The National Railway Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Inc.  (DCNRHS) presents

The Fast Flying Franklin 

Saturday, August 27, 2011 

 RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE


Sunday, August 28, 2011 

RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE 


Saturday, September 3, 2011

  CANCELLED DUE TO TRACK CONDITIONS ON HOST RAILROAD POST HURRICANE IRENE 



NOTICE TO PASSENGERS SCHEDULED FOR THESE TRIPS

Passengers who purchased tickets on 8/27 or 8/27 Fast Flying Inn Trips will be contacted by phone or by e-mail by a DCNRHS representative to reschedule your journey or arrange a refund as appropriate in accordance with the terms of your purchase.
 
Passengers who purchased tickets or rebooked on 9/3 Fast Flying Franklin Inn Trip will be contacted by phone or by e-mail by a DCNRHS representative to process your refund as appropriate in accordance with the terms of your purchase.
 
We regret the inconvenience caused by unforseen circumstances beyond our control.

 

The Franklin Inn restored to an authentic PRR 1963 Livery – Photo by Don Fischer
Escape from hot steamy Washington, D.C. for a day in mid-20th Century style aboard the Franklin Inn, our newly restored air-conditioned 1949 Pennsylvania Railroad Coach, on her maiden voyage weekend.

Reminiscent of some of our innovative, fun, price-friendly railfan trips in the 1950s and 1960s, this journey is part of our new "Railfan Adventure Series" Trips.  This trip is bargain- priced as it is the break-in run on Franklin Inn.

After an early morning departure from Washington Union Station or Alexandria, sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery, as Amtrak's Regional train #67 takes us into the heart of the Old Dominion State.  Make new friends and relax in as the miles go by.


Passengers may board or detrain at several destinations including:
* Richmond a town full of possibilities and history. Visit one of the great attractions such as Science Museum of Virginia (at former Broad Street Station), John Marshall House, Museum of the Confederacy, Edgar Allen Poe Museum, or Virginia State Capitol (some may require a taxi).
* Williamsburg where the restored gardens or the historic sites take you back several centuries.  The historic district is approximately a six block walk from Amtrak's Boundary Street Station. 
* Newport News where you can visit attractions such as the world famous Mariner's Museum, a short taxi ride from the Newport News Amtrak station.

Franklin Inn will depart from Newport News in late afternoon with Amtrak's Regional train #66.  Make sure you catch a late lunch or an early dinner before joining us for your return trip.

Light snacks and drinks will be available on both legs of the trip. 

PER PERSON PRICES
Includes one coach seat for same-day round trip travel on Franklin Inn between Washington and Newport News. 

ROUND TRIP FARES
Child (under 15 years of age): $39
DCNRHS Members: $39
Nonmembers Adult $59

CONDITIONS:
1. Operator requires those passengers requiring special assistance from others to travel with someone who is able to assist them.
2. No refund of purchased tickets after July 22, 2011 other than by operator's cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space.  The operator suggests that passengers obtain trip insurance to cover cancellations resulting from personal emergencies, illness or other causes.
3.  Package does not include gratuities, personal incidental charges, tours, admissions, local transportation or meals.
4.  Schedule of departures and arrivals subject to change without notice.  Operator and Amtrak reserve the right to substitute equipment.
5.  Passengers may board at any intermediate station stop; please notify ticket agent if you are planning to board at a station other than Washington, D.C or Alexandria, VA.
6. No meal service is available aboard the Franklin Inn.
7.  The General Conditions for tours, trips, excursions and events as published on the DCNRHS web site (www.dcnrhs.org) apply.  By making a reservation, participants agree to be bound by both the General Conditions and these specific Conditions.

For information, call 610-429-5858 or e-mail to dover.agent@dcnrhs.org.

The Fast Flying Franklin   September 3, 2011
I’m ready to go! My reservation and payment are enclosed:
 
Name: ______________________________________________

Address:  ___________________________________________

City, State, Zip:  _____________________________________


Telephone: •____ day   •____ evening  _________________________

Mobile phone (during trip): _____________________________

E-mail:  _______________________________________________

PAYMENT METHOD
•____  Check payable to Washington D.C. Chapter, NRHS 
•____  Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:

Card No.:  __________________________________________

Expiration Date mm/yy:  ____/ ____

Signature: __________________________________________

Please reserve the following spaces:
#____ DCNRHS Member at $39.00   =  $ ________
#____ Nonmember at $59.00   =  $ ________

TOTAL AMOUNT:         $ ________

Name(s) of ALL PASSENGERS (Required):
______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

Boarding Location:  •____ Washington, D.C.      •____ Alexandria, VA
•____ Other: _________________

Destination:  •____ Williamsburg       •____ Newport News
•____ Richmond Main Street •____ Other: _________________

How I heard about trip:   •____ E-mail   •____ DCNRHS Newsletter 
•____ DCNRHS Web Site    •____ Other ______________________

Mail to:
WASHINGTON, D.C. CHAPTER NRHS
c/o Mike Martin, Reservations Agent
503 Mayfield Avenue
West Chester, PA 19380-5211

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