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Trip NameDestinationStart Date
Steamboat Special 2nd Section New Orleans September 29, 2019 RESERVE option 2 or 3 NOW before you miss it! Option 1 sold out! 
Manhattan Limited New York, NY October 6, 2019 RESERVE NOW! 
The Champlain Special Burlington VT October 16, 2019 RESERVE option 2 or 3 NOW before you miss it! Option 1 sold out! 
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Upcoming Seminars & Programs

October 18, 2019 7:30 PM From Scrap Line to Main Line: The Restoration of the Collinsville Inn Passenger Car Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum DCNRHS' Chief Mechanical Officer Jim Lilly will take you behind the scenes and through the history and restoration of 1949 Budd Company Passenger Car Collinsville Inn, which was restored in 2015 by our members. Free and open to the public. 
December 1, 2019 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Railfan Sunday - Train Watching at Bowie Tower Railroad Library at Bowie Tower Free and open to the public. 
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Recent Announcements

  • Details The difference between riding the DOVER HARBOR, and riding other railroad cars or riding is often in the details.  DCNRHS works tirelessly to create an environment with a 1930s ambiance ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2019, 7:16 PM by James Lilly
  • Pullman National Monument Did you know that the former Pullman factory in South Chicago is now a National Monument?  This photo of the main administration building was taken by one of our members ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2019, 5:12 PM by James Lilly
  • Freights at the Ferry Saturday June 8th was a beautiful day along the Potomac River in Maryland and West Virginia.  Member Grant Lilly captured this photo of a CSX freight passing the historic and ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 4:49 PM by James Lilly
  • DCNRHS Receives $10,000 Grant from UPS Foundation for DOVER HARBOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWashington, D.C. - June 12, 2019 - The National Railway Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Inc (DCNRHS) received a $10,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, which ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 4:11 PM by James Lilly
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Safety Rule of the Month - History Archives

September 2019
It is the duty of the Maintainer of Telephones and Telegraph to keep the poles in proper position, the wires connected, insulated and clear of all obstructions, and make all necessary repairs  

The Washington Terminal Company Book of Rules, Rules for Telephone an Telegraph Operators, Rule #158, October 1, 1925

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


Photo Gallery - Historic Photos & Locations in the Region


Trains around the Metro Washington, D.C. region


Travel a Legend: Pullman Dover Harbor

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Capitol Limited at Washington Union Station - circa 1959
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