Wine tasting and dating
Great effort was exerted to ensure that the interior of the railcars evoked the spirit of opulent rail travel at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The Cabernet Sauvignon Lounge Car is one of the 1915 Pullmans that came from the Denver Rio Grande, originally built for the Northern Pacific Railway.
The Napa Valley Wine Train and Station will be closed Feb. The majority of the cars on the Napa Valley Wine Train’s consist were built in 1915 by the Pullman Standard Company as first class coaches for the Northern Pacific Railway for use on their premiere trains: the North Coast Limited and the Northern Pacific Atlantic Express.
You can still book your Wine Train Journey online or by calling us directly at 800-427-4124.
The red glass windows in this car are original, uncovered during the Napa Valley Wine Train’s restoration.
In 1960, the Denver Rio Grande Western Railroad bought several of these Northern Pacific cars for its Ski Train service from Denver to Winter Park.
They remained in service on the Denver Ski Train until they were purchased by the Napa Valley Wine Train in 1987.
Tour Alaska purchased the car in 1983 and renamed it “Mt.
Mc Kinley.” In 1989 the car went to California for the Sun Express and in 1990 was sold to Amtrak and numbered 9311.