On the Right Track
Railcars once used as first-class coaches for Northern Pacific Railway’s premiere trains—the North Coast Limited and the Northern Pacific Atlantic Express—and its Ski Train service from Denver to Winter Park now carry Wine Train passengers through the lush Napa Valley landscape. Built entirely out of steel in 1915 by the Pullman Standard Company, they were the height of technological advancement of their time, with electric lights, steam heat, and arched windows.
After acquiring them in 1987, the Napa Valley Wine Train undertook an extensive restoration project to restore and reimagine the cars—Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions, and velveteen fabric armchairs. Luxurious interiors evoking the spirit of opulent rail travel at the beginning of the twentieth century.