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The programs of DCNRHS are designed to teach and share information about railroading, past and present. Our programs unless otherwise noted are free and open to the public.  Many programs consistent of speakers presenting a topic with audio/visual aids such as pictures, videos, or slides. As of 2020 some of our programs are presented on-line and available via our YouTube Channel.
May 21, 2021 7:30 PM Amtrak in the Early Days Register Now! Ira Silverman, a 20-year employee of Amtrak, will provide a fascinating glimpse into the start and the early years at Amtrak. Plan to join us for this on-line, free program and hear his perspective as he offers reminiscences of Amtrak’s early days. Free on-line program open to the public. 
June 18, 2021 7:30 PM The Agony and Ecstasy of Private Car Ownership   Ever wondered how and why someone is tempted to own a private car. Join us for an insightful glimpse of one owner’s adventure in to private car ownership. An on-line program. Free and open to the public. Registration opens about June 1st.  
July 16, 2021 7:30 PM    
August 20, 2021 7:30 PM A Railroad Related Topic to Be Announced  Free and 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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 Archive of On-line Programs
Inclement Weather Notice:  In the event of inclement weather when we are having an in-person program or seminar, our monthly program will be cancelled IF the school district in which the program is being presented is closed for the day or closes early. For Alexandria this is Alexandria City Schools.  In general, if you do not feel comfortable driving to our meeting because of weather or other emergency conditions, we recommend you to stay home.