Texas State Railroad

The Texas State Railroad chugs through the piney woods of East Texas.

Riding through forests, fields and mountains in vintage passenger coaches pulled by an old-fashioned steam or diesel locomotive provides groups with a little adventure away from the trappings of civilization, a nostalgic escape to bygone days.

Some of the most popular scenic trains operate in the mountains of Colorado, New England and the Appalachians. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, for example, travels through the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado, while Great Smoky Mountains Railroad explores a remote corner of North Carolina. At the height of the fall foliage season in the mountains of West Virginia, Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society offers New River Train excursions through the New River Gorge.

Consider scenic train excursion options for your next group trip