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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:

  • April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • May 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • June 21, 2019 @ 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, April 19, 2019
    General Chapter Membership Meeting

    This month the program will be a a talk titled "Inside Sunnyside".

    John Kilbride will provide a slide presentation on the first hundred years of Sunnyside Yard's operation initiated with its construction, explain the operational practices and provide present-day views, beginning with a cab ride trip from Penn Station.

    The role of the yard as part of the entire PRR's Tunnel and Terminal Railroad project will be explained and a handout provided to assist in understanding the facility's contribution to the organized dispatching of out-bound trains throughout the first century!

    Saturday, June 15, 2019
    SAVE THE DATE - 2019 Chapter Trip!

    Join the chapter on our spring trip with a tour of Amtrak's Wilmington Shop to be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Additional activities will include a visit to the historic Wilmington Station and a ride on the Wilmington & Western Railroad.

    Lunch will be by individual settlement at one of the many restaurants located along the Christina River Waterfront Park in Wilmington.

    The trip registration flier and release form can be found in the April issue of the Observation Car or can be downloaded by clicking on the images below. All registrants must complete and submit the Amtrak Release Form with their registration.

    Registrations must be received no later than May 22, 2019!