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2014 Dues Increase

NRHS Board of Directors has approved an $11 increase, from $39 to $50, in the national dues for 2014. The Potomac Chapter has outlined its concerns about this increase in a letter to the NRHS president.

NRHS President Greg Molloy has recently issued two letters on this topic, announcing the increase and outlining the future of the organization. You can also read Greg's PowerPoint presentation from the summer meetings.

In response to the dues increase, the Potomac Chapter has created an Associate option for those people who want to participate in Chapter activities, but don’t want to maintain their membership in the NRHS.

Visiting our area? — As railfans, we can offer sightseeing suggestions for visitors to the Washington, D.C. area. Sample our collective wisdom.

Internal business:

•  Membership meeting minutes
•  Board meeting minutes
•  Chapter bylaws
•  Email voting procedures
•  Archives of prior year minutes

Links to other rail-oriented web sites.

CSX and Amtrak at Gaithersburg Incident at Gaithersburg — Enjoy Stephen Sery's video, which documents the events associated with a CSX freight stopped by a broken coupler on the day of our 2011 chapter picnic.

Meetings — We meet the third Tuesday of every month at 8:00 PM in the Montgomery Country Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD. We welcome visitors. Get directions.
Inclement weather — 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 web page for Community Use of Public Facilities. Click on the link for Emergency/Closings. If the weather looks questionable, the chapter webmaster will update this web page about 6 p.m. on the night of the meeting. 
Chapter Information — Learn more about our chapter and how to become a member.
Link to photo page
— See a sample of photos from our chapter.
Publications — We offer several publications for sale.
Parking symbolParking — There are many parking alternatives for the membership meeting. See a map with alternatives.
Read chapter member Bob Cohen's history of railroading in the Washington, D.C. area.
Fun photo linkJust 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.

Contact us: You can call our chapter phone line at 301-251-9461 . You can write to us at:

Potomac Chapter NRHS
P.O. Box 235
Kensington, MD 20895-0235
E-mail our Webmaster:
Bill Holdsworth mailto:w.holdsworth AT verizon DOT net
For membership information e-mail
Rick Davidson mailto:rdavidsonjr AT cox DOT net

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