Rail Car That Once Carried President To Greenbrier, In Clifton Forge Wednesday

Wednesday, an historic rail car is expected to roll in to Clifton Forge. Chessie 29 is an 85 foot long vintage rail passenger car. It’s being transported to the C&OHS’s Heritage Center museum in Clifton Forge. The car is called a “Cold War Soldier” as it transported President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Greenbrier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia in May 1956. Chessie 29 was built in 1950 and converted for C&O President Tuohy’s use in 1951. He used the car as his “rolling office” until his death in 1966.