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Interstate Car 101 was built by the Pullman Company in 1870. This car is an excellent example of passenger car construction in the late 19th Century.  As built, it contained an observation room, two state rooms, a dining area, facilities for the porter, and a kitchen area.

The car was purchased, second-hand, by the Interstate Railroad company in the early 1920's. It was used thereafter as an "official" car for the president of the railroad and covered a great deal of the nation's rail network in its heyday.

In 1959, the car was retired and transported from the Interstate's headquarters at Andover, Virginia to Dorchester Lake on Black Creek in Wise County, Virginia for use as a hunting cabin.  Mr. Josh Taggart of Wise Coal and Coke Company was the principal owner of the car at that time.

These properties were subsequently bought by Humphrey's Enterprises, who donated the car to The Gap Corporation in 1988.  The car was then taken to Big Stone Gap where it was restored to its present condition.  A cover was later build over the car to protect it from the weather.

Today, the 101 car serves as the tourist and information center.  Visit the car for a tour and for information about the many attractions in our area.


For additional information:
Call 523-2060

 Visit Us Online @ www.visitbigstonegap.org
Hours of Operation:
After Labor Day - April 30:  Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May1 - Labor Day:  Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Tourist Information Center is located about 1/2 mile from the US 23 exit in Big Stone Gap, Virginia