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Upcoming Seminars & Programs

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March 19, 2021 7:30 PM Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Distillery Industry Register Now! Join us for this free on-line program as we delve into the Louisville and Nashville Railroad's relationship with a major industry, Kentucky distilleries. Open to the public. Registration will open about March 1st. 
April 16, 2021 7:30 PM A Railroad Related Topic to Be Announced  Free and open to the public. 
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Upcoming Trips - Join Us!

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Charter Operations open. Trip operations in the planning stages.  Stay tuned. April 1, 2021 COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) National Emergency Update 
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Recent Announcements

  • Southern Railway Serves the South - 1950s Film We think you'll enjoy this vintage 1950s film of the Southern Railway, one of the heritage railways that served Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
    Posted Feb 24, 2021, 3:05 PM by James Lilly
  • On the Track.. Here is a vintage 1948 American Association of Railroads video promotion the railroads.  Fund, interesting, and history!
    Posted Feb 1, 2021, 6:20 AM by James Lilly
  • Now Accepting 2021 RailCamp Scholarship Applications We are now accepting applications for our G. Lawson Clark Memorial RailCamp Scholarship.  RailCamp is a high-school aged overnight camp for students with an interest in railroading past and ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2021, 5:13 PM by James Lilly
  • A Very Dover Holiday Join DCNRHS members as we celebrate a social distancing holiday event celebrating the holiday season and featuring the Pullman DOVER HARBOR. Chef Fran will make us a signature cocktail. Chief ...
    Posted Dec 29, 2020, 3:34 PM by James Lilly
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Safety Rule of the Month - History Archives

February 2021

Rule 7070. Board standing car or engine as follows:

(a) Take firm handhold of ladder or grab iron with both hands.
(b) Place one foot securely on stirrup or step.
(c) Place other foot securely on stirrup or step.
(d) Retain firm handhold with both hands.

Western Pacific Sacramento Northern and Tidewater Southern Railroad Companies, Effective Oct. 1, 1975

March 2021

Rule 482. In severe storms, when necessary for a passenger train to follow a plow, the plow must pull beyond depot at stations and await arrival of train they are preceding before departing.

Northern Pacific Railway Company, Effective June 1st, 1899.


 

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
* Photo from collection of Bill Hakkarinen

 
 PRR GG1 at Union Station- 1964
 
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