Historic Plaque Program

This program formally recognizes landmarks in Railroad History by placing a bronze plaque at/on the site.

Historic Plaque Program

Recognizing Railroad Landmarks, education, railroad history and railway preservation efforts intersect in the National Railway Historical Society Historic Plaque Program. This program formally recognizes landmarks in Railroad History by placing a bronze plaque at/on the site. Some notable, formally recognized rail preservation sites have included:

  • Chicago Union Station
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Roundhouse & Museum
  • Rockville Bridge
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

How to Apply for an NRHS Historic Railway Landmark Plaque

Applications are typically sponsored by or pursued in conjunction with a local NRHS Chapter and are frequently done in conjunction with a historic milestone event for that rail landmark, such as a rededication, restoration, or a "birthday" (e.g. 75 or 100 years old). The presentation of the historic plaque may also be accompanied by a press release from the NRHS, providing additional railway history education and public relations opportunities.

For additional information on working with the NRHS to recognize a railroad history landmark in your area, please contact the National Office.