Chapter Business Mtg – Aug 18, 2021

The WM CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING ON AUG. 18 will be held at 7 PM on Wednesday evening in the Cumberland Railroad Museum, located 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 Street, opposite the historic
Footer’s Dye Works building. Parking is free on a first-come basis.

Chapter Meeting – July 21, 2021

The JULY 21 SOCIAL MEETING of the WM Chapter NRHS will begin at 6 PM (one hour earlier than usual) in and around the home of Kelly and Bruce Pfeifer on 190 Shady Rest Lane in Short Gap, West Virginia. This informal gathering of WM Chapter members, spouses and friends on a pleasant summer evening will feature a cookout and viewing of model railroad layouts. Here are directions to their home at 190 Shady Rest Lane in Short Gap WV:

From Cumberland, Ridgeley, and Wiley Ford, travel south on WV Route 28 or WV Route 28 Alternate for about six miles. Upon approaching Short Gap, pass the Dollar General Store and the Red Barn Restaurant on the left. Turn right on the Shady Rest Lane, then follow the left curve at the mail box cluster, and follow the right curve up Shady Rest Lane. No. 190 is the third house on the right, just before the cul-de-sac (turnaround).

From Cresaptown, LaVale, and Corriganville, travel south on US Route 220 to the intersection with MD Route 956 near Pinto. Turn left on to MD Route956 and go three miles until the road intersects with WV Route 28. Turn left at the new traffic signal and go north on WV Route 28, passing Graceland Church on the right. Turn left on to Shady Rest Lane, then follow the left curve at the mailbox cluster, and follow the right curve up Shady Rest Lane. No. 190 is the third house on the right, just before the cul-de-sac (turnaround).

From Fort Ashby, Springfield, and other places in Hampshire County, travel north on WV Route 28. At the new traffic signal in Short Gap, at the intersection with the road coming from Pinto, continue going north on WV Route 28, passing Graceland Church on the right. Turn left on to Shady Rest Lane, then follow the left curve at the mailbox cluster, and follow the right curve up Shady Rest Lane. No. 190 is the third house on the right, just before the cul-de-sac (turnaround).

Anyone planning to attend this meeting should contact Bruce Pfeifer at 410-227-8678, so that he has a good idea how many persons will be visiting his home on July 21. He is looking forward to everyone having an enjoyable evening.

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.