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Upcoming Programs

The programs of DCNRHS are designed to teach and share information about railroading, past and present. Our programs unless other wise noted are free and open to the public.  Many programs consistent of speakers presenting a topic with audio/visual aids such as pictures.
Inclement Weather Notice:  In the event of inclement weather, 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 Silver Spring this is Montgomery County, MD schools.  For Alexandria this is Alexandria City Schools.
July 21, 2017 8:00 PM  Doug Riddell and Amtrak Corporate Photography GWMNM-Alexandria, VA Doug Riddell will present photos and recollections from his time as Amtrak’s official corporate photographer. Doug is also a retired locomotive engineer and a local broadcaster. Doug has authored three books and numerous articles on railroad topics. Come early and visit the observation deck at the top of the Masonic Memorial. Opening at 7pm, the deck provides great views of the DC and Virginia skhyline as well as great photo opportunities for train enthusiasts. Free and open to the public. 
August 25, 2017 8:00 PM John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Silver Spring, MD B&O Station Kathleen Waters Sander will discuss her new book John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (JHU Press, published April 14, 2017). This meeting will take place at 8 pm at the B&O Railroad Station, 8100 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD. Sander teaches history at the University of Maryland University College. Free and open to the public. 
September 16, 2017 8:00 PM Picnic at Bowie Tower Martin F. O'Rourke Library at Bowie Tower (Bowie, MD) Our trackside late summer event returns this year,once again at Bowie Tower, the site of our Railroad Library and along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Bring a covered dish. Open to the public. 
October 20, 2017 8:00 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. Silver Spring, MD B&O Station Free and open to the public. 
November 17, 2017 8:00 PM Railroad related topic to be announced. GWMNM-Alexandria, VA Free and open to the public. 
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As an example, one of our recent programs was ""Wyoming and the Union Pacific"  The program Included a trip across Wyoming state on an Amtrak-reroute (from the window of a train) and lots of Cheyenne, Sherman Hill, and Archer Hill photos dating back to 1979. Program by Dr. Bill Hakkarinen. We share many of the photos here, though without the narration and presentation they do not tell the fll story.

Wyoming & the Union Pacific - by Dr. Bill Hakkarinen