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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 April 17, 2017
frogcarguy
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Denison, Texas
A Glimpse of History

This rail car tour lets you feel like you are stepping back in time. I has been beautifully... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
Tresha E
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Gilmer, Texas
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Reviewed April 17, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 12, 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.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 31, 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

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed December 5, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 23, 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

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed November 13, 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.

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

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed November 6, 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

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed October 20, 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

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

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed October 19, 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.

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

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The tour of the railroad car was really interesting. We found out a lot about Jay Gould and his family. The guide was very informative and just seeing the car and the furnishings was great.

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

Thank you for the review!

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krussell4
April 27, 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
October 7, 2016|
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We have tours available on the Nov 23, 25 & 26th at 1 p.m. each of those days.
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