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The following websites offer more information about Washington 's terminal and its railroads.


Union Station
Maintained by the firm that manages the mall that now occupies much of Union Station, this site lists the more than 100 stores and shops now in the building and provides information about hosting events there.

Amtrak operates more 80 daily departures or arrivals from Union Station, most of which run along the Northeast Corridor.

Maryland Rail Commuter operates weekday service along three lines the former B&O routes to Baltimore and Harpers Ferry and the former Pennsylvania route to Baltimore.

The Virginia Railway Express provides commuter rail service to and from the Northern Virginia suburbs to Alexandria , Crystal City and downtown Washington.


Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society
B&O HS provides its members a forum for exchanging information about America 's first common carrier. Its work includes publishing a quarterly magazine, monographs, equipment rosters, and reprints of original material; it also maintains an archive of B&O documents and photographs.

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
The oldest, most comprehensive American railroad collection, the B&O Museum features locomotives and rolling stock, historic buildings, and small objects. Closed for 18 months after snow from a blizzard collapsed one of its main roofs, the museum reopened in November 2004 with new and expanded facilities and programs. It also has a research library open on a limited basis.

Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society
The COHS maintains an extensive collection of corporate documents, engineering drawings, reference books, and general railroad information at its headquarters in southwestern Virginia . The society also publishes a monthly journal and a series of books and other resources.

Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society
The PRRT&HS promotes the preservation and recording of all information regarding the organization, operation, facilities and equipment of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It publishes a quarterly journal of illustrated original authoritative articles on PRR subjects such as locomotives, cars, facilities and operating practices.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the museum displays over 100 locomotives and cars from the mid-19th and 20th centuries and houses extensive exhibits of railroad artifacts, priceless art work, books, photographs and corporate railroad material.

Southern Railway Historical Association
The SRHA maintains the history of the Southern through work such as its bi-monthly magazine and through the development of its archives.

Washington, D.C., Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
The chapter conducts a wide variety of rail-oriented excursions, trips, tours, seminars, and other efforts and events to encourage public appreciation of railroads and their history.