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 America - More trips being planned for Fall 2021! Stay tuned. September 1, 2021  
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Upcoming Seminars & Programs

July 16, 2021 7:30 PM Railfan Favorites  Itching to get out and rail fan or visit rail museums? Join us as John Cowgill presents five of his favorite rail spots from his extensive travels. This on-line program is free and open to the public. Registration opens about July 1. 
August 20, 2021 7:30 PM A Railroad Related Topic to Be Announced  Free and open to the public. 
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Recent Announcements

  • Classic Pullman at Odenton, MD 6-19-21 Local photographer Al Hafner shared the following pictures he captured of the DOVER HARBOR, our 1923 Pullman, at Odenton, MD today bringing up the markers on Amtrak Train No. 91 ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2021, 8:43 PM by James Lilly
  • DOVER HARBOR returns to the rails post COVID in June 2021 Our classic Pullman resumes operations in June 2021 with a couple charters and a members only trip.  Not a member?  Join today! We made good use of the downtime over ...
    Posted May 28, 2021, 3:39 PM by James Lilly
  • Sneak Peak DCNRHS' cadre of volunteers has been hard at work over the winter doing major renovations of the DOVER HARBOR's six double-bedrooms.  Each room now sports new paint and ...
    Posted May 17, 2021, 6:54 PM by James Lilly
  • DCNRHS receives $12,000 Grant. On behalf of DCNRHS, the Operations & Equipment Committee is please to announce that we have been awarded a $12,000 grant for the DOVER HARBOR.  This will help us complete ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2021, 4:07 PM by James Lilly
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Safety Rule of the Month - History Archives

June 2021

Rule  169.  (b)  “Attend  to  lightning, warming,  ventilation,  cleaning  and supplying of cars, and to closing of car doors;  provide  for  the  comfort  and safety of passengers; see that they are directed to the proper cars, that seats are  provided,  and  that  women, children  and  infirm  persons  are assisted;  protect  them  against rudeness,  threatened  violence, abusive  or  obscene  language,  or annoyance  from  intoxicated  or quarrelsome persons.“ 

Northern Pacific Rules and Regulations effective June 1, 1899.


Historic 1923 Pullman on the mainlines of America at Mableton, Georgia


Travel a Legend: Pullman Dover Harbor

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We are often asked about the Wreck of the Federal at Union Station which happened January 15, 1953.  The Federal was an express overnight train from Boston to Washington that became a runaway and crashed into Union Station 5 days before the first Eisenhower Inaugural.   We have a detailed article on the incident you can read, as well as a YouTube Video about it by an individual who was there that day. 

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Capitol Limited at Washington Union Station - circa 1959
* Photo from collection of Bill Hakkarinen

 PRR GG1 at Union Station- 1964
* Photo by Bill Hakkarinen
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