Baltimore Chapter National Railway Historical Society
Baltimore Chapter National Railway Historical Society

About Us

The Baltimore Chapter of the NRHS, chartered in January 1936, is a non-profit educational and social group dedicated to enhancing your enjoyment and knowledge of and involvement with, railroading in an around the Baltimore region – where the nation's first common carrier railroad, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, started – and elsewhere.

If you share our interest in trains and railroading, then we think our organization is for you. While our members have widely diversified tastes and involvement in railroading, they all share a deep commitment to the preservation of railroad history and artifacts, the hobby of railfanning, and even the restoration and operation of railroad equipment.


Foremost in all our activities is the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Our monthly meetings bring us together to share stories and news, to reminisce, and to plan future club events. We have videos, media programs, or guest speakers every month. We share a research library jointly with the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, which members of either may use when open or by appointment. In short, we provide a great opportunity to socialize and do some good old-fashioned "armchair railroading."


Members receive a newsletter, Interchange, eleven times a year, either by postal mail or by e-mail (as a PDF attachment) as desired.  This newsletter is typically twelve to twenty pages long, full of railroad news updates and photographs, as well as historical stories, member reminisces, travelogues, and more of interest to fans. News and updates of meetings and emergency changes are also e-mailed by the Newsletter's editor as needed.


The Baltimore Chapter NRHS meets on the second Monday of each month (except for the August picnic), at 7:30 PM, at the social hall of Saint Ursula Roman Catholic Church, 8801 N. Harford Road, Parkville, Md., just a quarter mile south of I-695, the Baltimore Beltway, close to I-95; this location is also served by Baltimore MTA's #54 bus route. Attendance and membership is open to all.


The Chapter also posts regular updates, as well as hot news, links to recent stories, and historic photos, at its Facebook page (Facebook membership not needed to read the page).


President Garry Pace
1st Vice President: Raymond Martin 
2nd Vice President: John Amrhein
Secretary: Mel Ginsburg
Treasurer: Charles Plantholt
National Representative: Richard Shulby
Chapter Director Cynthia Atwood
Chapter Director Bob Parks
Charter Director Kenneth Spencer


Contact Us Today!

Baltimore Chapter NRHS
PO Box 100
Lutherville, MD 21094


Contact Form at link,

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