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Public Run Day Information

On the third Saturday of each month, March through November, the members of Houston Area Live Steamers offer FREE rides to the public on our track (map). The dates and hours can be found here.

Track & Weather Updates now availble for Run Days!

HALS has established a call-in number so that on those rainy days, you can check to see if the trains are running.
It will also provide updates on early closings, late openings and any other condition that would affect the track. The Line is updated continiously beginning Thursday afternoon.
The number for the HALS Status Line is (888) 767-7660
You can not leave a message, as this line is dedicated to providing train status for Public Run Days.

Signup for our Public Run Day Reminder E-Mail

We will send you an e-mail prior to each schedued Run Day along with News and updates about activities at the track.

We will not share your email with anyone.

Here is a FUN video showing all the HALS activities, including Public Run Day.

All ages are welcome to ride. We have three club diesel engines that normally run the passenger trains, as well as private engines belonging to club members, but many times you will find a steam engine also running. We have specially designed cars for the young and the young at heart who enjoy hearing the clickety-clack of the rails. A newly designed car for standard-width wheelchairs is available for those needing special assistance.

At the Cypress Creek & Southern Railroad, we have a tower, Jackson Tower, where the dispatcher works by radio to keep the trains running smoothly and on time. Our new station is equipped with bathrooms and the loading platform provides for easy boarding.

A large gazebo provides weather protection for birthday parties and other group gatherings who use it during the run day. It is on a first-come first-serve basis and cannot be reserved. It's been known to accommodate 3 birthday parties at the same time. We share Zube Park, a Harris County Park, with soccer fields to the south of the Creek. Limited picnic facilities are available.

For our steam engines, we have a large turntable and steaming bay area. For loading and unloading of equipment, we provide an expertly designed transfer table. These facilities were designed and built by members of our club, a truly talented group.

But our original building, the M.O.W. (the Maintenance of Way Shed), is where the work has been done, the constructing of the track panels and switches, over 6,000 feet of mainline so far. There's more to come....
The FREE train rides that we provide each month
are our way of sharing our love of the hobby with the community.