The National Railway Historical Society, Washington DC Chapter, Incorporated (DCNRHS) presents the


Tidewater Traveler

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Experience luxurious rail travel aboard the classic 1930's Pullman car Dover Harbor-- travel to the Tidewater region of Virginia to Williamsburg, the Colonial Capital, or to the maritime city of Newport News.

      After an early morning departure from Washington Union Station or Alexandria, enjoy breakfast served at your table, as Amtrak's Regional train #67 takes us southward over the trestles spanning scenic tributaries of the Potomac River and through the historic cities of Fredericksburg and Richmond. Make new friends and relax in comfortable Pullman armchairs while white-jacketed attendants serve you beverages, libations, and snacks.

      Shortly before mid-day, Dover Harbor will arrive at Williamsburg. Stroll back in time on the eighteenth century streets in Colonial Williamsburg. Enjoy the beauty of the spring flowers in the restored gardens or tour the historic sites (admission fee) during a six hour visit (the historic district is approximately a six block walk from Amtrak's Boundary Street Station); or, continue your train ride to the end of the line at 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 (admission fee).

            Dover Harbor will depart from Newport News in late afternoon with Amtrak's Regional train #66, stopping at Williamsburg on the way. A delicious supper will be served while en route to Alexandria and Washington.


Washington/Alexandria to Williamsburg/Newport News

DCNRHS Members: $199

Nonmembers: $229

Child (ages 2-15): $169



1. No refund or credit of purchased tickets after March 1, 2012, other than by operator's cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space. Reservations are not transferable and may not be resold without the consent of the operator.

2. Package does not include attraction admissions charges, ground transportation, personal incidental charges or meals except for meal service as described above while on board Dover Harbor.

3. Children’s fares apply to ages 2 – 15.  Children under age 2, not occupying a seat travel free.  Each child must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult. Above age 15, the full member or nonmember fare is applicable.

4. The Washington D.C. Chapter, NRHS makes every effort to accommodate the physically challenged; however, Dover Harbor as a historic railroad car is not wheelchair accessible. Operator requires those passengers requiring special assistance from others to travel with someone who is able to assist them. Those with special dietary needs must notify the reservations agent in writing at least two weeks in advance of the trip.

5. The General Conditions for tours, trips, excursions and events as published on the DCNRHS web site ( apply.  By making a reservation, participants agree to be bound by both the General and these specific Conditions.

For information, call 610-429-5858 or e-mail


I’m ready to go! My reservation and payment are enclosed:

Name: _____________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________


City, State, Zip: ____________________________________________

Telephone: ______________  __ day  __evening

Mobile phone (day of trip): ____________________________________

E-mail: ______________________________________________________



__ Check payable to Washington DC Chapter, NRHS

__ Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:


Card No.: __________________________________________________

Expiration Date (MM/YYYY): ____ / ________

CID # (from back of card) __________

Signature: _________________________________________________

Please reserve the following spaces (please check boarding location):

Opt. 1 - TO WILLIAMSBURG from  ¨ Washington or  ¨ Alexandria 

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $ 199          = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ 229                  = $                                       

#               Child (ages 2-15) at $ 169               = $                                       


 Opt. 2 - TO NEWPORT NEWS from  ¨ Washington or  ¨ Alexandria               

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $ 199        = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ 229                = $                                       

#               Child (ages 2-15) at $ 169             = $                                       

TOTAL AMOUNT:                             $                                                      


Passenger Names (Required)        _______     / DCNRHS Member No. _______/ Option

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How I heard about this trip:   

__ Trip News E-mail   __ DCNRHS Newsletter __ Other _____________________________________

Mail to:    

c/o Mike Martin, Reservations Agent
503 Mayfield Avenue
West Chester, PA 19380-5211

Here's a sampling of the experience of the DOVER HARBOR Pullman private rail car TIDEWATER TRAVELER day trip via Amtrak's Regional Service from Washington DC to Williamsburg and Newport News, VA. This springtime trip gave folks the opportunity to see Colonial Williamsburg adorned with the blooms of the season.  

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