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

The New Yorker  - Garden Sense

Friday, June 26, 2015 to Sunday, June 28, 2015

Take Manhattan by storm for a two-day, start of summer getaway aboard Dover Harbor, a classic 1930’s Pullman sleeper-lounge railroad car. Enjoy the comfortable, 

elegant surroundings and attentive service of our stewards, as if you were traveling first class in the golden age of passenger trains.  And, on this special weekend adventure, you will be traveling with the hosts of WMAL Radio's Garden Sense program. 

After a Friday afternoon departure from Washington Union Station sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery, and make new friends as our Amtrak train races along Amtrak’s high-speed Northeast Corridor to a mid-evening arrival in the Big Apple. Stay overnight in a hotel of your choosing (not included). On this rail only trip, make your own arrangements to explore all that Manhattan has to offer: see Broadway shows; shop at Macy’s, Saks, or Bloomingdales; sightsee at the Statue of Liberty, the heights of the Empire State Bldg. (photo left), or luminous Times Square; visit the several fabulous New York area Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the “City that Never Sleeps.”

     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.

      A light supper will be served on the northbound trip and hors d’oeuvre and cocktails will be
served en route southbound.


Washington/Baltimore to New York NY

DCNRHS Members: $269

Nonmembers: $299



1. The Washington D.C. Chapter, NRHS makes every effort to accommodate the physically challenged; however, Dover Harbor as a historic railroad car is not wheelchair accessible. Operator requires those physically challenged passengers requiring special assistance from others to travel with someone who is able to assist them.  Those with special dietary needs such as food allergies must notify the reservations agent in writing at least two weeks in advance of the trip.

2. No refund or credit of purchased tickets after May 27, 2015 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.  This is a rail only trip.  Package does not include hotel accommodations, gratuities, personal incidental charges, tours, admissions, local transportation or meals. No meals are included except en route aboard Dover Harbor as described above.

4. 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.

NEED A HOTEL? We’ve arranged for a special group discount rate at the Marriott Courtyard- Herald Square of $242/night (rate is guaranteed through June 5th; after that date, it is on a space available basis at the discretion of the hotel); the group booking code will be sent to you with your trip confirmation.



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


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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).

THE NEW YORKER: June 26-28, 2015

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.:  _______________________________________________

Exp. 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 $ 269   = $                                            

             Include DCNRHS membership number with names below!

#               Nonmember(s) at $ 299              = $                                            

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                           $                                         



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How I heard about this trip:   

____ Trip News E-mail   ____ DCNRHS Newsletter

____ Garden Sense Radio Show

____ Other _____________________________________________________

Mail to:     WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER NRHS,  c/o Mary Ries, Reservations Agent, 6054 Hunt Club Road, Elkridge, MD 21075-5516

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