Built in 1952 as one of the first ten full dome cars constructed by Pullman Standard, the Vista Dome is a two-story rail car offering exclusive luxury dining upstairs and a state of the art kitchen downstairs.First in service on the Olympia Hiawatha, it was dubbed “The Columbia” when it sold to Canadian National, then to Via on the Super Continental. Mc Kinley” before it went to California for the Sun Express and later to Amtrak.Originally built for the Northern Pacific Railway in 1915, this Pullman comes from the Denver Rio Grande.The car still bears its first owner’s logo, the Northern Pacific Yin-Yang, and features original red glass windows that were uncovered when it was restored and an observation deck for guests to enjoy the beautiful Napa Valley weather.
Seated seasonally May through October, the Silverado Car is an excellent way to enjoy the Napa Valley summers and harvests.
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.
Our locomotives were built in Montréal, Canada, at Montreal Locomotive Works, the Canadian equivalent to the American Locomotive Company (ALCO).
NVR70 was built in 1958 and 71,72 & 73 were built in 1959.