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

The Fast Flying Franklin

Saturday, June 30, 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.

Escape from hot steamy Washington, DC for a day in
mid-20th Century style aboard the Franklin Inn, our newly restored former  Pennsylvania Railroad coach. 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.

      After an early morning departure from Washington's Union Station or the Alexandria Amtrak station, sit back  and enjoy the scenery, as Amtrak's Regional train #67 takes us into the heart of the Old Dominion State.  Relax and make new friends as the miles go by.  Passengers may choose to detrain at one of several enjoyable destinations including:

-- a town full of possibilities and history. Visit 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 are an easy few block walk from Richmond's Main Street Station; others may require a taxi).

WILLIAMSBURG-- where the restored gardens and 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 for the northbound return trip in late afternoon with Amtrak's Regional train #66.  Make sure you catch a late lunch or an early dinner before stepping back aboard for your return trip. Light snacks and drinks will be available on both legs of the trip.

PER PERSON FARES: Includes one coach seat for same-day round trip travel on Franklin Inn between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Williamsburg, or Newport News. 

DCNRHS Members: $47

Nonmembers Adult $67

Child (ages 2-15): $47


1. No refund or credit of purchased tickets after May 26, 2012, other than by operator's cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space.

2. Package does not include gratuities, tours, attraction admissions charges, local transportation, personal incidental charges, or meals except for snack service as described above while on board Franklin Inn..

3. Children’s fares apply to ages 2 – 15.  Children under age 2, not occupying a seat travels 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. Operator requires those passengers requiring special assistance from others to travel with someone who is able to assist them.

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 to


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____ Check payable to Washington DC Chapter, NRHS

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Please reserve the following spaces:

(please check destination option and boarding location):

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

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

¨ Opt. 3-TO RICHMOND from ¨ Washington or ¨ Alexandria

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $ 47 = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ 67 = $                                       

#               Child (ages 2-15) at $ 47 = $                                       

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

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

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Image: The Franklin Inn restored to authentic 1963 PRR Livery- Photo by Alex Mayes