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Trip NameDestinationStart Date
75th Anniversary Gala Arlington, VA March 31, 2019 RESERVE NOW 
The New Yorker - Pullman Service New York May 24, 2019 RESERVE NOW! 
Pennsylvanian West-East Pittsburgh-City of Three Rivers! May 25, 2019 RESERVE NOW! 
The B&O Railroad Explorer B&O Historic Railroad Corridor June 1, 2019 RESERVE NOW! 
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Upcoming Seminars & Programs

February 15, 2019 7:30 PM Capital Transit Company Faces War Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum Ken Rucker of the National Capital trolley Museum will talk about the Capital Transit Company and the integral role it played in Washington, D.C. during World War II as the city transformed overnight from a sleepy Southern City to the center of the free world during World War II. Free and open to the public. 
March 31, 2019 6:00 PM 75th Anniversary Gala at the Army Navy Country Club (Arlington, VA) Anniversary Gala Our blow out gala and awards dinner celebrating rail history, DCNRHS accomplishments, and our members. This year we are very fortunate to welcome noted rail historian John P. Hankey who will speak to Washington, D.C. rail history as it was in 1944, the year DCNRHS was founded. Wear your vintage 1940s clothing, historic railroad or military uniform. Black Tie Optional 
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Recent Announcements

  • 1940s B&O Train from Washington, D.C. Westward (video) This is one of our favorite videos, a classic Baltimore & Ohio Railroad video showing just what it was like to ride a train in the 1940s.  It shows it from ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 8:51 PM by James Lilly
  • 2019 Dover Harbor Calendar Now Available Our 2019 Free Dover Harbor Calendar is now available here for download. New to this year is a listing of all our monthly programs on the backside.  The calendar also ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2019, 6:19 AM by James Lilly
  • New President Takes Office John K. Eldridge, a retired U.S. Navy CAPTAIN, has taken the reigns of DCNRHS leadership as our President.   Welcome aboard John, although we do not have nuclear reactors aboards ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 3:24 PM by James Lilly
  • 75th Anniversary Gala Details Announced! Three quarters of a century ago, a small group came together in Washington to create the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. In 2019, we celebrate ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 12:11 AM by James Lilly
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Safety Rule of the Month - History Archives

February 2019

"4.10.1 Streetcar operators shall stop at all raised platforms and at all designated stops where passengers are waiting."

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Rail Rule Book, 2017

Safety Rule Archives


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


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Travel a Legend: Pullman Dover Harbor

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