Hill Country Flyer

Hill Country Flyer

Come aboard the Hills Country Flyer for a 66-mile round trip excursion that journeys through the Texas Hill Country. You’ll cross the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. With a two-hour layover in Burnet, you can enjoy lunch on your own, a leisurely stroll around the historic town square and the Wild West Gunfight (weather permitting). Come the afternoon, enjoy the historic cars as the train returns to Cedar Park in the afternoon. The Hills Country Flyer is a six hour round trip with a two hour layover. January 2nd, 2016, the train will depart at 10:00 am and return at 4:00 pm. Ticket prices range from $27-$52.


All the cars are pulled by the 1960 Alco diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at shared tables. The mission of the Austin Steam Train Association is to preserve, interpret and re-create the first-hand experience of historic steam-era railroading for the enjoyment and edification of today’s families and the generations to come.


The trains that run offer a museum experience in three different ways. First, the passengers ride in railroad cars—the newest of which is sixty-five years old. Riders are able to experience the comfort of the period of the equipment built between the 1920s and 1950. Second, the service provided, especially in the lounge cars, mimics that offered by the porters who staffed our cars when they ran in mainline revenue service on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe; Denver & Rio Grande Western; Missouri Pacific; Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific; New York, Chicago & St. Louis (Nickel Plate); New York Central; and Pennsylvania railroads. Third, the printed brochure provided to passengers and the elaborate guidebook describing the train and route give riders and museum visitors a substantial understanding of historic railroading and our contemporary A&TC operation.


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About Allison: Allison co-founded the Gaddy Group and manages the company’s Austin, Texas operations. In addi...

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