Happy 100th Birthday to Pullman DOVER HARBOR. Born in The Pullman Company’s steel car erecting shop at Pullman, Illinois, the car, originally named Maple Shade, was completed on July 25, 1923. Maple Shade, later rebuilt and renamed Dover Harbor served in first class passenger rail service for the Pullman Company and U.S. railroads for forty-four years until retired in 1967. In 1979, the National Railway Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Inc. (DCNRHS) acquired the car, and restored it to its 1934 appearance. DCNRHS continues to own and operate Dover Harbor on trips and charters to provide the experience of Pullman travel.
After a pause in operation for some necessary maintenance, Dover Harbor will return to travel in Fall, 2023. Watch the DCNRHS web site for public trip opportunities as they are announced.