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November 27, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMMartin F. O'Rourke Memorial Railroad LibraryTrainspotting Day at the LibraryFree and open to the public. No registration required. Just show up, and bring a camera!The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest day of the year along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, which is located next to and clearly visible from Bowie Tower where our Library is located. Come on out this year November 27th and enjoy the parade of trains. The entire museum complex will be open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm that day. That include the our library, the visitor center, the yard control office, the railroad museum and tower, and the caboose. Best of all, it’s free! And make sure you stop in and check out all the great resources. When it comes to rail history, our library is “stacked” with it!Visit The Martin F. O'Rourke Memorial Railroad Library Web Site for more information.
Dec 16, 2022 7:30 PMOn-line ProgramA Very Special Christmas - Train StoriesThomas the tank engine, his friend Montague (aka Duck), and other friends have agreed to be conductors for our December meeting, called Train Stories: A Gift to Ourselves. They invite volunteers, about a dozen of you, to tell a short 3- to 5-minute story about your connection to railroads. You can reminisce about your introduction to railroading, a story about the Dover Harbor, a favorite rail station, a rail journey to remember, or more. These stories are to relate our collective experiences and shared passion for railroading. It’s the perfect time to reconnect on a personal level with each other and with railroading in an evening of holiday fun. If you have a story to tell, or a bit of railroad history to share, let our editor know at Or just tune in December 16, 7:30 for a wonderful evening of train stories.Free and open to the public.Registration will open about December 1st.

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November 2022

Rule 2. Employees must be conversant with, and obey the rules and special instruction. If in doubt as to their meaning, they must apply to the proper authority for an explanation.

Source: Northern Pacific Railway Company Rules and Regulations, Operating Department. June 1, 1899.

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