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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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A Must See!

It is incredible that this piece of history was found and is restored in Jefferson. Stepping into... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
TrueTexasTraveler
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Amarillo, Texas
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In the golden age of US passenger railroading this car was the personal transportation of Jay Gould... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
BillNDianeW
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Fort Worth, Texas
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210 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2204
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Reviewed 7 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 21 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 3 November 2016

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 20 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.

Thank Stephanie A
Nikki E, General Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you for the review!

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.

Thank DeeAnne M
Nikki E, General Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you for the review!

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...More

Thank Gayle M
Nikki E, General Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed the tour.

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...More

Thank Lisa M
Nikki E, General Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you for the review.

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.

Thank John L
Nikki E, General Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

We are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for the review.

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...More

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Nikki E, Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

So glad you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a must see! I was SO surprised at the elegant furnishings and the royal appearance of this railroad car!! Very nice!!

Thank Peevy S
Nikki E, General Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

We are glad that you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 15 June 2016

It is always interesting to travel places like the Biltmore or Hearst Castle and see how the very rich lived; especially a century ago. Such is the case with Atalanta, the personal transport of railroad developer Jay Gould. The train car is amazing--- the attention...More

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Nikki E, General Manager at Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for your review. This is a great piece of history that we have here in Jefferson!

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krussell4
28 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
8 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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