Since COVID-19 our meetings are a mixture of Zoom, in-person, and hybrid. Keep an eye on the schedule below.
Programs — Check out our YouTube channel for recent programs.
Renew — You can renew your membership online, using a credit card or PayPal account.
Donate — Help the chapter further its mission.
January 2024 program: 40 years of Canadian Railfanning
October 2023 program: Specially Painted Motive Power
July 2023 program: NYS&W Railway in the 60s and 70s
Newsletter — 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.
Meetings — We meet the third Tuesday of every month at 8:00 p.m. Sometimes on Zoom. Sometimes in person in downtown Rockville. Check the calendar.
Chapter Information — Learn more about our chapter and how to become a member.
Parking — There are many parking alternatives for the membership meeting. See a map with alternatives.
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.
A thank you for our donors
Golden Spike 150th anniversary celebration
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 or Director Bob Dixon-Gumm at (301) 762-5073. You can write to us at: