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



Friday, June 15, 2012 to Wednesday, June 27, 2012


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.

Travel to the Midwest aboard Dover Harbor from Washington DC to Chicago-- whether you plan to attend  NRHS 2012 Convention - Cedar Rapids, Iowa or simply want a memorable vacation trip to Chicago, Dover Harbor will transport you there in Pullman style.
Our trip begins with a late afternoon departure from Washington DC's Union Station on Friday, June 15th on Amtrak's Capitol Limited.  Savor dinner while enjoying the beauty of the Potomac Valley along the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.  Fall asleep in your Pullman berth to the gentle sway of the train traveling across Ohio.  Awake Saturday morning to a leisurely breakfast and watch the landscape of
northern Indiana
roll by before a morning arrival to disembark at Chicago's Union Station.  If you're going to the NRHS Convention, you'll have a day and a night on your own; the Convention inbound special train departs Chicago  for Cedar Rapids, IA the next day.  Spend the week enjoying the NRHS 2012 Convention, or a stay in Chicago at a hotel of your choosing for a week long, in-depth, exploration of the city on your own (overnight accommodations, convention inbound/ outbound special and convention registration/activities are not included).
On Tuesday evening, June 26, 2012 (the day after the NRHS outbound convention special returns to Chicago), board Dover Harbor as it sets on an eastward course from Chicago's Union Station with Amtrak's Capitol Limited. Dine that evening as we retrace our route across Indiana. Dream pleasantly snuggling in your Pullman berth as we traverse Ohio. Awake the early next morning as we climb into the Pennsylvania mountains via the former Baltimore & Ohio route over the Allegheny Summit at Sand Patch; brunch will be served as we head on the Potomac River Valley to a mid-day arrival at Washington DC on June 27th.


All passengers may enjoy the comforts of Dover Harbor's lounge.  Sleeping accommodations for complete and one way 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 PRICES                                                   

Option 1: Round Trip Package, June 15-16 & June 26-27, 2012:  Includes round trip travel on Dover Harbor from Washington DC to Chicago IL and return, with classic Pullman double bedroom accommodations overnight while en route, and, meals (as listed), beverages, snacks and spirits aboard the car.

Per Person Fares:                    DCNRHS Member:  Nonmember:

Round Trip, Double Occupancy    $1,679.00                 $1,899.00


Option 2: One Way Westbound, June 15-16, 2012:  Includes one way  travel on Dover Harbor from Washington DC to Chicago IL, with classic Pullman double bedroom accommodations overnight while en route, and, meals (as listed), beverages, snacks and spirits aboard the car.

Per Person Fares:                 DCNRHS Member:  Nonmember:

One Way, Double Occupancy     $979.00                    $1,099.00


Option 3: One Way Eastbound, June 26-27, 2012:  Includes one way  travel on Dover Harbor from Chicago IL to Washington DC, with classic Pullman double bedroom accommodations overnight while en route; and, meals (as listed), beverages, snacks and spirits aboard the car.

Per Person Fares:                 DCNRHS Member:  Nonmember:

One Way, Double Occupancy    $979.00                      $1,099.00


Travel & Sleep in Safety and Comfort!


Make your reservation and payment by April 15, 2012 and deduct one hundred fifty dollars($150.00) per person on Option 1 Round Trip fares!  Select Option 1 and complete your order with the reduced fares.

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

To CHICAGO! - June 15-June 27, 2012

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:  _______________________________________________

 Please reserve the following spaces (check option desired):

__ Option 1: Round Trip Package: Washington to Chicago & return, June 15-16 & 26-27

__ Option 2: One Way, Washington to Chicago, June 15-16

__ Option 3: One Way, Chicago to Washington, June 26-27

# ____ DCNRHS Member at $_______       = $ ______________

# ____ Nonmember at       $_______       =  $ ______________

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                              $ ______________


ALL PASSENGER NAMES (Required)                               / DCNRHS Member No.

_______________________________________  / ____________________

_______________________________________  / ____________________



__ Check payable to Washington DC Chapter, NRHS

__ Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:

Card No.:  ____________________________________________

Expiration Date: ____ / ____ CID # (from back of card) __________

Signature:  ___________________________________________


Mail to:

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



1. The Washington DC Chapter, NRHS makes every effort to accommodate the physically challenged; however, Dover Harbor, as a historic railroad car, is not wheelchair accessibleOperator requires those passengers requiring special assistance from others to travel with someone who is able to assist them.  Passengers must notify the reservations agent by June 1, 2012, regarding any specific needs so arrangements may be made.

2. Package includes rail transportation from Washington, DC to Chicago IL and/or return from Chicago, IL; sleeping or lounge seat accommodations depending upon fare class while en route only; and meals, snacks, beverages, wines and spirits while en route aboard the rail car only.  A detailed train schedule with all provided meals will be sent two weeks prior to departure.  Package does not include accommodations in Chicago, convention registration, or any convention activities. 

3. Passengers must make their own arrangements for accommodations, meals, activities, gratuities, personal incidental charges, and ground transportation while in Chicago and in Cedar Rapids IA, and  for all convention activities.  Passengers must make their own arrangements for transportation  from Chicago to Cedar Rapids IA and return for the convention, either via NRHS 2012 Convention inbound and outbound convention special trains, (see for more information) or with other  carriers.

4. No refund of purchased tickets after May 1, 2012, other than by operator's cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space.  The operator suggests that passengers independently obtain trip insurance to cover cancellations resulting from personal emergencies, illness or other causes.  Increased costs have resulted in significantly higher long distance trip costs. In order to keep passenger fares reasonable, a minimum number of tickets need to be sold.  In the unlikely event enough tickets are not sold, you will be notified by May 1, 2012 of the trip cancellation and your entire payment refunded without further obligation on our part.

5. Reservations are not transferable and may not be resold without the written consent of the operator.

6. Train schedules and routing are subject to change without notice.  Operator and Amtrak reserve the right to substitute equipment.  Operator has no control over transportation companies and other vendors providing services for this trip, thus it must be understood that changes can occur in the schedule, equipment, dates, routes and accommodations without notice.

7. 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.

8. Passengers may board at any intermediate station stop; please notify ticket agent if you are planning to board at stations other than Washington, D.C. or Chicago, IL.

9. Passengers wishing to travel on segments other than published should contact the agent for availability/fares.

10. Passengers with special dietary needs must notify the reservation agent in writing by June 1, 2012.

11. Smoking is not permitted aboard the private rail car, except in the car vestibule.  Smoking is also permitted on station platforms at Amtrak designated smoking stops.

12. The Washington D.C. Chapter, NRHS and its representatives act only as agents for the passengers with respect to rail transportation, food services and other services offered; as such, hold themselves free of liability for any injury, delay, loss or damage from any cause whatsoever.

13. For registration and ticketing information as well as convention hotel information for NRHS Convention 2012 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the National Railway Historical Society annual convention, please see for more information.

14. 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 Conditions and these specific Conditions.


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