Member Monthly Program Information

MONTHLY PROGRAMS
 
DCNRHS monthly programs are held on the third Friday of the month at 8:00 PM. The locations alternate between the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, VA and the B&O Railroad Station in Silver Spring, MD. Two exceptions are the April (banquet month) and September (Picnic month) when the locations are announced in advance of the event. The location is always announced on our web site. The programs are free and open to the public. The banquet is also open to the public. The programs are a usually railroad based and include items such as railroad history, railroad operations, preservation, photography, travel, etc.
 
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October 20, 2017 8:00 PM 2016 in Review - Part 1 Silver Spring, MD B&O Station Noted rail photographer Alex Mayes will present the program covering several major rail events he attended plus other railfanning exploits during the first half of 2016. 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. 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. 
December 15, 2017 8:00 PM A railroad related topic to be announced.  Free and open to the public. Location to be announced. 
January 19, 2018 8:00 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. GWMNM-Alexandria, VA Free and open to the public. 
February 16, 2018 8:00 PM A railroad related topic to be announced. Silver Spring, MD B&O Station Free and open to the public. 
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