San Antonio Zoo celebrated the arrival of a new train on Monday.
The new train nods to the history of Brackenridge Park, re-introducing a diesel-styled engine to the fleet of three trains, and is the first new train to chug along the tracks here since the early 2000s. The new train was funded 100% by donations and will run on fuel donated by the Valero Energy Corporation. Fundraising for a second new train is currently underway.
Since 1956, the San Antonio Zoo Train, formerly known as the Brackenridge Eagle, has chugged along the tracks in Brackenridge Park, skirting the banks of the San Antonio River as it makes its way through one of San Antonio’s most popular parks.