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

Pennsylvanian – East & West

Saturday, May 27, 2017 to Monday, May 29, 2017

Travel to the city of three rivers—Pittsburgh, in exclusive style aboard the private rail car, Dover Harbor, DCNRHS’ classic 1930’s Pullman sleeper-lounge car on a rail voyage across Pennsylvania.  Relive first class travel of the golden age of passenger trains in comfortable, elegant surroundings and with our stewards attentive service on a weekend tour to the Steel City

      Join the trip in New York mid-morning, in Philadelphia at mid-day (an easy connecting point for our Washington DC friends via a quick Amtrak ride up the Northeast Corridor), or in Lancaster in the early afternoon on Saturday, May 27th when Dover Harbor travels westward with Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian.  Enjoy a series of scenic highlights including Amish farmlands, crossing the Susquehanna River, riding along the Juniata River and rising up around world-famous Horseshoe Curve, which carries you up to the crest of the Allegheny Mountains.  Lunchtime snacks and an early supper will be served en route.  Upon an evening arrival in Pittsburgh, comfortable accommodations (included) await you at the Westin Pittsburgh, just a half block from the station.

      On Sunday, you’ll have the day to explore the city’s many sights with an all-day, hop-on/hop-off pass (included) for Pittsburgh Double Decker Tours.   See the Carnegie Museums, the Andy Warhol Museum,  Station Square, Point State Park (where Pittsburgh’s three rivers come together) and more!  Cap the day off perhaps by taking the Inclines up to Mount Washington to visit one of Pittsburgh’s fine restaurants.

      Our return trip departs Pittsburgh in the early morning on Monday, May 29th, as we retrace our scenic route eastward taking you homeward to Lancaster, Philadelphia and New York.  A light breakfast will be served on departure, along with lunch in early afternoon.



Questions? E-mail

or call 202-627-6978.

Per Person Fares (First Class)

All fares include round trip travel on Dover Harbor between New York, Philadelphia or Lancaster and Pittsburgh including onboard meals, beverages, wines and spirits; two nights at the Westin Pittsburgh; and a hop-on/hop-off Pittsburgh Tour Company Double Decker Bus full-day pass.

Option 1 - NEW YORK to PITTSBURGH ROUND TRIP-From New York Penn Station to Pittsburgh and return:

Option 2 - PHILADELPHIA to PITTSBURGH ROUND TRIP:  From Phila. 30th St. Station to Pittsburgh & return:

Option 3 - LANCASTER to PITTSBURGH ROUND TRIP- From Lancaster to Pittsburgh and return:


ALL OPTIONS, Per Person Fares:




Single, per person



Double, per person



Triple, per person



Quad, per person




                         EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Make your reservation and payment by April 14, 2017 and

deduct FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) per person!



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 April 14, 2017 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 gratuities, personal incidental charges, tours, admissions, local transportation , connecting train travel, or meals except while 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.

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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).

PENNSYLVANIAN- East & West: May 27-29, 2017

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: ____________________________________________________

(Reservation confirmations are sent by e-mail.  Please ensure your spam filter accepts e-mails from; contact us at this address if you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours of booking.)


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 (check boarding/destination location):

Opt. 1 –ROUND TRIP: NEW YORK to PITTSBURGH and return:

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $_____      = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ _____              = $                                       

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


#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $ _____    = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ _____              = $                                       

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


#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $_____     = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ _____              = $                                       

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

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

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