GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (February 12, 2014) - Hop aboard to ride the rails on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad (GVRR)! On Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, the GVRR resumes weekly excursions from Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards and the Stockyards Trinity River Ride, departing from the Fort Worth Stockyards. To celebrate the 2014 opening weekend, the GVRR will offer special Trains for Troops tickets and discounts. On February 15 and 16, all currently serving members of the military and veterans will receive a free ticket on the GVRR with military ID. Family members accompanying these military personnel will receive a special military discount.

Grapevine will also pay tribute to members of the military at "Mail Call" - A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition at Grapevine's Tower Gallery, located at 636 S. Main St. The exhibit explores the history of America's military postal system and examines how even in today's era of instant communication, troops overseas continue to treasure mail delivered from home. Admission is free and the exhibit is open daily now through April 15. Passengers on the GVRR can view the exhibit before the train departs for Fort Worth.

The GVRR's Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards excursions depart from the Historic Cotton Belt Depot, 705 S. Main St., at 1 p.m. and return to Grapevine at approximately 5:45 p.m. The Stockyards Trinity River Ride departs at 2:45 p.m. and returns at approximately 3:45 p.m. Throughout the year, the GVRR also offers special annual events such as the Jazz Wine Trains, Day Out With ThomasTM, North Pole Express® and more.

Tickets are based on availability and do sell out. To receive the family military discount, please enter code GVRRMILITARY when ordering online. Active, reserve and veteran military personnel should bring their military ID to the Cotton Belt Depot to receive their ticket. For tickets, pricing or special events information, call 817-410-3185 or visit For additional information about Grapevine, please call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or visit

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