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Welcome to the Delaware Valley Chapter of the NRHS

DelVal Logo Delaware Valley Chapter
of the
National Railway Historical Society
Regular DelVal Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month except for July, August, and December at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Morrisville Public Library. The featured program for each monthly meeting begins after our business meeting and refreshment break - approximately at 8:30 pm.

Meeting Location:

Morrisville Public Library
300 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Morrisville, PA 19067-6621

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • March 17, 2023 @7:30 pm
  • April 21, 2023 @7:30 pm
  • May 19, 2023 @7:30 pm

  • Welcome to the official website of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. The Chapter was chartered in 1970 as the New Hope Chapter by the volunteers operating the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad. As membership grew, the chapter moved to Yardley, Pennsylvania and changed its name to the Delaware Valley Chapter. Another move brought the chapter to its current location in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.


    Friday, March 17, 2023 - General Chapter Membership Meeting

    The next meeting of the Delaware Valley Chapter NRHS will be held Friday, March 17, 2023 beginning at 7:30pm at the Morrisville Public Library, 300 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA. Chapter member Mitch Dakelman will present a program of 16mm films including the Reading Company's "Safety At The Crossroads" and "GG1- An American Classic" narrated by the late Tom Moran.

    Friday, April 21, 2023 - General Chapter Membership Meeting

    Noted local rail historian John Kilbride will present a DVD entitled Rocky Mountain Express which was originally a 45-minute IMAX film released in the fall of 2011. It features the Canadian Pacific Railway's restored 4-6-4 H1b Hudson steam locomomotive 2816. The film takes the audience on a steam journey along the historic Canadian Pacific route from Vancouver to Montreal, focusing on the western mountain portion. In parallel, it tells the story of the construction of the first transcontinental railway to link the new Dominion of Canada from sea to sea and the massive effort required of a nation of fewer than five million people to connect its population for the first time.