A Historical Perspective
A previous car named MOUNT VERNON was one of five 11 double bedroom sleepers built by Pullman Standard (Plan 4168 Lot 6865) for service on the Chesapeake & Ohio. The car was placed in service in 1950. MOUNT VERNON (and four sisters HOMESTEAD, MONTICELLO, NATURAL BRIDGE, and GREENBRIER) were regularly assigned to service between New York City and the resorts of White Sulphur Springs and Virginia Hot Springs. Seaboard Coast Line acquired the car in March 1970. It was acquired by Amtrak in 1971. Amtrak retired the car in the mid-1970s. Its current status is uncertain; it may have been scrapped.
Looking back further to the heavyweight passenger car era, our research discovered a heavyweight passenger named MOUNT VERNON. This car was a Pullman heavyweight sleeper (8 sections, 1 drawing room, 2 compartments), that was rebuilt approximately 1932 for assignment to Chesapeake & Ohio's "The George Washington." We are seeking photographs of this car.