In response to Amtrak's Policy change of March 28 2018

The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) would like to work with Amtrak to develop a program that will allow the continued operation of private passenger rail car trips and excursions that would be acceptable and make a fair profit to Amtrak. Many NRHS chapters have run trips and excursions with Amtrak since the beginning of the founding of Amtrak.  Many chapters have made major investments in keeping their passenger cars up to current Amtrak standards and have successfully run trips for the general public promoting rail passenger operations.  The NRHS is dedicated to preserving railroad history and giving the general public rides not only accomplishes that but shows that our partner, Amtrak, is needed in this day and age. NRHS chapters operate historic equipment and help preserve the equipment for future generations.  We need to run this equipment, and keep it up

Featured Programs

Heritage Grants
Since 1991, the National Railway Historical Society has been giving away annual matching grants for projects which preserve, research, educate, or publish railway history.
RailCamp
The NRHS's annual RailCamp program offers a unique opportunity to high school students providing hands-on training in one of America's oldest and most important industries. During the one-week program campers will learn about railroad history, preservation, maintenance, operations and experience firsthand how to couple rail cars together, to inspect equipment and help to maintain steam and diesel locomotives.

Join The NRHS in Cumberland in 2018!

The NRHS 2018 Convention will be held in Cumberland, MD. The dates are Tuesday, August 8th through Sunday, August 12th.

New: on-line registration and registration materials are now available.

The Ramada Cumberland Downtown will be the convention headquarters. The hotel room rate is $72 plus taxes per night for a single or a double room. Attendees must make their reservations by July 24, 2018.

Please go to the Convention page for more information.

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