The National Railway Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Inc.
 presents a
Virginia Railway Express Shop Tour
Saturday, September 14, 2013

Join the Washington, D.C. Chapter, NRHS for a two-hour walking tour of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Broad Run storage yard and shop complex.  The storage yard, located at the west end of VRE’s Manassas Line, opened in 1992 with the beginning of commuter train operations to Washington DC. Today, sixteen commuter trains originate or terminate at Broad Run on a normal weekday.  Participants will see how routine maintenance and repairs are made to VRE passenger cars and locomotives and learn about VRE initiatives to improve the commuter rail experience.  This is a walking tour of a railroad facility on hard and gravel surfaces so proper, comfortable shoes are needed.

      Tour participants will meet in the VRE Manassas Broad Run / Airport Station Parking Lot adjacent to the shop complex at 9:45am and then will be led to the appropriate shop entrance to begin the tour promptly at 10:00am. Directions for free parking will be provided to tour participants with tour instructions.



DCNRHS Members: $23

Nonmembers: $33


For this tour, children must be at least 12 years old, accompanied by an adult and pay the same fares as adults


1. No refund or credit after August 14, 2013, 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. This tour is of an active Virginia Railway Express facility which is not normally open to the public.  Tour participants must be able to stand for times in places without seating, walk over gravel and hard surfaces, and some climbing may be required.

3. The Washington DC Chapter NRHS makes every effort to accommodate the physically challenged however this tour will require transiting over rails, gravel and areas which may not be accessible.  Operator requires those physically challenged individuals requiring special assistance to be accompanied by someone who is able to assist them.

4. All participants must be dressed appropriately, wearing closed, hard soled shoes (no flip flops, sandals, open shoes, athletic shoes or sneakers or high heels permitted).  Participants not properly dressed will be denied entrance, and no refund will be provided.

5. Children above age 12 are welcome on this tour, however each child must be supervised by an accompanying adult.  There is no separate child’s fare.

6. 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 703-273-8440 or e-mail


VIRGINIA RAILWAY EXPRESS SHOP TOUR,  Saturday, September 14, 2013

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____ Check payable to Washington DC Chapter, NRHS

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   Please include DCNRHS membership number with name below!

# ____ Nonmember at $ 33.00 = $ ________________

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                $ ______________



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                  c/o Mike Martin, Reservation Agent

                  503 Mayfield Avenue

                  West Chester, PA  19380-5211

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