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Shade of the Orange Blossom Special

posted Jan 8, 2017, 12:14 PM by James Lilly   [ updated Jan 8, 2017, 12:14 PM ]
Evoking memories of the classic east coast first-class heavy weight passenger train the Orange Blossom Special, which carried snowbirds to Florida from the  Northeast during railroading's golden years,  The Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (DCNRHS) is offering a trip to the sunshine state aboard classic Heavyweight Pullman Dover Harbor to help you escape the winter blues! The Florida Special departs Friday evening, March 17th from Washington, D.C. In the best traditions of the legendary Pullman Company, meals, cocktails, and beverages will be served by a white-jacketed porter who will attend to passengers needs, help with luggage and even shine dress shoes. Passengers will each have a comfy Pullman berth, access to a shower, and full use of the spacious lounge for relaxation, conversation, pictures, cards, or the pleasures  of a good book. Dover Harbor will arrive in Florida on the 18th. Passengers will have several days to enjoy sandy beaches, warm waters, and attractions of America's winter getaway state at a destination of their choice!  The return adventure begins March 22nd as Dover Harbor departs Miami in late morning arriving back in Washington, D.C. mid-afternoon on 23 March.  
DCNRHS has a limited number of slots available for sale to the public. 

Visit for more complete details and to reserve your space on this event today. All proceeds from the trip benefit the programs of DCNRHS, a not-for-profit founded in 1944.