The Texas State Railroad is a historic 25-miles railroad between Rusk and Palestine, TX. There are many riding options available throughout the year. You will adore the Piney Woods Train Excursions, a scenic round trip through the picturesque East Texas Countryside. In November and December experience the Polar Express, a family adventure with festively decorated train cars, dancing chefs, hot chocolate and a reading of the popular The Polar Express book, read and recorded by Liam Neeson. Santa will greet you when you arrive at the station, a quick walk from the North Pole Village. Unforgettable.