Hill Country Flyer

January 3rd, 2015 - November 21st, 2015

Hill Country Flyer

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 (weather permitting). 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.

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Murder Mystery - Walking Weird: a Zombie Adventure

February 21st, 2015 - February 28th, 2015

Murder Mystery - Walking Weird: a Zombie Adventure

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.

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Wine Flyer - Spring Sippers

March 7th, 2015

Wine Flyer - Spring Sippers

Join us on our first Wine Flyer of the season featuring delicious catering from Toot Sweet Café and wine from Texas' own Vineyard at Florence! Appetizers will be paired with refreshing local wines to compliment the season! Don’t miss this spring inspired affair! 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 a 15 min layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 6:00 PM, Returns 9:00 PM

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Bertram Flyer

March 15th, 2015 - November 22nd, 2015

Bertram Flyer

Our 44 mile round trip journey spans the South San Gabriel River and stops for a 15 minute layover at our historic Bertram Depot. The Depot, built by the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad in 1912, is an excellent example of turn of the century country-depot architecture. The fully restored interior features an operator’s bay, vintage operating equipment and historic photographs. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 2.5 hours round trip with a 20 minute layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 12:30 PM on Saturdays AND Departs 2:00 PM, Returns 4:30pm on Sundays.

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Spring Break Flyer

March 17th, 2015 - March 19th, 2015

Spring Break Flyer

All aboard the Spring Break Flyer! This special mid-week route departs from our historic Bertram Depot in Bertram, Texas and travels one hour to the city of Burnet. Passengers then enjoy a two hour layover in Burnet where you can have lunch, take a stroll around the historic town square, and watch the Wild West Gunfight. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 4 hours round trip with a 2 hour layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 11:00 AM, Returns 3:00pm.

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Bluebonnet Festival

April 11th, 2015 - April 12th, 2015

Bluebonnet Festival

The Hill Country Flyer makes a special trip to Burnet, the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas, for the 32nd annual Bluebonnet Festival! Festivities are a quick walk from the train station and include carnival, vendors, Biergarten and the Wild West Shootout (weather permitting). Visit bluebonnetfestival.org for more information about this annual event. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 8 hours round trip with a 4 hour layover on Saturday and 6 hours round trip with a 2 hour layover on Sunday. SCHEDULE: Saturday Departs 9:00 AM, Returns 5:00 PM. and Sunday Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 4:00 PM.

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Mother's Day Flyer

May 10th, 2015

Mother's Day Flyer

Treat Mom to a truly unique Mother’s Day experience! Our signature Bertram Flyer takes a special trip through the Texas Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. A brief 15 minute layover in Bertram allows families to explore our fully restored Bertram Depot and take pictures. Special surprises are in store for Mom on board! All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 2.5 hours round trip with a 20 minute layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 2:00 PM, Returns 4:30PM

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Murder Mystery - Perfect HARMony: a 60’s Sing-along

June 6th, 2015

Murder Mystery - Perfect HARMony: a 60’s Sing-along

A very vanilla singing group must make the transition to rock and roll, but not everyone is on board with the manager's plan for success. The 60's are swinging, and so is a dead body! 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.

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Wine Flyer - Summertime Soiree

June 7th, 2015

Wine Flyer - Summertime Soiree

The Wine Flyer returns during the lazy days of summer to refresh our passengers with wine and food pairings to celebrate the season! Lightening bugs and sweet tea inspire revitalizing appetizers from our friends at Toot Sweet Café and wine from Pilot Knob Vineyard. Welcome Texas’ longest season with the Summertime Soiree! 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 a 15 min layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 3:00 PM, Returns 6:00 PM.

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Burnet County Fair Flyer

June 20th, 2015

Burnet County Fair Flyer

Our signature 66 mile round trip Hill Country Flyer makes a special journey to the 2015 Burnet County Fair. This year’s fair celebrates “Texas Traditions” and will feature a BBQ lunch, arts and food vendors, a car club show, and the Wild West Gunfight (weather permitting)! Most festivities are held in the square, just a quick walk from the train station. For more information on the Burnet County Fair, passengers may visit burnetcountyfair.com. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 7 hours round trip with a 3 hour layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 5:00 PM.

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Father's Day Flyer

June 21st, 2015

Father's Day Flyer

Celebrate Dad with our 44 mile round trip journey on the Bertram Flyer! This trip spans the South San Gabriel River and stops for a 15 minute layover at our historic Bertram Depot. The Depot, built by the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad in 1912 features a fully restored interior with an operator’s bay, vintage operating equipment and historic photographs. Boxed lunch and drinks are included with your ticket. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 2.5 hours round trip with a 15 minute layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 11:30 AM, Returns 2:00PM

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Sunset Express

June 27th, 2015 - August 22nd, 2015

Sunset Express

Join us on this special evening version of our popular Bertram Flyer! Our journey spans the South San Gabriel River and stops for a 20 minute layover at our historic Bertram Depot. The Depot, built in 1912, is an excellent example of turn of the century country-depot architecture. Our journey back to Cedar Park is complete with a stunning hill country sunset and great photo opportunities. Adult-only cars and family friendly cars are available for this special trip! 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 a 20 minute layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 6:00 PM, Returns 9:00 PM.

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Independence Day Express

July 4th, 2015

Independence Day Express

All aboard this special Bertram Flyer to celebrate the red, white and blue! Our 44 mile round trip journey spans the South San Gabriel River and stops for a 15 minute layover at our historic Bertram Depot. The Depot, built by the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad in 1912, is an excellent example of turn of the century country-depot architecture. The fully restored interior features an operator’s bay, vintage operating equipment and historic photographs. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 2.5 hours round trip with a 15 minute layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 12:30 PM.

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Summertime Limited

July 22nd, 2015 - August 13th, 2015

Summertime Limited

Our 44 mile round trip Bertram Flyer makes a special mid-week trip for summer break! Our journey spans the South San Gabriel River and stops for a 15 minute layover at our historic Bertram Depot. The Depot, built in 1912 has a fully restored interior and features an operator’s bay, vintage operating equipment and historic photographs. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 2.5 hours round trip with a 20 minute layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 12:30 PM.

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Super Hero Flyer

August 1st, 2015

Super Hero Flyer

Our Bertram Flyer needs a hero! Can you help? Our 44 mile round trip features an action packed 3 hour ride where your super hero enjoys super food and drinks, and a visit by our very own Super Hero Squad! Costumes are encouraged. We will stop for 15 minutes at our historic Bertram Depot for a tour and photo opportunities! 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 a 15 minute layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 1:00 PM.

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Murder Mystery - Starstruck Express: a 20’s Hollywood Bash

August 8th, 2015

Murder Mystery - Starstruck Express: a 20’s Hollywood Bash

The glamour of 1920's Hollywood sparkles as bright young luminaries of the "talkies" replace the aging silent stars. But not everyone will go quietly on this promotional journey! 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.

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Princess Flyer

August 22nd, 2015

Princess Flyer

Our Bertram Flyer is aflutter with Princesses! Our 44 mile round trip features a leisurely 3 hour ride where your princess enjoys milk and cookies, and a visit by our very special Depot Princesses! Costumes and stuffed animals are encouraged. We will stop for 15 minutes at our historic Bertram Depot for a tour and photo opportunities! 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 a 15 minute layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 1:00 PM.

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Wine Flyer - Peaches, Plums and Pears

September 12th, 2015

Wine Flyer - Peaches, Plums and Pears

Summer falls into autumn as we welcome the September Wine Flyer! Peaches, Plums and Pears are the inspiration for our hors d'oeuvre and wine pairing courtesy of Toot Sweet Café and Bakery. Join us as we share the harvest and welcome in the crisp air of fall! 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 a 15 min layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 6:00 PM, Returns 9:00 PM.

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The Pumpkin Express

October 11th, 2015 - October 25th, 2015

The Pumpkin Express

Join us for this new annual tradition! The Pumpkin Express takes you to the sleepy town of Bertram where we will step off for 30 minutes to pick a pumpkin from the Depot Pumpkin Patch. Kids of all ages will enjoy a chat with Farmer Brown, take a tour of our historic 1912 train depot, and sip apple cider. So pack a lunch and jump on board! 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 a 30 minute layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 11:00 AM, Returns 2:00 PM.

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Murder Mystery - Dead Man’s Switch: an Apocalyptic  Fairytale

October 17th, 2015 - October 24th, 2015

Murder Mystery - Dead Man’s Switch: an Apocalyptic Fairytale

If you're a passenger on this ride, you're one of the select group being escorted to a safe haven before all hell breaks loose on the planet. But one member of the army escort knows not everyone will be saved. Who will survive? 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.

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Halloween Express

October 31st, 2015

Halloween Express

Climb aboard this special Hill Country Flyer to celebrate Halloween! We journey through the Texas Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel. 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 (weather permitting). Special tricks and treats will be on board and costumes are encouraged! 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.

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Veterans Day Flyer

November 8th, 2015

Veterans Day Flyer

Our Bertram Flyer rides today in honor of our veterans! This 44 mile round trip journey spans the South San Gabriel River and stops for a 15 minute layover at our historic Bertram Depot. Special entertainment will take place at 1:30 at the Cedar Park Depot, and will continue during the layover in Bertram. Veterans and active duty military ride for free, while their guests ride for half price. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 2.5 hours round trip with a 20 minute layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 2:00 PM, Returns 4:30 PM.

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Wine Flyer - Sips and Sweets

November 15th, 2015

Wine Flyer - Sips and Sweets

Winter brings the most anticipated Wine Flyer of the year! Spoil yourself with decadent deserts and cupcakes from Toot Sweet Bakery- a local Café with sweets almost too beautiful to eat! Paired dreamily with local wines from Stone House Vineyard from Spicewood, TX, this annual event is one of our favorite traditions! 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 a 15 min layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 3:00 PM, Returns 6:00 PM.

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North Pole Flyer 2015

November 29th, 2015 - December 20th, 2015

North Pole Flyer 2015

Children of all ages enjoy the North Pole Flyer- our railroad’s own Christmas story! This 2.5 hour excursion features Santa and Mrs. Clause, storytelling, hot cocoa and our signature Christmas cookie. Each car is decorated for the season and the North Pole Flyer story is read live on board! Visit http://austinsteamtrain.org/faqs#q9 for more information about this annual event. All cars are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. This ride is 2.5 hours round trip with no layover. SCHEDULE: Departs 10:00 AM, Returns 12:30 PM, Departs 2:00 PM, Returns 4:30 PM., and Departs 6:00 PM, Returns 8:30 PM.

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