Zilker Eagle reopens after derailing, temporarily closing

The Zilker Eagle miniature train has reopened after it derailed and was temporarily closed Sunday morning.

According to train officials on X (formerly Twitter), it appears the train track was tampered with, which caused the derailment.

Train officials later said that their crews check the tracks each morning to ensure they're clear. However, they say that after the train opened and was running, someone placed a large rock on the tracks which caused the train to derail.

No one on the train was hurt when it derailed.


The Zilker Eagle reopened in Zilker Park earlier this month after almost five years. 

The miniature train began offering rides in 1961, but closed down in 2019 after a storm damaged the tracks.