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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:

  • October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
  • November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
  • December - NO Meeting



  • 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

    Friday, October 19, 2018
    General Chapter Membership Meeting

    Montgomery County Trolleys! - Mike Szilagyi, author of a recently published Arcadia Publishing book of the same title, will present a program about the 140 miles of trolley lines that once served Montgomery County. A wide array of trolley cars once rolled over Montgomery County rails, from quaint open streetcars to sleek 80 mile an hour trolleys. Taking the trolley was a convenient, affordable option for those traveling and commuting within the county, to and from nearby Philadelphia, and points beyond.


    Saturday, November 10, 2018
    41st Annual Chapter BANQUET LUNCHEON

    SAVE THE DATE !   INVITE YOUR FRIENDS !   REGISTER NOW !!

    The Annual Chapter Banquet will be held on November 10 at the Cock 'n Bull Restaurant in Peddler's Village, Lahaska, PA. This year's guest speaker will be Kermit Geary, Jr., a retired Sperry Rail Services employee and noted rail photographer, who will present a program entitled "A Potpourri of Anthracite Railroads".

    Look for the registration flyer included in the August/September issue of your 'Observation Car' newsletter or download one here - and register by November 1st !!


    Friday, November 16, 2018
    General Chapter Membership Meeting

    Program: - Joel Spivak will present a program about the architecture and archeology of Philadelphia's streetcar legacy.