriel River on the wooden trestle bridge, and roll through pastureland. Then step off in Bertram for our 15 minute layover to tour our fully restored 1912 train depot! Parties of two may be seated at shared tables for this event. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 1:00 PM

  • Murder on The Rails with Penfold Theatre Company
    Sunday Aug 10, 2014
    August 2014
    3:00pm
    Murder on The Rails with Penfold Theatre Company
    Sunday Aug 10, 2014
    August 2014
    Murder on The Rails with Penfold Theatre Company
    SHOW 3:00pm
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    This is a private event and tickets cannot be purchased through the Austin Steam Train Association. Please visit Penfold Theatre Company at http://www.penfoldtheatre.org/about/14season/murder_mystery for more information.

  • Summer Express Special
    Tuesday Jun 17, 2014 to Thursday Aug 14, 2014
    June 2014 to August 2014
    10:00am
    Summer Express Special
    Tuesday Jun 17, 2014 to Thursday Aug 14, 2014
    June 2014 to August 2014
    Summer Express Special
    SHOW 10:00am
    Get Tickets

    Our historic railroad operates vintage passenger cars pulled by our 1960 Alco Engine on three hour journeys to the town of Bertram. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the railroad as we cross highways, span the South San Gabriel River on the wooden trestle bridge, and roll through pastureland. Then step off in Bertram for our 15 minute layover to tour our fully restored 1912 train depot! It's a great way to while away a lazy summer day. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables for this event. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 12:30 PM

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