History of Red Trains We're St. Augustine's ORIGINAL sightseeing train tour
The Red Trains are one of the oldest attractions in the state of Florida and boasts a past as colorful as the trains themselves. The trains have operated continuously since 1953 and were born from the “Saint Augustine Trailer Train Wars” between H.L. “Slim” McDaniel and Joseph “Joe” McClure. The trains were incorporated in 1967 and later became the property of another Saint Augustine legend, Mr. A.H. “Hoopie” Tebault.
Acquiring the Red Trains just seemed a natural progression in growing Ripley’s legacy in this beautiful city. Since 1953, the Red Sightseeing Trains have been yellow, blue, black and finally, red. Through all of the changes, one thing has remained the same. The trains have for years, and will continue to delight and educate visitors to our beautiful city by offering the highest quality tour that is second to none. Our highly skilled drivers and friendly staff welcome you to Saint Augustine and say “All Aboard” for the best tour the city has to offer.