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

  • Hill Country Flyer Winter/Spring 2014
    Saturday Jan 4, 2014 to Saturday May 31, 2014
    January 2014 to May 2014
    10:00am
    Hill Country Flyer Winter/Spring 2014
    Saturday Jan 4, 2014 to Saturday May 31, 2014
    January 2014 to May 2014
    Hill Country Flyer Winter/Spring 2014
    SHOW 10:00am
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    The 66 mile round trip aboard the Hill Country Flyer is our original and most popular train ride! The train, pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive, departs from our Cedar Park depot at 10:00am and travels to Burnet through the Texas Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the S. San Gabriel River and traveling through Short Creek Canyon. Enjoy lunch on your own, a leisurely stroll around the square, and the wild west gunfight during the two and a half hour layover in Burnet. Train returns to Cedar Park, arriving at about 4:00pm. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables for this event. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 4:00 PM

  • Bertram Flyer Spring 2014
    Sunday Mar 2, 2014 to Sunday May 25, 2014
    March 2014 to May 2014
    2:00pm
    Bertram Flyer Spring 2014
    Sunday Mar 2, 2014 to Sunday May 25, 2014
    March 2014 to May 2014
    Bertram Flyer Spring 2014
    SHOW 2:00pm
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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 2:00 PM, Returns 5:00 PM

  • Mother's Day Flyer
    Sunday May 11, 2014
    May 2014
    2:00pm
    Mother's Day Flyer
    Sunday May 11, 2014
    May 2014
    Mother's Day Flyer
    SHOW 2:00pm
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    Looking for something different for Mother's Day this year? Treat mom to a special day aboard the train and join us for a Bertram Flyer she won’t forget! While enjoying this relaxing 3 hour ride she’ll be provided with a treat from us along with beautiful music from a local violin favorite. (Parties of two may be seated at shared tables for this event.) SCHEDULE: Departs 2:00 pm, Returns 5:00 pm.

  • Bertram Flyer Summer 2014
    Saturday Jun 7, 2014 to Saturday Aug 23, 2014
    June 2014 to August 2014
    10:00am
    Bertram Flyer Summer 2014
    Saturday Jun 7, 2014 to Saturday Aug 23, 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

  • 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 Fundays Bertram Flyer
    Tuesday Jun 17, 2014 to Thursday Aug 14, 2014
    June 2014 to August 2014
    10:00am
    Summer Fundays Bertram Flyer
    Tuesday Jun 17, 2014 to Thursday Aug 14, 2014
    June 2014 to August 2014
    Summer Fundays Bertram Flyer
    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 1:00 PM

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