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The Winchester Chapter offers multiple opportunities throughout the year to gather with other local Railfans.  Winchester Chapter Events are open to the public.  The following events are just a sample of the Chapter's busy schedule.  All are welcomed!

Annual Railfan Day at Shenandoah Junction, WV
Held every August.  Please check with Chapter for specific date.

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Annual Chapter Banquet

The Annual Chapter Banquet is a semi-formal affair where members and guests gather to remember and celebrate all that the Chapter achieved in the past year.  Each year, the Chapter awards the "Bent Spike" award to the member who has bent over backwards to further the goals and purpose of the Chapter.  Guest Speakers include Executive Officers and influential Leaders from national and regional railroads.

Chapter President Van Welton with Paul Reistrup, Amtrak President, '75-78.

Banquet Guests

2023 Guest Speakers: Jim VanDerzee, Manager of Industrial Development of the Buckingham Branch; Doug Long, General Manager of the Winchester and Western; and Lars Byrne, Chief Dispatcher of the Shenandoah Valley.

Your Railfan Partner in the Northern Shenandoah Valley

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