Press Release – Kids driving you crazy? Bring them out for a ride on an antique narrow-gauge train along the Big Cypress Bayou in Jefferson, Texas. The railway will open on March 15 and run each Saturday through September 1.
Historic Jefferson Railway has added train rides during the week of spring break at 2:30 on March 15 and 16 with special pricing of $10 per ticket, plus tax. Enjoy the excellent view of the ride along the river in the open-canopied observation cars.
On Saturday, March 17, jump aboard the St. Patrick’s Day Express and see the “haunted” historic train depot decked out in green. Trains will depart at 12:30 and 2:30.
Every regularly scheduled train includes a stop at Diamond Don Gator Pit to view daily feedings of live alligators, with photo opportunities, depending on the weather.
Bring your RV or tent camp at Diamond Don RV just a short one mile from Jefferson, on the Big Cypress Bayou, keeping you close to the action. Beautiful wooded sites with lots of wildlife. Many of the RV sites have views of the Big Cypress Bayou. Free WIFI, showers, rest rooms and dump station. Launch your kayak or canoe right from the park. Enjoy fishing off the banks of the river. www.DiamondDonRVPark.com
Historic Jefferson Railway recreates the Golden Era of railroading aboard an antique gas-powered locomotive with narrated historical day trains each Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30. As you roll through the history laden Piney Woods, you’ll view a Confederate Powder Magazine and traverse the site of one of the oldest, historical towns in Texas, with historical ruins from the 1800’s. Learn about the unique ecology of the area and hear a tale or two about Bigfoot.
Bigfoot (also known in these parts as the Boggy Creek monster) has been sighted running along the railroad tracks as the sun begins to set. Is the tale of the Bigfoot sightings fact or fiction?
The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy website says “Jerry Hestand, Mark Porter and Charles DeVore investigated a number of cases in Marion County from reliable trustworthy people in or near these remote bottomlands. It is their assessment that it seems highly likely that events have been reported accurately”.
The train rolls right by the home of the Boggy Creek monster as depicted in the horror movie, “Boggy Creek”, filmed in Jefferson and Uncertain. The movie is loosely based on the old Big Foot or Sasquatch legends, says Brian T. Jaynes, director and producer.
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