Author: James Lilly

June 2021

Rule  169.  (b)  “Attend  to  lightning, warming,  ventilation,  cleaning  and supplying of cars, and to closing of car doors;  provide  for  the  comfort  and safety

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Announcement

Sneak Peak

DCNRHS’ cadre of volunteers has been hard at work over the winter doing major renovations of the DOVER HARBOR’s six double-bedrooms.  Each room now sports

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May 2021

Rule 2. You will look your engine and tender over thoroughly at the end of each trip. You will be held responsible for the condition

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April 2021

Rule 15. The explosion of one torpedo is a signal to stop; the explosion of two not more than 200 and not less than 100

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May 2013 – March 2021

March 2021 Rule 482. In severe storms, when necessary for a passenger train to follow a plow, the plow must pull beyond depot at stations

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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Union Station and many other monuments in the Capital City on August 23rd, 2011 causing extensive damage.
Union Station Timeline

2011

On August 23 a 5.8 Magnitude earthquake does major damage to station and many other buildings and monuments in Washington, D.C., including the Washington monument. 

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Union Station Timeline

1988

Union Station reopened its doors with a gala celebration after 7 years of restoration. A public-private partnership funded the $160 million effort to preserve the

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Union Station Timeline

1981

Congress passed legislation to convert the station into a festival mall and transportation center, including the addition of a new railroad terminal to the north

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Union Station Timeline

1976

Union Station became the National Visitor Center, an attempt to create a central place for tourists to orient themselves to the capital. It closed in

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Union Station Timeline

1964

February 11, 1964 The Beatles arrived at Union Station from New York City to perform their first North American concert at Uline Arena (Washington Coliseum), just

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