The National Railway Historical Society, Washington DC Chapter, Incorporated presents the

Tidewater Traveler

Sunday, December 5, 2010


  This is a special trip with the hosts of 630 WMAL's Garden Sense.
Experience luxurious rail travel aboard the classic 1930's Pullman lounge/sleeper Dover Harbor-- travel to the Tidewater region of Virginia to Williamsburg, the Colonial Capital, or to the maritime city of Newport News.

 After an early morning departure from Washington Union Station or Alexandria, enjoy breakfast served at your table, as Amtrak's Regional train #67 takes us southward over the trestles spanning scenic tributaries of the Potomac River and through the historic cities of Fredericksburg and Richmond. Make new friends and relax in comfortable Pullman armchairs while white-jacketed attendants serve you beverages, libations, and snacks.

 Shortly before mid-day, Dover Harbor will arrive at Williamsburg. Stroll back in time on the eighteenth century streets in Colonial Williamsburg. Enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations as the town prepares to kick off the holiday season, or tour the historic sites (admission fee) during a five hour visit (the historic district is approximately a six block walk from Amtrak's Boundary Street Station); or, continue your train ride to the end of the line at Newport News where you can visit attractions such as the world famous Mariner's Museum, a short taxi ride from the Newport News Amtrak station (admission fee).

Dover Harbor will depart from Newport News in late afternoon with Amtrak's Regional train #66, stopping at Williamsburg on the way. A delicious supper will be served while en route home to Alexandria and Washington.


Washington to Williamsburg/Newport News

DCNRHS Chapter Members: $199

Nonmembers $229

Child (ages 2-15) $169


1. No refund or credit of purchased tickets after November 1, 2010, 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. Package does not include attraction admissions charges, ground transportation, personal incidental charges or meals except for meal service as described above while on board Dover Harbor.

3. Schedule of train departures and arrivals subject to change without notice by Amtrak. Operator reserves the right to substitute equipment or alter itinerary without notice.

4. Children’s fares apply to ages 2 – 15. Children under age 2, not occupying a seat travel free. Each child must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult. Above age 15, the full member or nonmember fare is applicable.

5. 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. Those with special dietary needs must notify the reservations agent in writing at least two weeks in advance of the trip.

6. 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


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

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____ Check payable to Washington DC Chapter, NRHS

____ Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:

Card No.: __________________________________________________

Expiration Date: ____________________________________________

Signature: _________________________________________________


# ____ DCNRHS Member(s) at $ 199 = $ ________

# ____ Nonmember(s) at $ 229 = $ ________

# ____ Child (ages 2-15) at $ 169 = $ ________

TOTAL AMOUNT: $ ________



BOARDING LOCATION: ____ Washington DC ____ Alexandria VA

DESTINATION: ____ Williamsburg VA ____ Newport News VA

              c/o Mike Martin, Reservation Agent
              503 Mayfield Avenue
               West Chester, PA 19380-5211

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