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You've found the website of the most fun group of rail enthusiasts you'll ever meet! We have monthly get-togethers with presentations on interesting railway topics, plus picnics, excursions, gatherings at active railway sites, an informative monthly newsletter, and our own rolling stock! Click on the links on the left to find out more!

Chessie members and friends pose for a picture at the Culpeper, Virginia, depot

Chessie members and friends pose for a picture at the Culpeper, Virginia, depot shortly after stepping off Amtrak's outbound Cardinal from Washington, DC, on March 16, 2008, during the CRA's annual observance of Saint Patrick's Day. After enjoying lunch, dessert and coffee at several establishments in town, the group caught the inbound Cardinal back to Washington that evening. Ray Saunders photo.


NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, February 4 at 8 p.m. in Room 213, Building SB (Welcome Center), at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, when Ray Saunders will show a DVD titled Amtrak: The first 40 Years 1971-2011.

FOLLOWING MEETING: Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. in Room 213, Building SB (Welcome Center), at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, featuring John Meise's presentation on local lines from the 1970s to the 1990s.