The Pullman built Oliver Hazard Perry
Pullman built in 1954 for the Canadian National’s “Super Continental”, this sleeping car was originally named Mount Resplendent. (Mount Resplendent is a peak in the Canadian Rockies, located within Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada) and contained 11 double bedrooms. The car was transferred to VIA Rail Canada in 1978 and its name was shortened to Resplendent.
The car was rebuilt in 1982 with 3 bedrooms, a buffet and a lounge. A private owner started its second rebuilding in 1993 and completed work two years later. It was acquired by its current owner in 1997 and refurbished again in 2000.
This car is now known as the Oliver Hazard Perry, and features a master bedroom, two bedrooms with Captains beds, two showers, a full kitchen, dining room for full meal service and a spacious lounge with large observation windows. Equipped with stereo sound system, a DVD player and wide-screen plasma TV. You’re greeted with the warmth of beautiful ribbon and burled mahogany woodwork throughout.
The current owner renamed the car in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry because he grew up in Hazard, Kentucky which is in the county of Perry, all which were named for the commodore. The car is painted in L&N colors since the L&N was the only railroad that came through Hazard when the owner was a boy. The Perry can be seen regularly behind the Cincinnati Dinner Train, as it hosts private dinner parties when it is not out on charters behind Amtrak. The Perry has hosted countless wedding proposals and even two marriages! Cincinnati, Ohio is its home.