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Orange Blossom Special

The National Railway Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Incorporated presents the

Orange Blossom Special

Friday, March 18, 2011 to Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Take an early break from the cold winter and
travel to Florida aboard the classic 1930’s Pullman sleeper-lounge car Dover Harbor for an extended weekend get-away!

Your journey departs Friday evening, March 18th from Washington, D.C. with Amtrak’s Silver Meteor. Enjoy dinner served by your white-jacketed Porter as our train rockets south through Virginia and into North Carolina.

Settle into your comfy Pullman bed and let the rhythm of the rails rock you to sleep. In the morning as we arrive in Florida, the Sunshine State, enjoy breakfast freshly prepared in our kitchen as we roll through palm trees and orange groves to your choice of destination. Right after lunch there’s Orlando where you may detrain for a visit  with Mickey.

Later at early evening we’ll call at the Atlantic Coast cities of Fort Lauderdale and the sun worshippers capital of Miami.

Whatever destination you choose, you’ll have a weekend’s worth of days to enjoy sandy beaches, warm waters, and attractions of America’s winter getaway state!

Our return adventure begins late-morning March 22nd as Dover Harbor departs Miami behind Amtrak’s Silver Star. Refreshed from your winter respite, enjoy lunch as we roll north; after Orlando, dinner and a casual evening relaxing in the spacious lounge. After a refreshing night of sleep in your authentic Pullman berth, enjoy breakfast and the springtime scenery of the Carolinas as we travel the Star’s inland route. Lunch will also be served prior to mid-afternoon arrival in Washington.


All passengers may enjoy the comforts of Dover Harbor’s lounge. Sleeping accommodations on this trip are Dover Harbor’s Classic Pullman Double Bedrooms, which sleep two persons in an upper and lower berth. Each bedroom has its own washbasin and toilet. A shower is available to all.



Includes travel on Dover Harbor from Washington DC to Florida and return, with classic Pullman double bedroom accommodations while en route; and, meals (as listed), beverages, snacks and spirits aboard the car.

Per person, double occupancy Member Fare: $1,729.00

Per Person, double occupancy Non-member Fare:  $1,829.00


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 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 February 4, 2011, 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. Reservations are not transferable and may not be resold without the consent of the operator.

4. Package does not include tour/attraction admission charges, gratuities, personal incidental charges, and local transportation, or meals except for meal service as described above while en route on Dover Harbor.

5. Train schedules and routing are subject to change without notice. Operator and Amtrak reserve the right to substitute equipment.

6. Package fares are per person, double occupancy. Single tickets may be purchased at double occupancy fares; however, shared accommodations will be assigned at the discretion of the reservations agent. For guaranteed sole occupancy, the single supplement is equal to the applicable per person double occupancy fare.

7. Passengers may board at any intermediate station stop; please notify ticket agent if you plan to board at stations other than Washington, D.C.

8. Passengers with dietary restrictions must notify the ticket agent in writing in at least two weeks in advance of the trip.

9. A $35 fee will be assessed for checks returned for insufficient funds.

For information, call 610-429-5858 between 9 AM and 9PM Eastern Time or e-mail

ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL, to Florida:  March 18 - 23, 2011

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: ______________________________________________________

How I heard about trip: ____ E-mail ____ Chapter Newsletter

____ Other _____________________________________________________


____ Check payable to Washington DC Chapter, NRHS

____ Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:

Card No.: __________________________________________________

Expiration Date: ____________________________________________

Signature: _________________________________________________

# ____ DCNRHS Member(s) at  $1,729.00 = $ ________

# ____ Nonmember(s) at $1,829.00 =         $ ________

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                             $ ________


_____________________________ _______________________________
_____________________________ _______________________________
_____________________________ _______________________________
BOARDING LOCATION: ____ Washington,  D.C.
                                 ____ Alexandria, VA
                                 ____ Other: Please specify ________________
DESTINATION:  ____ Orlando
                      ____ Ft. Lauderdale
                      ____ Miami 
                      ____ Other: Please specify ________________
              c/o Mike Martin, Reservation Agent
              503 Mayfield Avenue
               West Chester, PA 19380-5211

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