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Upcoming Seminars & Programs

September 18, 2020 7:30 pm Western Maryland Scenic Railroad - On-line Program Registration Link John Garner, Executive Director of the WMSR, will talk about the latest happenings with the locomotives, freight and RDC cars owned by the WMSR. Free and open to the public. Registration opens approximately September 1st. 
October 16, 2020 7:30 PM Making of the Documentary—Pullman: America’s Hotel on Wheels.    Years in the planning and making, Kalmbach will release the film and accompanying book in October. Join us as Richard Lukin, 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.  
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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

  • 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
  • First On-line Program Now on our YouTube Channel. Our first on-line program, Union Station and Washington, D.C. is now available on our YouTube Channel.  Generally speaking we plan to make our public programs available on-line ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2020, 7:21 AM by James Lilly
  • Making the most of downtime! The national pandemic has delayed our 2020 planned trips.  We plan to be up and running this fall.  In the interim Chapter volunteers, working safely, have been making some improvements ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2020, 6:34 PM by James Lilly
  • Innovating Again! On-line Public Programming Announced DCNRHS is pleased to announce that our public programming in June and July will be available on-line.  Since we cannot meet in person while we are social distancing, DCNRHS ...
    Posted May 28, 2020, 8:35 AM 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
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 PRR GG1 at Union Station- 1964
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