The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

December 19, 2010

Texas State Railroad plans New Year's Eve Masquerade Dinner Train

PALESTINE — The Texas State Railroad is holding its Third Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Dinner Train on Dec. 31.

The evening will begin with a champagne reception and live musical entertainment by RSVP Jazz Duo. Guests will then enjoy an evening train excursion complete with a three-course meal, candlelight setting and entertainment.

“We always have such a wonderful time on our dinner trains,” said Lori Pennington, Texas State Railroad marketing manager. “The New Year’s Eve Dinner Train is always so much fun with jazz music, masquerade masks and great food. It is a unique way to celebrate the New Year!”

Dinner entrée options include your choice of marinated cider ribeye steak or shredded parmesan Italian chicken breast paired with complimentary side dishes. Dessert options include a German chocolate pie or cheesecake with strawberries to be served with coffee on the return trip from the Mewshaw Siding. Guests may bring one bottle of wine or champagne to enjoy with the meal.

Champagne reception and live musical entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Palestine Depot and the dinner train will depart at 7:30 p.m. and return at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Guests may bring their own masquerade mask or purchase one at the reception.

Tickets are $89 per person for couples 21 and over. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required. Ticket sales end Dec. 28. Lee Loveless Photography will be taking pictures throughout the evening. Photos will be available for purchase at the end of the night. For reservations, visit or call 1-888-987-2461.

The historic Texas State Railroad offers steam and diesel excursions through the scenic piney woods of East Texas. Special events and dinner trains are held throughout the year. For more information, log onto or for reservations and schedules, call 1-888-987-2461.


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