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Trip NameDestinationStart Date
The New Yorker – Pullman Service New York, NY September 19, 2021 RESERVE NOW! 
Tidewater Traveler Williamsburg, Newport News October 16, 2021 RESERVE NOW! 
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Upcoming Seminars & Programs

August 20, 2021 7:30 PM Brunswick Heritage Rail Museum Register Now! Are you a rail fan of the old Baltimore & Ohio? Come hear Jim Castle give us a ‘behind the scenes’ tour and description of some great artifacts at the Brunswick, MD Rail Museum. Free on-line program open to the public. 
September 17, 2021 7:30 pm Railroad Related Topic to Be Announced  Free and open to the public. 
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Recent Announcements

  • July 16 Program Change For those who signed up for or expected the July 16, 2021 monthly program title to be "Railfan Favorites", this is to advise we had a last minute change for ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2021, 5:26 PM by James Lilly
  • Classic Pullman at Odenton, MD 6-19-21 Local photographer Al Hafner shared the following pictures he captured of the DOVER HARBOR, our 1923 Pullman, at Odenton, MD today bringing up the markers on Amtrak Train No. 91 ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2021, 8:43 PM by James Lilly
  • DOVER HARBOR returns to the rails post COVID in June 2021 Our classic Pullman resumes operations in June 2021 with a couple charters and a members only trip.  Not a member?  Join today! We made good use of the downtime over ...
    Posted May 28, 2021, 3:39 PM by James Lilly
  • Sneak Peak DCNRHS' cadre of volunteers has been hard at work over the winter doing major renovations of the DOVER HARBOR's six double-bedrooms.  Each room now sports new paint and ...
    Posted May 17, 2021, 6:54 PM by James Lilly
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Safety Rule of the Month - History Archives

August 2021

Rule 40. Injectors on locomotives must not be started at places where anyone is liable to be scalded, and water must not be allowed to overflow from engines at station platforms. 

The Washington Terminal Company, Safety Rules for the Guidance of Employees, Effective February 1, 1934.


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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