The Washington DC Chapter, National Railway Historical Society Announces New Ticketing Arrangements

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The Washington DC Chapter, National Railway Historical Society is proud to announce an Agreement with tickets.com to provide ticketing support for all travel events organized by the Washington DC Chapter, National Railway Historical Society.

The Washington DC Chapter, National Railway Historical Society has selected tickets.com to provide ticketing services for all chapter operated trips, excursions and other fund raising events beginning with our Ritzy Richmond! Trip on April 22, 2006.

This service will allow prospective customers of the chapter to purchase tickets on line, in real time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through check Washington DC Chapter, National Railway Historical Society WEB Site or tickets.com WEB Site. The service will allow customers to research event information, purchase tickets by credit card and select a method of delivery. Additionally, the chapter will now be able to accept payments by American Express and Discover Credit Cards, in addition to VISA and MasterCard; which were previously accepted.

Additional services to be provided by tickets.com in the coming months will allow prospective customers to purchase tickets from 15 tickets.com retail outlets in the Washington / Baltimore metro area as well as through an Automated Phone Sales service that will be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week in addition to live operator assisted sales during normal business hours.

Chapter events that can currently be purchased on line through the Washington DC Chapter, National Railway Historical Society WEB Site include:

A WASHINGTON JUNKET, April 22-23, 2006

Enjoy a rare opportunity to ride the Dover Harbor, not from, but to Washington, DC. This two-day trip allows guests to sample the luxury of private railcar travel on a scenic routing departing from Newport News, Williamsburg or Richmond. Enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner served at white linen clothed tables while enroute to an evening arrival at Alexandria and Washington for an overnight getaway in our Nation’s Capital. Then, the next morning, settle in for a relaxing ride back home, complete with hot breakfast, snacks and beverages served at table. This elegant comfortable trip will have guests musing as they step off the train about how nice it was to be a part of a Washington Junket! Round trip fares are $149 per person. Reservations are required and should be made prior to April 15, 2006.

TIDEWATER TRAVELER: Williamsburg and Newport News, VA April 29 & 30, 2006

Our popular one-day luxury outings aboard the Dover Harbor to Williamsburg and Newport News make a return appearance in time for the blossoms of spring on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th. Enjoy breakfast served at table, as Amtrak's Regional train #67 takes us southward over the trestles spanning scenic tributaries of the Potomac River and through the historic cities of Fredericksburg and Richmond to Williamsburg and Newport News The Dover Harbor will depart from Newport News in late afternoon with Amtrak's Regional train #66, stopping at Williamsburg on the way. A delicious supper will be served while enroute to Alexandria and Washington. Take advantage of these affordably priced trips at just $159 per person to enjoy all of the comforts and charm of travel aboard the Chapter's classic Pullman car. Reservations are required and should be made prior to April 22, 2006.

TARHEEL TREK, May 11-14, 2006

In early May, join us for a train packed, four day, three night motor-coach tour to the Great Smokies and back. This chock full tour through the Blue Ridge mountains region will take guests to the North Carolina Transportation History Museum (Spencer Shops) and the Virginia Museum of Transportation (home of steam locomotives 611 and 1218!); a ride into the splendid mountain scenery on the Tweetsie Railroad and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad; and a stop at historic Old Salem. Your $449 double occupancy package fare includes admission to all rail attractions/rides plus three nights hotel lodging and round trip transportation from Washington DC and return-a great value. Reservations are required and must be made prior to April 22, 2006 to insure adequate accommodations.

For more information concerning these trips, contact Mike Martin, the trip reservations agent by phone at 301-490-7311.

For more information or questions concerning this new ticketing service, contact Mike Crockett, Vice President at: 301-490-7311.

The Washington DC Chapter, National Railway Historical Society is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes railroad education and railroad history. The chapter owns and operates The Dover Harbor, a restored classic American sleeper-lounge-buffet railroad car that is the only heavy weight Pullman revenue passenger car still operating in unrestricted train service on the main lines of America. The car, which was built in 1923, has been restored to its authentic 1930's appearance and meets all current mechanical and safety requirements. The proceeds from all events mentioned in this press release are used to support and maintain The Dover Harbor. More information concerning the Dover Harbor can be found on The Dover Harbor WEB site.

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