Upcoming events

Monday, April 18th, 7:00pm

April Members Meeting

"The Perfect Storm" -- Doug Riddell shares what it took to get the original Auto-Train off the ground and why Amtrak has been able to keep it going.


Monday, May 16th, 7:00pm

May Members Meeting


Monday, June 20th, 7:00pm

June Members meeting


All ODC meetings take place at the Richmond Railroad Museum in Hull Street Station, 102 Hull Street, RIchmond.




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The OLD DOMINION CHAPTER

NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

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Volunteer

At the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, we are always looking for volunteers. No matter where your interests lie, we have something that you will enjoy doing. We have a vast amount of archives of Virginia railroading that need to be filed, categorized, and this information relayed to our members, we need the museum staffed, we need volunteers for our excursions, and at our Hallsboro Yard, where we do extensive equipment restoration, track work, and train operations. We have the only working steam locomotive in the state of Virginia at this facility. The best part? No experience is necessary! We will teach you.




Museum Volunteers

-Guide Visitors

-Care for Collection

-Lead Floodwall Tours

Hosts are needed for Saturdays 11 AM to 4 PM & Sundays 1 PM to 4 PM.

Development of exhibits, upkeep and repair activities are ongoing.

Contact: 

Greg Hodges

junehodges@verizon.net





Hallsboro Volunteers

-Restore Historical Train Cars and Locomotives

-Use and Learn Carpentry, Metal Work, and Other Skills

- Meets most Saturdays

Contact:

Kevin Frick

ckfrick@hotmail.com




Excursion Volunteers

-Operated from Dillwyn, VA

-Serve as Car Host During Excursions

-Maintain Equipment

-Ride for Free

Contact:

Dave Coldren

ODCTrains@yahoo.com


About us

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.

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The ODC gives you a chance to operate, restore and present real railroad equipment.

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