Membership

West Jersey Chapter welcomes new members who share our interest in rail transportation and history. You may optionally join the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS). For the current membership application form, click here. (Adobe Reader required.)

Applying for West Jersey Chapter Membership: After reviewing the material on this page and the West Jersey Chapter By-laws, print out the membership application, complete it, and mail it along with your payment (check or money order) to the address indicated on the form. Optionally, you may bring the completed application to a West Jersey Chapter meeting or to a show where West Jersey Chapter maintains a sales table. Payment in full must accompany the application. All applicants must be affirmed by the West Jersey Chapter Board of Directors before membership can take effect.

Applying for NRHS Membership: You must apply for membership to the NRHS separately, which can be done through the NRHS' website.

Starting in 2015, the annual NRHS dues will be collected separately from West Jersey Chapter dues. If you are currently an NRHS member, you will receive separate bills from the NRHS and West Jersey Chapter. If you are a new member, you will need to register with both the NRHS and West Jersey Chapter, and remit to both organizations separately. Due to changes in NRHS policy, West Jersey Chapter will no longer collect NRHS national dues, only West Jersey Chapter dues.

Questions? Please email us for further information.

Dues Structure for 2017:

West Jersey Chapter Membership Class
Annual Dues
Regular $22.00
Additional family member $2.00

National Railway Historical Society Dues Structure (for information only)
Annual Dues
Regular $50.00
Each additional family member $7.00

The following table compares the benefits of West Jersey Chapter membership with and without NRHS membership:

Benefit/Feature
With
NRHS
Membership
Without
NRHS
Membership
Attend West Jersey Chapter (WJC) meetings and other events:
Yes
Yes
Receive all West Jersey Rails Quarterly (WJRQ) issues for the calendar year (typically four):
Yes
Yes
Receive WJC notices and fliers by mail:
Yes
Yes
Sign up for WJC E-Gram and Turbo list email notifications:
Yes
Yes
Eligible for discounts on WJC books, WJRQ, and other Chapter publications and merchandise:
Yes
Yes
Able to serve WJC as a director, an officer, or chair a committee:
Yes
Yes, except
NRHS rep.
Able to serve on a committee:
Yes
Yes
Able to vote on WJC matters:
Yes
Yes
Receive NRHS Bulletin, bimonthly NRHS News, notices and mailings from NRHS:
Yes
No
Able to vote on NRHS matters:
Yes
No
Page updated 12/02/2016