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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 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 Meetings:

  • September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
  • October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
  • November 16, 2018 @ 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.

    UPCOMING EVENTS


    Saturday, September 8, 2018   -   FALL CHAPTER TRIP

    Come out for The Secret Valley Ramble!

    Travel by private motor coach to Hamburg, PA to visit the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum. A guide will provide a tour of the extensive collection of historic Reading Company locomotives and rolling stock and the special exhibit Hauling Black Diamonds, part of the observance of the 250th anniversary of Anthracite Coal.

    After lunch we will travel to Boyertown, PA for an excursion in a private Parlor Car on the Colebrookdale Railroad, a former Reading Railroad branchline dating from the 1860s. The route, known as The Secret Valley, winds along the Manatawny and Ironstone Creeks and is noted for its natural beauty and history associated with the early Pennsylvania iron industry.

    See FLYER for more information and registration form.

    Registrations must be received no later than August 27, 2018.


    Friday, September 21, 2018   -   General Chapter Membership Meeting

    Pizza and Slide Night ! - Come out and bring your film slides or digital slides to share with the membership along with sharing some slices !! Show off your old or new railfanning images or summer train trip excursions!