I got a sneak peek of the Old Dominion Railway Museum this past Saturday!
The volunteers from the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NHRS) have been working very hard in their newly renovated Hull Street Passenger Station in Manchester, to prepare for the grand reopening this November.
As you can see from this small group of photos, they are making great progress. Check this link for pics from the building’s restoration - It is quite a transformation!
Here is another to group of pics of the interior as it is filling up with the collection. Also shown here are some of the train cars in the museum yard. The little black engine is my favorite!
The museum’s collection is quite large and had to be put in storage during the renovation. As the society is bringing them back out into the light of day, it is apparent that many items have yet to be cataloged and need attention.
I have volunteered Frame Nation to “freshen up” many of the framed images of Virginia rail history to help get ready for the Museum’s opening. We have one in the shop now, and will be showing before-and-after versions.
The Society needs more help.
Do you love trains? Love Richmond? Virginia railroad history?
Has your business been looking for a group to assist?

Here is a list of some needs the Museum still has:

  • interior exhibit lighting (looking for a lighting business to donate)
  • volunteers to staff the museum, plan activities, participate in fund raising and to maintain the museum

If you can help email the society .

This museum will be a great addition to RVA’s wonderful list of historical destinations and the river district fun places.