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Banquet - Potomac Chapter, NRHS

Cancelled. 50th Anniversary Banquet - Potomac Chapter, NRHS

Saturday, March 21, 2020

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 Doubletree hotel. Please join us for an enjoyable evening!

Program: Kevin Keefe

Capitol Unlimited: A Midwesterner's Perspectives on Classic Railroading — Steam, Diesel, and Electric — from a Life in Railroad Journalism

Kevin Keefe photoKevin Keefe is a columnist for Classic Trains magazine and a Director for The Center for Railroad Photography & Art. His presentation will include photos of MidAtlantic subjects from the Classic Trains library and the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, including images of the PRR, B&O, N&W, C&O, and RF&P from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Representatives of the National NRHS will be joining us to recognize the Potomac Chapter’s contributions to the preservation of Railroad History.


Location: DoubleTree Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (see Google map)    301-977-8900

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):

Reservations must be received by March 17. No refunds after that date.

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Dinner will be served buffet style. Choices will include:

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

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

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

Speaker biography

Our Guest Speaker, Kevin Keefe was born in Chicago and graduated from Michigan State University's School of Journalism in 1973. At MSU, he was a key figure in the effort to restore Pere Marquette steam locomotive 1225, and his 2016 book for MSU Press, Twelve Twenty Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive, won the Library of Michigan's prestigious Notable Books Award.

In recent years he has collaborated on books about photographers Jim Shaughnessy, Wallace W. Abbey, and J. Parker Lamb. He has worked for daily newspapers in Michigan and Wisconsin, and as an Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief (1992-2000) of Trains Magazine.

Over the years, Kevin has authored many articles for Trains Magazine and other railroad publications. He retired in 2016 as Kalmbach Media's Vice President-Editorial after twenty-nine years with the company. Kevin is currently a Contributing Columnist for Classic Trains Magazine and serves as a Director for The Center for Railroad Photography & Art.

No tickets will be mailed. For further information (703) 255-3258 or email

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