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 2015) 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. Or book online anytime. All aboard!
- Friday Nov 28, 2014 to Sunday Dec 21, 2014November 2014 to December 20141:30pm to 5:00pmFriday Nov 28, 2014 to Sunday Dec 21, 2014November 2014 to December 2014North Pole Flyer 2014SHOW 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Our 1960 Alco diesel powers the North Pole Flyer, our railroad's own Christmas ride! Each car is decorated for the season, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on board the train. Santa has a gift for each child, while Mrs. Claus and her helper serve delicious Christmas cookies, and all passengers enjoy complimentary hot chocolate! Read long with our Christmas story, The North Pole Flyer, as you spend time with family and friends riding in our vintage train cars. This approximately 2 hour round trip to Bertram does not stop and deboard as all events take place on board the train. http://austinsteamtrain.org/austin-steam-train-association/faqs#q9
- Saturday Jan 3, 2015 to Saturday Nov 21, 2015January 2015 to November 201510:00amSaturday Jan 3, 2015 to Saturday Nov 21, 2015January 2015 to November 2015Hill Country FlyerSHOW 10:00am
This 66 mile round trip excursion journeys through the Texas Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. During the two hour layover in Burnet you can enjoy lunch on your own, a leisurely stroll around the historic town square and the Wild West Gunfight. Finally, relax and enjoy our historic cars as the train returns to Cedar Park in the afternoon. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 6 hours round trip with a 2 hour layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 4:00 PM.
- Sunday Jan 11, 2015 to Sunday Feb 1, 2015January 2015 to February 20153:00pmSunday Jan 11, 2015 to Sunday Feb 1, 2015January 2015 to February 2015Capital City ExpressSHOW 3:00pm
This 60 mile round trip adventure is our newest route and only chance to head into Austin! This unique ride leads us through the McNeil Interlocker and Plaza Saltillo before our turn on the wye at Austin Junction to head back to Cedar Park. See Austin from a different perspective on board the Capital City Express! All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 3 hours round trip with no layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 3:00 PM, Returns 6:00 PM.
- Saturday Feb 14, 2015February 201510:00am
- Saturday Feb 21, 2015 to Saturday Feb 28, 2015February 20157:00pmSaturday Feb 21, 2015 to Saturday Feb 28, 2015February 2015Murder Mystery - Walking Weird: a Zombie AdventureSHOW 7:00pm
Some cast members of cable's hot zombie show "The Walking Weird" don't care for casting decisions and plot twists! Do you have the "braaaains" to figure out who's out for blood? Your ticket on the Murder Mystery includes train ride, entertainment, box dinner, beer, and wine. Guests ages 17 and older only! All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 3 hours round trip with no layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 7:00 PM, Returns 10:00 PM.
- Saturday Mar 7, 2015March 20156:00pmSaturday Mar 7, 2015March 2015Wine Flyer - Spring SippersSHOW 6:00pm
Join us on our first Wine Flyer of the season featuring delicious catering from Toot Sweet Café. Appetizers will be paired with refreshing local wines to compliment the season! Don’t miss this spring inspired affair! The winery for this event will be announced soon. Wine Flyers are 21 and up only. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 3 hours round trip with no layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 6:00 PM, Returns 9:00 PM