2015 NRHS Convention to be held in Rutland, VT

Vermont Railway System, the Saratoga & North Creek Railroad, and timeless New England charm headline the National Railway Historical Society’s 2015 convention in Rutland, Vermont. Taking place June 14-20, 2015, the convention will feature seven days of rare train rides, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities and historic tours, followed by a public rail excursion on June 21.

Highlighting the 2015 convention are specially chartered passenger trains over the colorful and historic Vermont Railway System -- many traveling freight-only routes and featuring photo runbys. Roundhouse and facility tours are also planned. Vintage locomotive fans will savor an excursion on the Saratoga & North Creek Railroad pulled by 1940s-era BL2 diesels, of which only a handful survive.

LOCATION: The 2015 NRHS Convention will be based in Rutland, Vermont from June 14, 2015 to June 20, 2015 plus a public excursion on June 21, 2015.

Final Design of NRHS New Business Model Now Available

In June, a special committee was charged by the NRHS Board of Directors to create a new business model that would a) stabilize the society’s financial situation and b) transform NRHS into a modern society with a vital purpose. After working through the summer, the final results of the New Business Model Committee can now be publicly viewed and downloaded by visiting https://admin.nrhs.com/public//

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Significant Changes Coming As NRHS Stands at a Crossroads

Nearly 80 years after its founding, the NRHS stands at a crossroads. Just as the railroad industry transformed itself to adapt to changing times, so too must the NRHS form a new identity to survive. The society can no longer sustain itself with the same financial and membership model that has been used since 1935. Cost-cutting alone is not enough.

As a result, we have formed a New Business Model Committee that will design a concrete vision for our future, including a new financial model that provides long-term stability while strengthening our core mission of rail preservation. In September, this new model will be presented to the NRHS Board of Directors. The board will then make their final decision to approve or reject the new business model. See the complete story here.

2014 NRHS Election results Announced

The 2014 NRHS Election results were announced August 25 and Al Weber, District 6 Director, was named president for the 2014-2016 term of office. He will succeed Greg Molloy, who has served as president since 1994. Weber and all newly-elected NRHS board members will take office during the November 14-16 Fall Conference in Johnson City, TN.

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2014 Member Discounts List

The 2014 Discount List is here! The list features discounts at rail attractions around the United States. If you are not a member, hop on board by joining the NRHS now to take advantage of these exciting member benefits.

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