The Old Dominion Chapter meets at 7:00 PM every third Monday of the month unless otherwise advertised. Our meetings are generally held at the Richmond Railroad Museum - Hull Street Station, 102 Hull St. just south of the Mayo Bridge.

Each month, a special program is offered as part of our meeting. To find the subject of the monthly program, please consult the current edition of The Highball, available at the "Highball" link below.

Members are invited to bring guests, and there are refreshments available. Please join us for some Railroading fun.

View the equipment roster of the Old Dominion Chapter-NRHS.

Follow us on Facebook





Watch for Spring Excursion Tickets on sale soon!

The Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), chartered in 1957, is a non-profit, volunteer-based, educational organization dedicated to the preservation of past, present, and future railroading in Central Virginia. The Chapter owns a number of historic passenger coaches and engines for preservation and for use on excursion train rides.

We are a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code interested in collecting railroad memorabilia, researching the history of local railroads, maintaining our railroad museum, preserving railroad artifacts, and educating the public about railroads and railroad safety.

If you are mesmerized by the sound of a distant train whistle or secretly enjoy being stopped by a train at a grade crossing, our organization is for you. Our membership comes from many backgrounds, occupations, and interests. Come by and share your interests of trains and railroading with others!

The Chapter is always looking for new volunteers. We need people to help restore our large inventory of rail cars, locomotives (steam and diesel), and maintenance of way equipment,car attendants and ticket takers for our excursions, track work, even things as simple as mowing the grass at our equipment yard. Experience is not necessary! (But if you have experience or a mechanical background, we really want to talk to you) If you would like to work with real trains and not just the models just send an email with your contact information and interest and we'll be back in touch with you. Please look on our volunteer page for photos. And check out the Nerail site for more photos!!!

The Old Dominion Chapter meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Richmond Railroad Museum , 102 Hull Street in Richmond. Va.

View our chapter By-Laws
(Click on icon above)


Our organization welcomes your donations. We have many ongoing projects to restore and preserve Virginia's railroad history. These include restoration of antique locomotives, cars and rail yard equipment, the operation of the Richmond Railroad Museum, upkeep of our excursion and Santa train trips, and the archives which contains thousands of volumes pertaining to railroad history in Virginia.

We will soon be providing an online donations link where you may contribute securely with a credit card or Pay-Pal account. Until that link is operational, please mail donations by check to:


PO Box 8583

Richmond, VA. 23226-8583

The Old Dominion Chapter NRHS is a 501[C]3 organization and contributions are tax deduct able.



The Old Dominion Chapter now offers a community outreach program to promote the museum and the history of Richmond Railroads.

For a nominal donation to the organization, volunteer historians are available to speak at public gatherings, club meetings, and schools. Our typical presentation includes a structured power-point show covering the history of Richmond Railroads, narrated by a knowledgeable member of the organization.

Web site managed and hosted by DeMajo Internet Services, Chesterfield, VA.
All content © 2018, Old Dominion Chapter, National Railway Historical Society