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The August 17 ODC program is entitled "N&W 611 Roars Back" featuring video & slides by Richard Todd of the 611 between Petersburg & Christianburg, Va. during  June & July.  Lots of sound & steam! Don't forget August is ODC's annual Hawaiian Shirt Night so be sure to wear your favorite one. Refreshments & door prizes too. Bring a friend.


View the equipment roster of the Old Dominion Chapter-NRHS.

View train schedules from the year 1956 as compared to travel on today's Amtrak system.

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The Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), chartered in 1957, is a non-profit, volunteer-based, educational organization dedicated to the preservation of past, present, and future railroading in Central Virginia. The Chapter owns a number of historic passenger coaches and engines forpreservation and for use on excursion train rides.

We are a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code interested in collecting railroad memorabilia, researching the history of local railroads, maintaining our railroad museum, preserving railroad artifacts, and educating the public about railroads and railroad safety.

If you are mesmerized by the sound of a distant train whistle or secretly enjoy being stopped by a train at a grade crossing, our organization is for you. Our membership comes from many backgrounds, occupations, and interests. Come by and share your interests of trains and railroading with others!

The Chapter is always looking for new volunteers. We need people to help restore our large inventory of rail cars, locomotives (steam and diesel), and maintenance of way equipment,car attendants and ticket takers for our excursions, track work, even things as simple as mowing the grass at our equipment yard. Experience is not necessary! (But if you have experience or a mechanical background, we really want to talk to you) If you would like to work with real trains and not just the models just send an email with your contact information and interest and we'll be back in touch with you. Please look on our volunteer page for photos. And check out the Nerail site for more photos!!!

The Old Dominion Chapter meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Richmond Railroad Museum , 102 Hull Street in Richmond. Va.  Information on upcoming programs can be found here.

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The Old Dominion Chapter now offers a community outreach program to promote the museum and the history of Richmond Railroads.

For a nominal donation to the organization, volunteer historians are available to speak at public gatherings, club meetings, and schools. Our typical presentation includes a structured power-point show covering the history of Richmond Railroads, narrated by a knowledgeable member of the organization.