Grapevine Vintage Railroad 2020: The Great Train Heist

  • Phone: (817) 410-3185
  • Time: Check in: 12:20 p.m.
  • Price: $18 - $26
  • Great Train Heist: All aboard for the new Great Train Heist! Keep an eye out for greedy outlaws onboard the Cotton Belt Route Excursion to the Stockyards. Join in on the fun, and help railroad detectives solve the mystery of who robbed the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.

    Step back in time with a nostalgic ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. The railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives, including "Puffy" the 1896 steam locomotive, the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, and "Vinny," a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. Throughout the year, The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The 21-mile trip rolls at a leisurely pace and is perfect for the entire family.


    February 23 - April 11 - Saturday and Sunday (No Trains to Stockyards Apr. 12)
    March 9, 10, 12 and 13 - Spring Break
    June 28 - August 16 - Saturday and Sunday (Dates vary/TBA)
    August 22 - November 22 - Saturdays  (No Trains to Stockyards Oct. 31) 
    November 27 - December 23 - North Pole Express® - No Trains to Stockyards
    December 26 - 30 - After Christmas Trains to Ft. Worth Stockyards (Trains decorated for Christmas)


    Check-in:  Grapevine 12:20 p.m.
    Depart:  Grapevine 12:50 p.m.
    Arrive:  Stockyards 2:30 p.m. (approximate, subject to delays)

    Stockyards Check-in: 4:05 p.m.
    Depart:  Stockyards 4:15 p.m.
    Arrive:  Grapevine 5:45 p.m. (approximate, subject to delays)


    First Class: $26.00
    (Coaches are heated and air-conditioned, upholstered seats.)

    Touring Class: $22.00
    (Coaches are heated and air-conditioned, padded seating.)

    Economy Class: $18.00
    (Coaches are open air, seats are wooden benches.)

    Passengers 13 months and older must purchase a ticket.

    For more than 12 seats call +1.817.410.3579 for group pricing.

    The train boards 30 minutes prior to departure.

    Same day ticket sales are subject to walk up availability.  Tickets are non-refundable.

    The Grapevine Vintage Railroad makes every attempt to adhere to the posted schedules. However, GVRR cannot guarantee arrival times due to sharing rails with TEXRail, Freight Trains and Amtrak. Delays or cancellations may also occur due to emergency track maintenance. The GVRR is considered an excursion train and is essentially a guest on the tracks and other railroads get higher priority with the dispatcher. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad does not offer refunds or compensation due to delays. On rare occasions, delays can be an hour or longer. Due to pre-determined train schedules, we are unable to extend our time in the stockyards. Refunds will be given due to cancellation.

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