This story has been updated from a previous post.
The Texas State Railroad appears to be on track.
In late January, the tourist railroad announced via email that ticket sales were underway for excursions in 2017. The “Dogwood Special Brunch Train” was announced for April 2, followed by “Piney Woods Excursions” on April 28-29. In February, a Sunday run was scheduled for March 26, and other excursions are planned for the rest of the year, according to TSR’s website.
In December, an email announcing layoffs and the railroad’s closure from TSR’s former marketing manager, Janet Gregg, was distributed, but operators quickly refuted it. Ed Ellis, president of Iowa Pacific Holdings, the railroad’s operator, sent an email saying the message was unauthorized and TSR was only being idled in January and February.