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 with the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. 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, and more of interest to fans.


The Baltimore Chapter NRHS meets on the second Monday of each month (except for the August picnic), at 7:30 PM, at the Visitors Center of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, 1911 Falls Road, two blocks from the Amtrak Station and adjacent to the B&O Belt Line bridge crossing the Jones Falls Valley. Attendance and membership is open to all.


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

Contact Us Today!

Baltimore Chapter NRHS
PO Box 100
Lutherville, MD 21094


Contact Form at link,

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