Great Northern 441 Luxury Locomotive Lodge

Luxury Caboose “J.J.”

Luxury Caboose “J.J.” at night

  Bedroom of J.J.  

Is this the world’s most luxurious caboose?

Named for James Jerome Hill, the Empire Builder of the Great Northern Railway, Luxury Caboose “J.J.” offers a cozy and inviting Western retreat.

It’s the newest addition to the Izaak Walton Inn’s Luxury Railcar Accommodations.

Living room of J.J.

Like Great Northern 441, J.J. creatively blends wood, leather and stone to reflect Montana’s rich flora, fauna and landscape. Walls of turquoise aspen and rustic barn wood, accented with recycled chocolate leather, warmly envelope the soothing leather furnishings.

Kitchen in J.J.

The kitchen boasts a full refrigerator, gas range, microwave and copper sink. Lotus granite countertops, glazed hickory cabinetry, and the blue pine eating bar compliment the rich wood interior.


The barn wood throughout J.J. displays 12 different pieces of antique barbed wire from the late 1800s, when Montana became a state.

Barb wire accent in J.J.
Bedroom of J.J.

The bedroom is walled in spalted birch and barn wood, accented with recycled leather. The queen size bed has a denim duvet adorned with a Glacier Park Pendleton and Hudson Bay pillow shams, echoing the theme of Great Northern’s sleeping cars.


J.J.’s cupola has been converted to an upper bunk, complete with a view of the BNSF mainline.

It's accessible by a built-in ladder with handrails.

It’s finished in blue pine with the same walnut flooring as the rest of the caboose.

A Pendleton tops the full size bed.

The kids will love sleeping on top of the world!

  Cupola ladder in J.J.  
Cupola of J.J.

  Bathroom of J.J.  

The bathroom and shower are framed by walls of travertine stone accented with green rainforest marble tiles.

Travertine stone wall in J.J.

Floor Plan of Luxury Caboose “J.J.”

Floor plan of Luxury Caboose "J.J."

J.J. at night

Luxury Caboose J.J. . . bringing up a trainload of dreams.


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All photos copyright Bill Christopher, Ken Caflisch and Tom Lambrecht

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