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NRHS business model

The national board of directors is scheduled to vote on a new business model at their September 20 meeting. You can read more on the national website. The proposal will radically change the relationship with the chapters. There is a 30-page document with detailed information.

Chapter Picnic

grill master drawingSeptember 27, 3-6 p.m.
Griffith Park at City Hall (One block from the B&O Station)
29 S. Summit Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD

The chapter will provide Burgers, Hotdogs, NC Barbeque, Fixings, Soft Drinks. Cost: $8 per person (12 and over) or your party may bring a pot luck dish (salad, side, or desert) to share. Site amenities include picnic shelter, tables, restrooms, parking, playground equipment. Help needed with: charcoal grills, setup and clean-up.

RSVP: By Thursday, Sept 20 via Potomac Chapter phone (301) 251-9461 or email Please indicate number in party, what pot luck dish you're planning to bring (if any) and whatever other help you may wish to offer.

Help wanted: Grill Master -- Call Jay at (703) 255-3258 if interested.

Newsletter linkNewsletter — We're very proud of our newsletter, Potomac Rail News.
– See last month's issue.
– Read the issue from two months ago.
– See the issue from three months ago.
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.

Requiem for a CPL - CSX Baltimore
CPL bridge dismantled
On May 17, 2014, CSX crews dismantled the color position light (CPL) signal bridge, dwarfs, and masts at the Bailey's Wye interlocking in downtown Baltimore. Chapter members John and Stephen Sery made a video to document the moment and pay tribute to those long-standing sentinels of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

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.
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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