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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.
August 17, 2018 8:00 PM Looking for the Past in a Digital World - Part II Silver Spring, MD B&O Station Rob Mesite will present a photographic railroad exhibition entitled "Looking for the past in a digital world, part II". Rob is a long-time railroad photographer and musician who seeks to recreate classic railroad images in the modern world, visiting Maine’s WW&F, the East Broad Top, Colorado narrow gauges, the Everett Railroad, N&W’s Virginia Creeper by way of the Strasburg Railroad, and several more. Rob can tell a story or two as well. The program is free and open to the public. 
September 8, 2018 9:00 AM Picnic, Book Exchange, and Work Party at Dover Park  On September 8th we will be having a picnic, work session, and library book swap meet and sale at our rail maintenance facility. To attend, send an email to picnic@dcnrhs.org. 
October 19, 2018 8:00 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. Silver Spring, MD B&O Station Free and open to the public. 
November 16, 2018 8:00 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. GWMNM-Alexandria, VA Free and open to the public. 
December 21, 2018 8:00 PM A railroad related topic to be announced.  Free and open to the public. Location to be announced. 
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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