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Chapter Meeting – June 16, 2021

This meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, in the Cumberland Railroad Museum at 17 Howard Street, Suite C5, among the shops at Canal Place. Nearest free parking is available on Howard St. beneath the 1-68 bridge located on the north side of the Footer Dye Works building. Walk west along Howard St. extended to the end of the row of shops on the left side. The meeting is open to the public at no charge.


WM Chapter Meeting Program Chairman Jeff Geiger will show a 95-minute Pentrex video program based on its Union Pacific BIG BOY Collection. Produced in September 2001, this program has been proclaimed as the “Greatest Big Boy Video Ever!” A newly discovered collection of 35mm film that has never before been available to the public, has been combined with existing archives, to produce an all-inclusive record of each of the 25 Big Boy locomotives in action. Come and enjoy watching these immense locomotives on a 55-inch 4K ULTRA HD screen.

Chapter Business Mtg – May 19, 2021

The MAY 19 BUSINESS MEETING of the WM Chapter NRHS will be held in the Cumberland Railroad Museum at 17 Howard Street, among the shops at Canal Place in Cumberland MD. Nearest parking is available in the area beneath the Interstate Route 68 bridge on the north side of Howard St., opposite the historic Footer’s Dye Works building. Parking is free on first-come basis.

Chapter Meeting – April 21, 2021

The April 21 social meeting program will feature John Garner, WMSR superintendent, who will give an informative talk to guests and members of the WM Chapter NRHS attending the monthly meeting, which will be held at 7 PM in the Cumberland Railroad Museum at 17 Howard Street, among the shops at Canal Place in Cumberland MD. Admission is free and open to the public.

Chapter Meeting – March 17, 2021

PREVIEW OF MARCH 17th PROGRAM, which will be given at 7 PM in the Cumberland Railroad Museum at 17 Howard Street, among the shops at Canal Place. WM Chapter Meeting Program Chairman Jeff Geiger has been searching through the railroad video collection, looking for a video program that would be appealing to chapter members and visitors as well. Whatever his selection will be, the program is certain to be quite interesting and informative. More information about this upcoming meeting program will be published in the March issue of The Automatic Block newsletter and in the WM Chapter’s website (wmnrhs.org).

Chapter Meeting – Feb 17, 2021

SOCIAL MEETING PROGRAM ON FEB. 17 will feature an illustrated talk given by WM Chapter President Tom Biery. This social meeting will be at 7 PM on Wednesday, February 17, in the Cumberland Railroad Museum located along the western extension of Howard Street, among the shops at Canal Place. Admission is free and open to the public. Nearest parking is available in the area beneath the Interstate Route 68 bridge on the north side of Howard Street, opposite the historic Footer’s Dye Works building. Parking space is free on a first-come basis.