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

The New Yorker – A Railfan Adventure on Franklin Inn

Saturday, October 13, 2012 to Sunday, October 14, 2012

Take Manhattan by storm for a two-day fall getaway aboard Franklin Inn, our newly restored mid-Century Pennsylvania Railroad Coach (photo on right). Reminiscent of our innovative, fun, price-friendly trips in the 1950s and 1960s, this journey is part of our “Railfan Adventure Series.”

Empire State Building
      After an early morning departure from Washington Union Station sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery, as our Amtrak train carries us north to the Big Apple.  Make new friends with your fellow passengers as we race along Amtrak’s high-speed Northeast Corridor to a late morning arrival. Spend an Autumn Saturday in New York: see  Broadway shows; shop til you drop at Macy’s, Bloomingdales, or Saks; sightsee at the Statue of Liberty, the heights of the Empire State Bldg. (photo to left), or luminous Times Square; see rail sights like fabulous Grand Central Terminal, and enjoy the “City that Never Sleeps.”

      Stay overnight in a hotel of your own choosing and then enjoy additional time in Manhattan before our return trip departs southward at mid-afternoon on Sunday. Reminisce about your weekend adventures as our train travels across the meadows of New Jersey, rolls through Philadelphia, and sails across the Susquehanna River to Baltimore and an early evening arrival back in Washington, DC.

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

Franklin Inn


Washington/Baltimore to New York NY

DCNRHS Members: $75

Nonmembers: $95

Child (ages 2-15): $75

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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).



1. Operator requires those physically challenged passengers requiring special assistance from others to travel with someone who is able to assist them.

2. No refund or credit of purchased tickets after September 1, 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 hotel accomodations, gratuities, personal incidental charges, tours, admissions, local transportation or meals. No meals are included en route aboard Franklin Inn except for light snack service as described above

4. 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.

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.


Questions? E-mail or call 703-273-8440.

THE NEW YORKEROctober 13-14, 2012

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: ____________________________________________________


PAYMENT METHOD                    

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

____  Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:

Card No.:  _______________________________________________


Expiration Date (mm/yy):  ____/ ____  CID # (on back of card) ______

Signature: _______________________________________________

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

TO NEW YORK from  ¨ Washington or  ¨ Baltimore                        

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $ 75     = $                                            

             Include DCNRHS membership number with names below!

#               Nonmember(s) at $ 95                = $                                            

#               Child (ages 2-15) at $ 75             = $                                            

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                $                                         



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How I heard about this trip:   

____ Trip News E-mail   ____ DCNRHS Newsletter

____ Other _____________________________________________________

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

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