BE SURE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR THE JULY 17TH DINNER AND TRAIN WATCHING IN ASHLAND. EVENTS BEGIN AT 5:15 PM WITH A TOUR OF THE ASHLAND MUSEUM, FOLLOWED BY TWO HOURS OF TRAIN WATCHING AT ASHLAND COFFEE AND TEA. DINNER WILL BE SERVED. PRICE $15 PER PERSON, AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. SEND YOUR RESERVATION REQUEST AND PAYMENT TO ODC 2107 PICNIC, PO Box 8583, Richmond, VA. 23226-8583
The Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), cha
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 for preservation and for use on excursion train
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
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.
View our chapter By-Laws
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Our organization welcomes your donations. We have many ongoing projects to restore and preserve Virginia's railroad history. These include restoration of antique locomotives, cars and rail yard equipment, the operation of the Richmond Railroad Museum, upkeep of our excursion and Santa train trips, and the archives which contains thousands of volumes pertaining to railroad history in Virginia.
We will soon be providing an online donations link where you may contribute securely with a credit card or Pay-Pal account. Until that link is operational, please mail donations by check to:
PO Box 8583
Richmond, VA. 23226-8583
The Old Dominion Chapter NRHS is a 501[C]3 organization and contributions are tax deduct able.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
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.
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