Southern Pacific steam engine No. 786 is the centerpiece of the Austin Steam Train Association's historic excursions. When undergoing maintenance, a 1960 ALCO Diesel locomotive (the last operating engine of its kind) fills in. Runs are:
The Hill Country Flyer departs Cedar Park Saturday mornings for a 66-mile, round-trip ride through Texas Hill Country to Burnet. Before its return trip, passengers have time to picnic at a nearby park or restaurant, and shop on the square the way early Austinites spent their daytrips.
The Bertram Flyer departs Cedar Park on Sundays for a three-hour round-trip excursion to Bertam. The trip includes a short stop to explore the restored historic 1912 depot before returning to Cedar Park.
The Twilight Flyers offer murder mysteries, children's storybook specials, romantic evenings for two, the North Pole Flyer and more.
Early booking recommended.
See website for train schedule.