GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (May 26, 2017) – Celebrate Grapevine’s railroad past, present and future at the brand new “Grapevine Rails: Rolling Through Time” Exhibit May 27 – September 17 in the Grapevine Tower Gallery, 636 S. Main St. The exhibit showcases the fascinating ways the railroad impacted the growth of Grapevine from a farming community in the 1840s to the world class destination it is today, as well as the continuing evolution of transportation with TEXRail and the bright future ahead.
The exhibit will be comprised of three separate areas that will focus on the Past, Present or Future of rail in Grapevine. In the Past section, learn about Grapevine’s rich rail history with stories from the early days of steam rail. In partnership with the Lone Star Hi-Railers Club, the exhibit will feature a 1,000 square-foot S-scale model railroad display offering timeless fun for all ages. Younger visitors can step back in time and play in the train yard featuring a replica of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad and the Grapevine Cotton Belt Depot.
The Present section will focus on information and events visitors can experience aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad throughout the year. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. In the Future section, learn about the future of transportation with TEXRail and engage with trains in the digital age with iPad stations featuring railroad-themed games.
The exhibit is open May 27 – September 17, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The Grapevine Tower Gallery is located inside the Visitor Information Center at 635 S. Main St.
After enjoying the Grapevine Rails Exhibit, step aboard authentic 1920s-era Victorian coaches for a variety of train excursions along the historic Cotton Belt Route. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad operates most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and excursions include the Grapevine Fun Train, Grapevine to Fort Worth Stockyards Excursion and Trinity River Ride. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.GVVR.com.