Welcome!

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, August 1, 2018 at 8 p.m. at the former B&O Silver Spring Station featuring From Alexandria to the Blue Ridge: The Story of the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad.

FOLLOWING MEETING: Sunday, September 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Walkersville Community Park alongside the tracks of the Walkersville Southern Railroad for the Joint Annual CRA-WS Picnic.