East Texas Quarterly Magazine Spring 2014 - Page 6

was designated as “saved” on the 2013 list. In 2012 more than 52,000 riders traveled the four and a half hour round trip between the Rusk and Palestine depots. More than 43,000 of those riders visited during the months of November and December for the “Polar Express” Train Ride Event. Riders can choose from open air seating cars for just $32 for adults and $20 for children 2-12. If you want to travel in luxury, try the “Lone Star Class.” You will have a personal car attendant, climate controlled table seating, along with beverage and snack service, all for