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GVRR PARKING NOTICE

GVRR PARKING ALERT FOR SATURDAY, MAY 8 – MOTHER’S DAY COTTON BELT ROUTE EXCURSION
Please note that parking is NOT available at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot on Saturday, May 8.

Please park at:
Grapevine Main Parking Garage (255 E. Dallas Rd.) – FREE for first 90 minutes; $1 per each additional hour Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Headquarters Building (636 S. Main St.), Premier Class Ticket Holders VIP Parking + free parking

Premier Class Parking Location: 709 S. Main St. – Section Foremen House (enter off E. Hudgins St. and at the second driveway on the right past the Blacksmith Shop), park behind the two-story yellow house

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Welcome to the Grapevine Vintage Railroad!

-- ADDRESS --
705 S. Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051

Want to find out how to reach us? Check out the Contact Us page.

-- ABOUT --

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad (GVRR) is a family-friendly attraction in Grapevine, Texas upon which passengers can travel on authentic 1920's-era Victorian train coaches along the historic Cotton Belt Route.

The train is in operation 10 months a year, taking a break in January and February for annual train inspections and track maintenance. Between March and June, the train runs every Saturday and Sunday.  Then in June, July and August the train runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  In August, September and October the train resumes a Saturday and Sunday schedule.  Then in November and December the train transforms into the North Pole Express, running most weekends as part of the Christmas Capital of Texas festivities.

For a full list of regular train schedules, please refer to our Schedules & Pricing page.

During most months of operation, GVRR also features special event train excursions such as the Kiss Me I'm Irish Express, Mother's Day Train, or Jazz Wine Trains, among many other unique events.

For a full list of GVRR special events, please refer to our Special Events page.

The coaches are pulled by one of two vintage locomotives: an 1896 steam locomotive nicknamed "Puffy" and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive nicknamed "Vinny".  (Note: The type of locomotive used for each excursion depends on equipment availability or repair status.)

 

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Q: What time does the train board in Grapevine?
   A: In Grapevine, boarding begins 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.  Please be aware that once the train starts moving, it cannot stop for late passengers. All passengers should be on board at least 15 minutes before departure. Ticket sales stop 5 minutes before the train departs.

Q: What are the differences between Touring and First Class seating? 
   A: The First Class coaches include air conditioning and Victorian-style, upholstered seating. Touring class coaches provide open-air travel during the summer months with vintage wooden-backed, bench-style seating. Although there are ceiling fans, the touring coaches are not air conditioned. All coaches are heated during the winter months.

Q: Is food available on the train? Can I bring snacks or my own beverages?
   A: A variety of food and drinks including bottled water, sodas, popcorn, hot dogs, candy, cookies and chips are available for purchase. All items are $1 to $2, cash or credit cards are accepted. Outside food and drinks are not allowed on the train.

Have more questions?  We've compiled a list of more than 50 common GVRR questions! Be sure to check out our FAQ page to learn more about GVRR and the excursions.