Welcome to the NRHS - Iowa Chapter

The Iowa Chapter has many items for sale which will make great gifts for yourself or the train enthusiast in your life!  Consider purchasing any of our fantastic photo collection CDs, the 2021 Iowa Chapter calendar, or our first DVD offering featuring the Illinois Central.  Also, remember to renew your membership if you are a member or consider joining if you are not.  The Iowa Chapter has plenty of great content to offer including a quarterly newsletter, YouTube shows, and slide collections for sale.

Monthly YouTube slideshows

The Iowa Chapter, in conjunction with Cedar Rapids Railfans, is pleased to announce the next in our series of monthly "virtual slideshows" on YouTube.  The next of these programs will begin on Sunday, March 14th at 1400 CST and our next presenter will be Rick Burn of Holland, Michigan.  Rick will be presenting a show of Iowa Chapter Trolley excursions in the 1960's as well as passenger operations from that time period.  We are planning on hosting approximately an hour-long program on the Iowa Chapter YouTube Channel once a month on Sunday afternoons.  Follow the included link to set yourself a reminder and see the show live.  These shows will also be archived for future viewing by anyone that cannot attend the live presentation. 

Here is the link for the Iowa Chapter YouTube channel:

Other Upcoming Events:


2021 Spring Meet - May 14-15, 2021
Nevada Baptist Church - W 3rd St, Nevada Iowa
Nevada, Iowa - 24-hour train watching event 8PM May 14 to 8PM May 15

The Iowa Chapter is hosting its first ever 24-hour train watching event in Nevada, Iowa. Nevada is a busy junction for traffic moving in four different directions on the Union Pacific, where the former CNW Overland Route crosses over and connects with the former Rock Island Spine Line. Come join in the fun and help us document a full day worth of train movements in four different directions across two subdivisions of the Union Pacific. We are looking for people to sign up in four-hour shifts to help cover the entire 24 hours.  There are many roles to fill, even if you do not take photos.

Sign up and help the cause or get a train-watching team together and sign up together!  Follow the link below to pick a time and meet us trackside.


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