Donate Picture or Materials for Digitization

We are seeking historic photographs, film, and video of railroads, railroaders, railroad stations and infrastructure, railroad ephemera (timetables, manuals, posters, publicity flyers, business records, etc) for the Washington, D.C. area.  If you have materials you wish to donate, you may mail them to us at the address on our contact page.  

Along with the materials, we ask you to fill out a deed of gift form, which will provide us a permanent record of ownership.  We will in return provide you with a letter for tax purposes.  DCNRHS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Gifts to DCNRHS are tax-deductible to the maximum extent permitted under the internal revenue code.


We have a place on our volunteer team for you!  We are seeking

Contact us to learn more or let us know of your interest.

Share Your Stories

Were you (are you) a railroader in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area? We want to talk with you, and maybe interview you.  Whether you were a machinist, ticket agent, car cleaner, engineer, manager conductor, brakeman, trackman, or an employee of the Washigton Terminal Company, PRR, Southern, Chesapeake & Ohio, B&O, East Washington Railway, ACL, SAL, SCL, RF&P, Pullman Company, Railway Mail Service, Railway Express Agency, Fruit Growers Express, Chessie System, or one of the Streetcar Companies, your knowledge and stories are valuable. An oral or video record capturing events from your time on the railroad will leave a lasting educational impact for generations.  Contact us to learn more or let us know of your interest.

Give Money

Your gift in any amount in support of the Washington Terminal Project will help us continue the program and incorporate new content and materials.  As the National Railway Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, your gift is tax dediuctible to the maximum extent permitted under the internal revenue code.  A tax letter will be provided for all donations over $25.00. To support the project today:

Thank you for your support.