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Banquet - Potomac Chapter, NRHS

Annual Banquet - Potomac Chapter, NRHS

Saturday, March 23, 2018

All chapter members, guests, and other interested railfans are invited. Door prizes will be awarded from donated items. Please bring any donations with you to the Hilton hotel. Please join us for an enjoyable evening!

Program: Jim Kleeman

A Nevada Northern Railway Photographers’ Weekend

When Kennicott Copper walked away from the railroad in 1983 it left behind the relics of a turn-of-the-century rail operation that started in 1905. The railroad is now on the National Register of Historic Places and looks much the same as it did 100 years ago. Steam powered trains run daily and their newest motive power is an Alco RS-3. We hope you'll enjoy the ride!

Jim Kleeman photo

Jim Kleeman, who grew up in Chicago watching Milwaukee Road streamliners behind the backstop while playing sandlot baseball. He rode the North Shore downtown, and the Chicago Transit Authority to Wrigley Field. He and his father rode behind the CB&Q 4960 and 5632 on fan trips in the 1960s. Jim was a model railroader in high school and college. Then medical school and marriage put the hobby on hold. His interest in railroading was rekindled after moving east and riding the Chessie Steam Special in 1977. Following in his father's footsteps, Jim bought a Canon AE-1 and started shooting Kodachrome slides. In 2004, he made the leap to digital photography and has never turned back. He takes two or three week-long railfan trips each year and has visited all 50 states.





Location: Hilton Washington DC North, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (see Google map)    301-977-8900

  • 5 p.m. Social Hour (Cash Bar)
  • 6 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. Program
  • Cash bar

Door Prizes:  The always popular door prize raffle will be held after the program.  Please bring some of your railroad memorabilia to donate to the door prizes.

Directions from the Capital Beltway (I-495):

  • TAKE I-270 North to Exit 11 MD-124 Montgomery Village Ave,
  • Go right (East) on Montgomery Village Avenue.
  • Stay in right lane.
  • Turn right at MD 355, (N. Frederick Avenue);
  • Make a right turn at Perry Parkway (the turn for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds)
  • Proceed to 620 Perry Parkway, which is on the right past the shopping center.

Reservations must be received by March 13.


Dinner will be served buffet style. Choices will include:

  • Chicken
  • London Broil
  • Salmon
  • Cassic caesar salad
  • Mixed green salad
  • Oven roasted potatoes
  • Sauted mixed vegetables
  • Tea and coffee
  • Assorted desserts

If you have special dietary needs, please indicate on the reservation form or email We will try to make arrangements with the restaurant.


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Use the buttons below to make your banquet purchase via credit card.
Please note that PayPal will process the credit card transcation. If you have a PayPal account, you can use that instead of a credit card.

Please note that we will assess a $1 handling fee for each meal purchased,
in order to defray the PayPal transaction costs.


  • Enter the names of the people in your party.
  • Click the "Add to Cart" button.
  • Verify that the information is correct. If necessary, update the quantity.
  • Choose your checkout option and complete the transaction.

The deadline has passed.

Purchase via check

Use the PDF reservation form or the form below.

Complete the form and mail it along with your check to:

Potomac Chapter, NRHS – Banquet
P.O. Box 235
Kensington, MD 20895-0235

No tickets will be mailed. For further information call (301) 649-2140 or email

Please make checks payable to: "Potomac Chapter, NRHS". Reservations must be received by March 13. No refunds after that date.

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