Celebrate Father’s Day aboard Steam Train

-Press release

In celebration of Father’s Day, the Historic Jefferson Railway will offer a discount to all fathers on, June 17 when accompanied by their children. The fun is riding on us! Create memories by sharing this special day with your family as the railway recreates the Golden Era of railroading, aboard a live steam train.

The narrated day tours depart on Saturday at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30. Each train ride includes a stop to see our alligators. Come join us for lunch and a free movie. Hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, snacks and beverages available at the depot $1.00-$2.50.

Riders will see a Confederate Powder Magazine along the five-mile tour as well as the historical ruins of the Clark and Boice Sawmill and the first iron foundry in East Texas. Hear about the history of Jefferson and the ecology of the area. Take a relaxing ride through the wetlands along the Big Cypress Bayou with views of the natural terrain.

The steam train was built in 1964 for Six Guns Territory in Florida and moved to Jefferson in 1986. It is a Crown Metals reproduction of the 1870’s American class 4-4-0 steam locomotive chris­tened the Robert E. Lee and known as Engine #7. The open car coach seats still carry the custom medallions cast into them designed especially for the Six Guns amusement park.

Bring the RV or tent camp at the Diamond Don RV Park, just one mile from downtown Jefferson. RV sites with water and electric, surrounded by beautiful wooded acreage, many with views of the Big Cypress Bayou. RV Park includes showers, rest rooms and free wi-fi.

Union Pacific recognizes Jefferson in their “Train Town USA” registry, so make it a full train week­end in Jefferson by including a visit to the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad Museum and touring Jay Gould’s “Atalanta” private railroad car. Come shop, dine and stay in beautiful, historic Jefferson.

Historic Jefferson Railway is located at 400 E. Austin in Downtown Jefferson, Texas. For infor­mation on pricing, schedule and events, please visit www.JeffersonRailway.com or call 866-398-2038…

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