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Upcoming Seminars & Programs

December 18, 2020 7:30 PM A Very Dover Holiday  Join the DCNRHS members as we celebrate a social distancing holiday event. Chef Fran will make us a signature cocktail (recipe in the Dec Timetable so you can make one or two at home!). Chief Mechanical Officer Jim Lilly will take us on a tour of the renovated Dover Harbor. Come join us for an interactive holiday session. Free and open to the public. An on-line program. Registration will open about December 1st. 
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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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

November 2020

Rule 26. Employees are prohibited from ...extending any part of the body beyond the outside clearance line of a cab or car without exercising care to avoid being struck.

[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
* Photo from collection of Bill Hakkarinen

 PRR GG1 at Union Station- 1964
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