About the Roanoke Chapter,
National Railway Historical Society

The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization. First organized and chartered in 1955, the group went inactive in 1961. In the fall of 1967 some local folks got together and put together an organzational meeting and the new group was incorporated at the beginning of 1968

Our local organization has over 150 members and is one of the larger chapters of the NRHS in the country.  Over the years, we have been a very active group, we operated excursion trains over a great deal of the eastern U.S. almost from our beginning in 1968. We have restored to operating condition a variety of passenger cars, freight cars and cabooses, as well as several vintage diesel locomotives.

Our largest and most complec restoration effort has been the aquisition and restoration of the nearly fire destroyed Virginian passenger station in Roanoke, largely completed late in 2016. In recent years, we have also acquired a former Norfolk and Western steam locomotive which is presently undergoing a cosmetic restoration.

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Next Meeting

Thursday June 17th - 7:30 PM

TENTATIVE Regular Meeting

Meeting Cancellation Policy Any Chapter meeting
will be considered cancelled if any of the following conditions occur due to weather: Roanoke City Schools
are closed on the day of or the day after the meeting, or Virginia Western night classes
are cancelled
for the night
of a meeting.

A cancelled meeting MAY be rescheduled, check here for details!

Chapter Picnic/Potluck - Saturday, July 28, 2018
Site Updated
July 1, 2018