Oliver Hazard Perry is a private railcar. It was originally built by Pullman-Standard for Canadian National Railways. It was one of six identical railcars that made up the mount series. It went into service in 1954 and was named Mount Resplendent.
The railcar was later rebuilt by CNR and the word "mount" was dropped from its name. Now known as simply as the Resplendent, it went back into service in 1982 on transcontinental routes.
The Resplendent was then bought in 1990 and underwent another renovation, this time to put the railcar into private service. This renovation included mechanical upgrades. Inside, the Resplendent was restored to its original 1954 colors.
Another renovation took place in 2000, this time conducted by Bob Willets of the Lancaster and Chester Railway Company. This restoration changed both the interior and exterior of the railcar to 1950 era Louisville and Nashville colors.
The name was changed too, under the direction of Robert B. Morgan, a native of Perry County, Kentucky. This is when the railcar got the name Oliver Hazard Perry in honor of the famous naval hero of the same name.