Dogwood Steam Train Excursion

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Event Details

Sit back and listen to the cry of the old steam engine while watching the dogwoods, redbuds, jasmine and plum trees flow magically by. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. Mar 16-19, 23-26, 30-Apr2

Dogwood Steam Train Excursion

Address : Texas State Railroad State Park Rusk TX
Phone : 800-442-8951   (Always call and confirm events.)


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