What You'll Get
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- 05/21/17 Through 8/26/17: Two Excursion Tickets
- 05/21/17 Through 8/26/17: Four Excursion Tickets
This 44-mile, 3-hour round trip whisks passengers along the South San Gabriel River in air-conditioned cars. The excursion’s turning point is Bertram Depot, a historic, fully restored terminal originally built in 1912. During the 15-minute layover, passengers can disembark to peruse a vintage operator’s bay, operating equipment, and photographs from the railroad-laden turn of the century. Snacks and drinks are welcome on board, however no alcohol is allowed.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 26, 2017. Limit 4 per person. Online reservation required 72 hours in advance. 1-week advance reservations recommended. Valid only for 2017 Bertram Flyer excursions. Online reservations only. Phone and walk-up reservations are prohibited. Subject to availability. Valid only for option purchased. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must reserve together to sit together. Merchant is issuer of tickets - discount reflects current ticket prices, which may change. Ticket value includes all fees. No exchanges once reservation is processed. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Austin Steam Train Association
Austin Steam Train Association recreates steam-era railroading for guests who want a taste of the picturesque past. Rides aboard its diesel locomotive often include stops in Bertram to admire a restored 1912 train depot. Guests can ride in authentic cars from a variety of different historic trains. What's more, the diesel also hosts a variety of special events, including murder-mystery parties, holiday-themed rides, wine-tasting rides, and once-a-year, a kid-friendly adventure led by Thomas the Tank Engine.
When workers aren't running the trains, they're working on rebuilding them. The association originally began with the goal of refurbishing a Southern Pacific 786 locomotive that had sat in Austin park for 30 years. It aims to get the locomotive back to working condition so it can sound its whistle across the countryside once again.