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FEBRUARY 16th meeting:


This month's program will be hosted by Old Dominion Chapter member Dale W. Diacont.  The show will be an overview of railroads that Dale had a chance to visit last year.  Of note is that the program is entirely one of color slides in an old fashioned Kodak Carousel projector.  Dale's photographic craftsmanship is evidenced the unusual medium he continues to use in a digital age.  Many of the images in the presentation were taken with his 1961 model Nikon S2 rangefinder camera.

Ports of call in the show include the Pickens, Sandersville, Maryland Midland, NJ Transit, Fort Eustis Military Railway, BNSF's Curtis Hill, OK and the NRHS convention hosted by the Arkansas & Missouri.  Presentation will include two alumni shots and a map.  Come join us on Monday nght, February 16th.

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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.