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

The Crescent City Special

Thursday, May 3, 2012 


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Now accepting DELUXE BEDROOM SERVICE reservations online.

Also accepting DAYTIME PARLOR SEAT SERVICE reservations online.

Please Note: For Trips and Events purchased through our on line reservations system a handling fee will be added to your order for each space reserved (in addition to the published fare). Payment may be made by VISA or MasterCard only.



Join the Washington, D.C. Chapter, NRHS for an extended weekend of Pullman travel to a fantastic destination, New Orleans- “The Big Easy”Dover Harbor will operate on Amtrak’s Crescent, and serve as your hotel for four nights at the centrally located New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal.

Your trip starts on Thursday evening, May 3, 2011, as our classic Pullman, Dover Harbor departs Washington, D.C.'s Union Station. Enjoy a late evening supper as our train departs for the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside. Then snuggle into your authentic Pullman berth as our train glides on its magic carpet of steel through the night.

Jazz statues
Awake as we approach Atlanta to a freshly prepared breakfast; relax, read, play cards. Enjoy the scenery and conversation. Later, savor lunch and dinner as our train marches through the heart of the "Old South" toward arrival in New Orleans on Friday evening.

You'll then have the next three days to spend as you wish. Take in the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest (tickets not included), which will be in full swing; or venture into the heart of the French Quarter, tour the antebellum Garden District homes, ride the streetcars, visit the National World War II Museum, or take a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi. And, there's that fantastic New Orleans cuisine to enjoy. For four nights in New Orleans, complete round trip package passengers may stay aboard Dover Harbor at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, close to downtown attractions.  Continental breakfast will be served each morning.

Harbor will depart New Orleans early Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012, with Amtrak's Crescent for our return odyssey. Enjoy breakfast as we travel across Lake Ponchartrain, and then lunch while traveling northeastward through Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Dinner and the Atlanta skyline will greet us before nightfall; then retire to your Pullman berth once more as the train rocks you gently to sleep.

Awake in the midst of the Virginia countryside on Wednesday morning; breakfast will be served prior to our scheduled mid-morning arrival in Washington, D.C.


All passengers may enjoy the comforts of Dover Harbor's lounge.  Sleeping accommodations for complete package passengers on this trip are Dover Harbor's Classic Pullman Double Bedrooms, which sleep two persons in an upper and lower berth. Each bedroom has its own washbasin and toilet with a shower available to all overnight passengers.


PER PERSON ROUND TRIP FARES                            

Option 1:  Deluxe Bedroom Service: Includes round trip travel on Dover Harbor from Washington, DC/Alexandria, VA to New Orleans and return, with classic Pullman double bedroom sleeping accommodations overnight while en route and in New Orleans; and, meals (as listed), beverages, snacks and spirits aboard the car.


Per Person Fares:                                           DCNRHS Member:        Nonmember:

Round Trip, Double Occupancy                         $1,949.00                     $2,149.00


Option 2: Daytime Parlor Seat Service:  Includes round trip travel on Dover Harbor from Georgia to New Orleans and return, with meals, beverages, snacks and spirits while en route only.  Does not include overnight accommodations/meals in New Orleans.


Per Person Fares:                                           DCNRHS Member:        Nonmember:

Round Trip, Double Occupancy                         $350.00                         $380.00


                         EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Make your reservation and payment by April 2, 2012 and deduct one-hundred dollars ($100.00) per person on Complete Round Trip Package Fares (Option 1 only)! 



1. 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.

2. No refund of purchased reservations after March 26, 2012, 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 Jazz Fest tickets, tour or attraction admission charges, gratuities, personal incidental charges, and local transportation, or meals in New Orleans except for limited meal service as described above while on board Dover Harbor.

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 reservations agent if you are planning to board at a station other than Washington.

6. Option 1 Package fares are per person, double occupancy. Single tickets may be purchased at double occupancy fares; however, shared accommodations will be assigned at the discretion of the reservations agent. For guaranteed sole occupancy, the single supplement is equal to the applicable per person double occupancy fare.

7. Passengers with special dietary requirements must notify the reservations agent in writing at least two weeks in advance of the trip.

8. 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 and these specific Conditions.

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


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

Name: _______________________________________________

Address:  ____________________________________________

Suite/Apt:  ___________________________________________

City:  ________________________________________________

State  _______     Zip Code_____________________________

Telephone: _____________________   __ day  __ evening 

E-mail:  _______________________________________________

Mobile Phone (during trip): ____________________________________


__  Check payable to Washington, D.C. Chapter, NRHS

__ Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:


Card No.:  ___________________________________________

Expiration Date (MM/YYYY):____/____CID # (from back of card) _______

Signature:  ___________________________________________

Please reserve the following spaces (check option desired):

__ Option 1a: Deluxe Bedroom Service: Washington, D.C. to New Orleans and return, May 3-9, 2012

__ Option 1b: Deluxe Bedroom Service: Alexandria, VA to New Orleans and return, May 3-9, 2012

__ Option 2: Daytime Parlor Seat Service: Atlanta, GA to New Orleans and return, May 4-8, 2012

# ____ Member at         $_______  =         $ ______________

 Include DCNRHS membership number with names below!

# ____ Nonmember at  $_______  =         $ ______________

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                           $ ______________


ALL PASSENGER NAMES (Required)                               / DCNRHS Member No.

_______________________________________  / ____________________

_______________________________________  / ____________________


Mail to:   

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

Here's a sampling of the experience of the DOVER HARBOR Pullman private rail car trip via Amtrak's Crescent route from Washington DC over the Norfolk Southern Railway to New Orleans. The trip was timed especially to allow the travelers to go to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April 29-May 5, 2010. Trip participants stayed aboard the rail car, parked at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal (as shown in the photo), while in the city.

Travel A Legend - Pullman Dover Harbor!

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