Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Grapevine Vintage Railroad


Get ready for a family-friendly excursion on the rails!

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad – located in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine – offers a unique experience on authentic 1920’s Victorian coaches.

Please note, tickets are non-refundable. Missed trains will not be refunded.

For scheduling reasons, train doors will be closed and locked 10 minutes prior to ticketed departure time. Passengers will NOT be allowed to board after doors are locked.


The Grapevine Vintage Railroad offers more than just standard train rides; throughout
the year discover many different special events including the adult-only Jazz Wine Trains or the annual family favorite North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge.

If you’re interested in hosting your own event, GVRR does offer the ability to book
private charters or coaches for your group.

If you’ve already got tickets and are on-board the train, be sure to check out
the Train Rider Info page which details points of interest along
the ride and answers common questions that come up during the ride.


705 S. Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051

Want to find out how to reach The Grapevine Vintage Railroad? Check out the Contact Us page.


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.)

— FAQ —

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.

Don’t forget to share your experience with The Grapevine Vintage Railroad!

Use the hashtags #GVRR and/or #GrapevineTX and we just might feature your content on our own social media accounts. Be sure to check out the GVRR Social Media page
or browse through some past rider pictures below!


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