The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest day of the year along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, which is located next to and clearly visible from Bowie Tower where our Library is located. Come on out this year November 27th and enjoy the parade of trains. The entire museum complex will be open 10:00 am –Continue reading “Join us November 27th, 2022 for Train Spotting Day”
If you didn’t get to join us for Train Day this year, check out the video and see what you missed. Make plans to join us in November, 2022, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 27th. Special thanks to DCNRHS’ Guerin Goldsmith for pulling this together.
We are pleased to announced George Williams has volunteered to be our new Librarian. Welcome aboard George. The photo below shows George on duty at the Library on Train Spotting Day, November 28th.
On November 28 at least twenty folks showed up for the annual train spotting day at the library. Amtrak trains zoomed by every few minutes giving photographers and children of all ages a great show. The library was open and well attended and our new librarian, George Williams was present to watch over the collection.Continue reading “Train Spotting Day Highlights the Uniqueness of the Library”
The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest day of the year along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, which is located next to and clearly visible from Bowie Tower where our Library is located. Come on out this year November 28th and enjoy the parade of trains. The entire museum complex will be open 10:00 am –Continue reading “Join us November 28th for Train Spotting Day”
The City of Bowie has announced new hours for the Bowie Railroad Museum. The library is generally open whenever the Bowie Railroad Museum is open. The new hours are from from 12 PM to 4 PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Check the museum web site or call 301-832-7126 to confirm the hours.
After months of collaboration by our volunteers, we are pleased to launch this new web site. The web site, like everything else with the Martin F’ O’Rourke Library, was designed, created, implemented by our all volunteer team. We hope you enjoy the fresh layout, new pictures, and more modern interface. Let us know what youContinue reading “Welcome to the new railroadlibrary.org”
After a year long shutdown due to COVID-19, our Library has reopened in accordance with City of Bowie policy. Museum hours are 12 to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The museum will close its doors from 1:30 to 2 p.m. to clean high touch surface areas per CDC guidelines. Continue reading “Library Reopens with Limited Hours”
We are currently seeking an individual to help manage our collection on a volunteer basis. You do not have to be a professional librarian just a lover of books, and perhaps railroads. In general the responsibilities would take just a few hours a month. Our librarian is responsible for organizing, cataloging, and managing the collectionContinue reading “Volunteer Librarian Wanted”
The Library remains closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Library will reopen as soon as the City of Bowie determines it is safe to do so.