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

presents a


Virginia Railway Express Shop Tour: Crossroads Yard and Maintenance Facility

Saturday, March 15, 2014


Join the Washington, D.C. Chapter, NRHS for a two and a half hour walking tour of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Crossroads Yard and Maintenance Facility.  The facility, located at the south end of VRE’s Fredericksburg Line, opened in 1992 with the beginning of commuter train operations to Washington DC. Today, fourteen commuter trains originate or terminate at Cross Roads 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 close toed shoes are needed.


Tour participants will meet in the VRE Cross Roads maintenance facility Parking Lot at 9:45am and then will be led to the appropriate shop entrance to begin the tour promptly at 10:00am. Directions to the facility will be provided to tour participants with tour instructions; please note, this facility is remote from downtown Fredericksburg and not accessible via public transportation. 

 

PER PERSON FARES:

DCNRHS Members: $25

Nonmembers: $35

 

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

CONDITIONS


1. No refund or credit after February 14, 2014, 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 duration of the tour, 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 (www.dcnrhs.org) apply.  By making a reservation, participants agree to be bound by both the General and these specific Conditions.

RESERVE/BUY ONLINE NOW: HANDLING FEE APPLIES.

For information, call 703-273-8440 or e-mail reservations@dcnrhs.org.

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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).



VIRGINIA RAILWAY EXPRESS SHOP TOUR,  Saturday, March 15, 2014

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 DC Chapter, NRHS

____ Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:

 

Card No.:  __________________________________________________

Exp. Date (MM/YYYY): _____/_______ CID # (from back of card) _______

Signature:  _________________________________________________

Please reserve the following spaces:

# ____ DCNRHS Member at $ 25.00  =            $ ________________

Please include DCNRHS membership number with name below!

# ____ Nonmember at        $ 35.00   =           $ ________________

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                         $ ______________


ALL PARTICIPANT NAMES (Required) / DCNRHS Member No.

_______________________________________  / ____________________

_______________________________________  / ____________________

_______________________________________  / ____________________

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How I heard about this trip:  ____ Trip News E-mail  
____ DCNRHS Newsletter  ____  Other _____________________________

 

Mail to:    WASHINGTON, D.C. CHAPTER, NRHS

                  c/o Michael Wasiljov, Reservation Agent

                  213 Pangborn Blvd.

                  Hagerstown MD 21740-5044



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