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Our ODC April 21 program will be presented by ODC member George Saunders. George will present a power point slide show on "The development of Trains in the South and their use in 1864 during the War Between the States." The show will cover skills acquired in the antebellum South and used on the railroads in 1864. The presentation is part of the sesquicentennial lecture series that he is giving at several locations this spring. Please be sure to attend this interesting presentation; bring a friend; refreshments available.
ODC May 19 Program
Please be sure to sign up for the annual ODC BBQ picnic in Ashland on May 19. This is ODC's most popular monthly program so please mark it on your calendar now. Families invited too.


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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 forpreservation 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.  Information on upcoming programs can be found here.

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