|Donate to support the restoration of former C&O 2-6-6-2 steam engine #1309. The chapter will match member contributions dollar for dollar. The deadline is May 31.
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad continues to make progress in the return-to-service restoration of #1309. The Baldwin Locomotive Works built #1309 in September 1949 as its last commercially built steam locomotive for use by a railroad in the USA. It had previously been preserved and displayed at the B&O Museum of Baltimore since 1972. Read more.
The deadline has passed.
Strasburg Railroad tripleheader video
Member Stephen Sery captured a steam tripleheader, featuring engines 89, 90, and 475, during a special photo excursion on the Strasburg Railroad on October 23, 2017.
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Country Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe
Street, Rockville, MD. We welcome visitors. Get directions.
— If it snows on meeting day, we follow the
decision of Montgomery County. If the county
government closes its offices
(not school events), the meeting is cancelled.
You can check the county
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the chapter webmaster will update this web page
about 6 p.m. on the night of the meeting.
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Photos — See a sample of
photos from our chapter.
|Visiting our area? — As railfans, we can offer sightseeing
suggestions for visitors to the Washington, D.C.
area. Sample our collective wisdom.
|Just for Fun:
Wayne Sherwin uses his digital editing skills to
create some interesting images.
|Potomac Chapter is a group of
railfans based in the National Capital Area. We are
chartered as a branch of the National Railway Historical
Society (NRHS). We seek to increase public awareness of
railroads and their history.
us: For more information, you can call Vice President John Sery at (301) 431-0088, Director Carl Franz at (240) 720-8686, or Director Bob Dixon-Gumm at (301) 762-5073. You can write to us at: