|Membership Renewal Process Changes
For 2015, members will receive two separate renewal notices – one from the Potomac Chapter and one from the national NRHS. Members will need to make separate payments to the Potomac Chapter and national NRHS.
Potomac Chapter will mail its renewal notices via the U.S. Postal Service before the end of October. Members and Associates will need to return the renewal form with their check by December 31.
We aren’t sure of the national NRHS' plans for the renewal process. We expect them to mail renewal notices to Members in the same time frame. Potomac Chapter Associates aren’t members of the National NRHS and won’t receive a renewal notice from them.
|Newsletter — We're very proud of our newsletter, Potomac
– See last month's issue.
– Read the issue from two months ago.
– See the issue from three months ago.
|NRHS business model — The national board of directors rejected the proposed new business model at their September 20 meeting. The proposal would have radically changed the relationship with the chapters. The national organization is expected to take action in the near future to address its problems, but the nature of those changes is uncertain. Watch the national website for more information.
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.
Requiem for a CPL - CSX Baltimore
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.
— 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.
— 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
|Publications — We
offer several publications for sale.
|Parking — There are many parking alternatives for the
membership meeting. See a map with
|Read chapter member Bob Cohen's history
of railroading in the Washington, D.C. area.
|Just for Fun:
Wayne Sherwin uses his digital editing skills to
create some interesting images.