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October 20 Program Free and Open to the Public

posted Oct 2, 2017, 4:19 PM by James Lilly
On October 20 at the former B&O Station in Silver Spring (8100 Georgia Avenue), Alex Mayes will present "2016 in Review - Part 1"  This narrated program cover major rail events he attended in 2016 as well as several other rail photography adventures. Alex is a phenomenal photographer and this is a program you won't want to miss.  

Program details: The program begins with a trip to the Northeast Corridor following winter storm Jonas which swept through the mid-Atlantic region in January, and then the opening day of the new D.C. Streetcar System in February.  April includes the “Farewell to the 734” excursion on the Western Maryland Scenic, and the beginning of the series of ex-Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 trips in Virginia and North Carolina.  The next segment covers the annual convention of the Southern Railway Historical Association in North Carolina, and the final public excursions pulled by N&W 611 between Manassas and Front Royal in June.  The program concludes with a ten day trip to Arizona which includes chasing the Grand Canyon Railway’s train between Williams and the south rim of the canyon, visits to Union Pacific’s ex-Southern Pacific Sunset Line and BNSF in Northern Arizona, and a visit to the Copper Basin Railway.

The fun begins at 8 pm. 

Editors Note:  For a brief time we understood the program for October had been cancelled. The rumors of its demise were greatly exaggerated. We hope you will join us.