OTOL Louisiana-Texas RailFest 2018
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July 11-20, 2018

New Orleans * Houston * San Antonio * Austin

Created 8/6/17; Updated 7/8/18

OTOL Louisiana-Texas RailFest 2018 should be another exciting event. We will ride all existing light rail lines in Houston, get up to date on streetcar riding in New Orleans, and ride MetroRail in Austin. Amtrak will be represented too in the name of the CRESCENT, SUNSET LIMITED, and TEXAS EAGLE.



Wednesday, July 11
Depart from various Northeastern cities on southbound CRESCENT.

Thursday, July 12
Arrive in New Orleans in the evening. Overnight in New Orleans.

Friday, July 13
Ride all streetcar lines. Overnight in New Orleans.

Saturday, July 14
Ride westbound SUNSET LIMITED from New Orleans to Houston. Overnight in Houston.

Sunday, July 15
Ride all light rail lines in Houston. Overnight in Houston.

Monday, July 16
Time for sightseeing. Ride westbound SUNSET LIMITED from Houston to San Antonio in the evening. Overnight in San Antonio.

Tuesday, July 17
Sightseeing day. Overnight in San Antonio.

Wednesday, July 18
Ride northbound TEXAS EAGLE in the morning from San Antonio to Austin. Ride MetroRail round trip in the afternoon between Austin and Leander. Overnight in Austin.

Thursday, July 19
Leave mid-morning on northbound TEXAS EAGLE.

Friday, July 20
TEXAS EAGLE arrives Chicago in afternoon.



OTOL LOUISIANA-TEXAS RAILFEST 2018
GENERAL PAGES
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List of participantsUpdated 7/3/18
Tentative ItineraryUpdated 7/15/18
LTRF Red SignalsUpdated 7/14/18
NEW ORLEANS PAGES
HOUSTON PAGES
SAN ANTONIO PAGES
AUSTIN PAGES







OTOL LOUISIANA-TEXAS RAILFEST 2018
NEW ORLEANS PAGES
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List of NORTA streetcar routesUpdated 4/10/18
New Orleans linksUpdated 4/14/18
New Orleans transit costsCreated 5/13/18
New Orleans restaurantsUpdated 3/30/18
New Orleans hotelsUpdated 6/3/18







OTOL LOUISIANA-TEXAS RAILFEST 2018
HOUSTON PAGES
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List of MetroRail light rail routesUpdated 4/9/18
Houston linksCreated 4/15/18
Houston transit costsUpdated 7/8/18
Houston restaurantsUpdated 4/17/18
Houston hotelsUpdated 6/2/18







OTOL LOUISIANA-TEXAS RAILFEST 2018
SAN ANTONIO PAGES
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San Antonio linksCreated 4/15/18
San Antonio restaurantsCreated 4/22/18
San Antonio hotelsUpdated 6/2/18







OTOL LOUISIANA-TEXAS RAILFEST 2018
AUSTIN PAGES
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List of Cap Metro
commuter rail routes
Updated 4/10/18
Austin linksCreated 4/15/18
Austin transit costsUpdated 5/6/18
Austin hotelsUpdated 7/7/18