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Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car

210 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2204
+1 903-665-2513
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Jay Gould's Railroad Car

Lisa, our guide was a long time resident of Jefferson and has done significant research into the... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Janethetford
,
Irving
Few of these Survive

This old railroad car shows how Jay Gould lived while on the road. It is quite luxurious and has... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
frogcarguy
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Denison, Texas
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210 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2204
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Lisa, our guide was a long time resident of Jefferson and has done significant research into the history of several events that have taken place in Jefferson. she took great interest in researching the Diamond Bessie murder and what actually took place. She even drove...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This old railroad car shows how Jay Gould lived while on the road. It is quite luxurious and has some ingenious devices. The railroad then sold it to a family that lived in it for 20+ years before the Jefferson garden club bought it. Fortunately,...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This rail car tour lets you feel like you are stepping back in time. I has been beautifully restored with great attention to even minute details.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very interesting that this historical item ended up in an out of the way place like Jefferson. Cool to see this bit of history here. Jefferson itself was also much more impressive than we had imagined for this part of Texas. A town who's hayday...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you like history and have the time, it is well worth booking a tour of Jay Gould's restored, live-in railroad car called Atalanta. You can not go in the car on your own, you have to get your ticket and tour time at the...More

1  Thank James H
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is not just any old railroad car. It was honesly used by Jay Gould and his family and has been renovated very nicely. You get the opportunity to see the luxury available to a wealthy family who could afford their own train car for...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Had seen this a couple of years ago. We stayed at the hotel across the street, which made this event very easy. The cars were interesting and I have thought about them since.

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Nikki E, General Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Thank you for the review!

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

It is incredible that this piece of history was found and is restored in Jefferson. Stepping into Atalanta allows you to see how the wealthiest traveled in the late 1800's. It will make you long for the days of fancy passenger rail travel and may...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

In the golden age of US passenger railroading this car was the personal transportation of Jay Gould and family, similar to Donald Trump's personal 757 aircraft of today. You have to buy your ticket at the hotel across the street and you are assigned a...More

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Nikki E, General Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thank you for the great review!

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

So happy we were able to tour this piece of history. I was blown away on how intricate the details were and how luxurious the railroad car was.

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Nikki E, General Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

Thank you for the review!

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krussell4
27 April 2017|
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Response from frogcarguy | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, and this is from memory, our tour was at 11:00 and was $10 per adult. Purchase tickets, get times from the Excelsior Hotel across the street.
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jantx12
7 October 2016|
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Response from Nancy C | Property representative |
We have tours available on the Nov 23, 25 & 26th at 1 p.m. each of those days.
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