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Alexander Chapter- NRHS
National Railway Historical Society
The Alexander Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society was created under the sponsorship of the Alexander Railroad in 1979. Today, it boasts of more than 30 members and serves as the oldest railfan club in the area. Members hail from Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, Iredell and Alexander Counties.
The chapter holds its monthly meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30pm in the restored Newton, NC depot. Meetings are always open to the public.
Over the years, the chapter has sponsored many railfan passenger excursions, both on the Alexander, Southern, and Norfolk Southern railroads.
From 1995 until 2005, the chapter participated in the acquisition, move, and restoration of the Newton depot (ex-Southern, ex-Carolina & Northwestern.
Currently, the club is working on the restoration of a 100-year old wooden narrow gauge boxcar from the Lawndale Railway & Industrial Company. Members are also building a large HO-scale layout of the four county area representing the Southern Railway, Carolina & North-Western Railway, and Alexander Railroad.
The Alexander Chapter-NRHS meets monthly at the Newton, NC depot located on US16 in North Newton. All meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome.
Interested in joining?
Call 828 441 3398