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The Grapevine Vintage Railroad: Get robbed while riding a steam powered train!

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Have you ever wondered what it is like riding a steam powered train, and how it feels when six shootin' outlaws board the train, and help themselves to the goodies. Well, those days of old are not completely gone; at least, not in Grapevine Texas.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad, located in Grapevine, Texas gives tourists the opportunity to get on-board "Puffy," a train pulled by an 1896 steam locomotive, and ride it 21 miles to Fort Worth. And, if the scenic ride is not enough, during the summer months, the train gets robbed twice a day. Now, who would not want to be on a train, that you know is going to be robbed (Duh)! People actually stand in line for tickets to ride this train, and they bring their kids. Go figure!

The locomotive, "Puffy" is the oldest continuously operating steam engine locomotive in the South. Not only do you get a great view of old buildings and other scenery on this trip, there are other special events promoted by the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. These include, Day Out With Thomas, Great Train Robberies, North Pole Express and other events for the entire family.

One event that you will not see elsewhere is the "Fort Worth Stockyard's Cattle Drive," where cowboys herd Texas Longhorns along Exchange Street twice daily. Puffy usually arrives in Fort Worth just in time for its riders to watch this old west tradition.

Dates and times for these events can be found at Grapevine Vintage Railroad and Fort Worth Herd Longhorn Cattle Drive.

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