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Upcoming Seminars & Programs

October 16, 2020 7:30 PM Making of the Documentary—Pullman: America’s Hotel on Wheels.  Registration Link.  Years in the planning and making, Kalmbach will release the film and accompanying book in October. Join us as Richard Luckin, the film’s producer provides us with a candid discussion about the making of this historic film that you are sure to want for your railroad library. Save the date for this free on-line program. Registration will open October 1.  
November 20, 2020 7:30 PM A Railroad Related Topic to Be Announced  An on-line program. Free and open to the public. 
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Fall trip operations being planned.  Stay tuned. September 1, 2020 COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) National Emergency Update 
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Recent Announcements

  • Washington's Best Restaurant One of our members recently acquired a postcard with a picture of the original restaurant from Union Station circa the 1910s.  Savarins, as the restaurant was known, billed itself as ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2020, 12:32 PM by James Lilly
  • From the DOVER HARBOR Archives Back in the early 1980s, not long after DCNRHS acquired our legendary Pullman DOVER HARBOR, we had a big job to do: return the livery to the correct color and ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2020, 1:55 PM by James Lilly
  • The Railway Gun Now Posted The video from our August 2020 Program "The Railway Gun's Last 60 Miles is now posted on our YouTube channel. 
    Posted Sep 20, 2020, 7:23 PM by James Lilly
  • July Program on East Broad Top Railroad Now Available on our YouTube Channel Our July 17th on-line program was a feature on the East Broad Top Railroad, past, present, and future.  Nine years after it ceased operation, Pennsylvania’s storied EBT has ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2020, 8:33 PM by James Lilly
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Safety Rule of the Month - History Archives

September 2020

Rule 96. Employees working in a tunnel or near the end of same, when a train approaches from either direction, must stand clear of trains , and, if in the tunnel, must occupy the manholes. 

[Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. Safety Rules, Effective October 1, 1957.]

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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
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