MOUNT VERNON
PPCX 800708


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New York to Portland OR and return for the NRHS 2005 convention, June - July 2005


Virginia Rail Investments Corporation leased MOUNT VERNON to accompany their KITCHI GAMMI CLUB for a trip from New York City to the NRHS 2005 convention at Portland, Oregon and return. This was a trip of 20 days that operated by way of the Cardinal, the California Zephyr, a Trains Unlimited Tours special train between Oakland CA and Portland OR, the Coast Starlight, the Empire Builder and the Lake Shore Limited. The NRHS 2005 convention committee leased MOUNT VERNON and KITCHI GAMMI CLUB for use in a convention excursion train. "The Western Star", from Portland to Wishram and return.


 

Amtrak's westbound Cardinal rolls thru Trenton on Sunday morning on the way to Chicago. MOUNT VERNON is one of three private cars on the rear of this train; MOUNT VERNON is behind J. PINCKNEY HENDERSON and ahead of KITCHI GAMMI CLUB.
[Photo by Bob Vogel]

 

Amtrak's westbound Cardinal rolls thru Trenton on Sunday morning on the way to Chicago. MOUNT VERNON is one of three private cars on the rear of this train; MOUNT VERNON is behind J. PINCKNEY HENDERSON and ahead of KITCHI GAMMI CLUB.
[Photo by Bob Vogel]

 


Amtrak train # 51, The Cardinal, rolls thru Trenton on Sunday morning on the way to Chicago. MOUNT VERNON is immediately ahead of KITCHI GAMMI CLUB at the rear of the consist, on the first leg of the westward journey to Portland.
[Photo by Bob Vogel]

 


MOUNT VERNON and KITCHI GAMMI CLUB traveled from Emeryville CA to Portland OR in the consist of a Trains Unlimited Tours special train. MOUNT VERNON is the fourth passenger car from the head end of this excursion train passing thru Castella CA on July 2, 2005.
[Photo by Ryan Wilkerson of Shasta Rails]

 


MOUNT VERNON and KITCHI GAMMI CLUB traveled from Emeryville CA to Portland OR in the consist of a Trains Unlimited Tours special train. MOUNT VERNON is the fourth passenger car from the head end of this excursion train crossing the Sacramento River on Cantara Loop on July 2, 2005.
[Photo by Ryan Wilkerson of Shasta Rails]

 


Matthew and Jennifer dozing on the "Western Star" excursion trip's return to Portland.

 

 


A view from MOUNT VERNON's vestibule looking towards the rear of the "Western Star" excursion consist along the Columbia River.
[Photo by Matthew Roberts]

 


Watching the scenery while relaxing in MOUNT VERNON's lounge during the "Western Star" excursion.

 


KITCHI GAMMI CLUB and MOUNT VERNON in the consist of the "Western Star" excursion train during the NRHS convention.
[Photo by Matthew Roberts]

 


Matthew and Jen enjoy the view from the open dutch door in MOUNT VERNON's vestibule. They are looking ahead, watching the two steam locomotives (SP&S 700 and SP 4449) pulling the "Western Star" excursion.


This page was updated on March 2, 2008