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The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), of which Watauga Valley is a Chapter, was founded in 1935 by a small group who recognized the need to promote and preserve railroading nationwide. By the end of 1985, the Society's 50th year, a total of 146 chapters could be found from New England to Hawaii, and membership exceeded 13,000 for the first time. By September 2010, the NRHS had over 160 chapters supporting the efforts of rail preservation in America.

Watauga Valley Chapter is proud of its association with the NRHS and the many family teams that provide leadership and skills in chapter and national projects. We invite you to become part of this great railroad organization.