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Jay Gould was an interesting character in history. Jefferson didn’t want the railroad because the were a steamboat economy. When denied Gould said grass will be growing in the streets. Shortly thereafter the Army Corp of Engineer’s blew up the ancient log jam and stranded...More
My husband and I were visiting Jefferson and, quite by accident, came across the Jay Gould Railway Car. We decided to take the guided tour (which is offered just once a day, at 1:00 pm), and are so glad we did. It was a guided...More
Our tour guide made this tour all worth it! I wish I could remember her name - she was lovely! She was very knowledgeable and answered all of my mom's questions (it was just us three). You could tell she loved the Excelsior and was...More
We took the tour of the railroad car and it was very interesting. The wood work and amenities of this train were truly incredible. If you were going to travel on a train, this would be the way to do it.