Dominion Rail Voyages, LLC

The interior layout of MOUNT VERNON is similar to that of the traditional bedroom lounge car.

Dining-lounge area looking towards the vestibule end of the car.
Photo by John H. Kuehl

Dining-lounge area looking towards the kitchen and bedroom end of the car.
Photo by John H. Kuehl

A diagram of the car's interior layout.

MOUNT VERNON's lounge/dining area features a flexible floorplan. For smaller groups traveling longer distances, we use the first configuration depicted above, or a variation on that arrangement of tables and chairs. The tables can be used for playing cards or board games at times other than meal times. In addition, the tables can be repositioned together in a row down the center of the lounge, creating one large table for family-style dining. For larger groups traveling on day trips, we rearrange the furniture to use the higher capacity second configuration depicted above.

The car's entertainment system consists of a color television, DVD player, videotape player, audio CD player, and XM Satellite radio receiver played through a pair of stereo speakers at each end of the dining/lounge area.

The stainless steel kitchen is outfitted with a convection oven and a Jenn Aire grill top. There is storage for frozen, refrigerated and dry provisions. Our experienced chef will use these facilities to prepare menus ranging from multi-course meals to light hors d'oeuvres. Our charter clients are welcome to specify their menu preferences and special dietary needs in advance of a trip.

A spacious stainless steel shower compartment and a marble tiled changing area, quite possibly one of the most spacious on a private railroad car, is located between bedroom F and the kitchen.

The car has six bedrooms (A-F), each of which has an upper and lower bed, with a total of twelve beds. Five bedrooms (B-F) are available for guests, while one bedroom (A) is assigned to crew. Each of the bedrooms contains an enclosed bathroom annex with toilet and sink. Dividers can be retracted between pairs of bedrooms; this allows the creation of two bedroom suites (C-D and E-F) when desired by parties traveling together.

MOUNT VERNON sleeps 12 (up to 10 guests and 2 crew) in overnight service. MOUNT VERNON can accomodate up to 23 guests for daytime trips, but our experience suggests 12 to 15 guests is a more optimum number of guests for daytime trips.

The car is certified to operate in Amtrak and Via Rail Canada service; it is available for charter in the United States and Canada.

MOUNT VERNON is based on the Morristown & Erie Railway in northern New Jersey, a short distance from New York City.

For more information and charter price quotations, call us at 703-307-8960 or email us at

This page was updated on May29, 2009