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Address: 210 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2204
Phone Number: +1 903-665-2513

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A step back in time

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
marycathyjoneslmp
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Huntsville, Texas
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Huntsville, Texas
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 traveling. It has a living room, several bedrooms with sinks, a kitchen and place for... More 

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Tulsa
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Amarillo, Texas
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412 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 make you want to grow a beard.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 tour guide who is very knowledgeable of the history and restoration of this wonderful rail... More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Sweetwater, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We drove by this place and decided to stop. Glad we did! It was a very fun, informative tour. They have really tried to restore the railroad car to it's former splendor. We enjoyed the tour guides history and explanation of the functional parts of the car. Well worth the time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Jay Gould's Atalanta Railroad Car was interesting, in that it was decked out for the extreme rich of the 1800's. It was the symbol of this man's importance in the town of Jefferson, TX back when the railroads made this little town a thriving place or commerce. It is located straight across the street from the Excelsior House Hotel. The... More 

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Pineville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Enjoyed taking portraits there and my grandson had a blast on the car even though it was closed. Worth a stop.

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Dallas, Texas
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93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

My half hour tour of the Jay Gould Train Car was well worth the $5 in admission. The train car is the story of the re-birth of Jefferson, how the town lost the train route, and the story of the richest train car that I have ever seen. There were four state rooms (bed rooms) and about two sitting rooms... More 

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