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Upcoming Seminars & Programs

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November 20, 2020 7:30 PM A Railroad Related Topic to Be Announced  An on-line program. Free and open to the public. 
February 19, 2021 7:30 PM A railroad related topic to be announced.  An on-liine program. Free and open to the public. 
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Upcoming Trips - Join Us!

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Spring operations being planned.  Stay tuned. February 1, 2022 COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) National Emergency Update 
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Recent Announcements

  • The Making of "Pullman: America's Hotel on Wheels" Our YouTube channel's latest addition is The Making of "Pullman: America's Hotel on Wheels."  Years in the planning and making, Kalmbach released the documentary in October. Join us ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2020, 6:22 PM by James Lilly
  • 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
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Safety Rule of the Month - History Archives

October 2020

Rule 98. Employees are required to carry a lantern or torch when passing through a tunnel where men cannot readily be seen.

[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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WRECK OF THE FEDERAL AT UNION STATION 1953

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
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 PRR GG1 at Union Station- 1964
 
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