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Belt Lines in Syracuse, New York
November 3 & 4, 2018

On Saturday and Sunday, November 3 & 4, 2018, the Amherst Belt Lines will be participating in The Great New York State Model Train Fair. The event will be held at the New York State fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York.

This is the largest model railroad show in New York, and the first time the Belt Lines has been invited to participate. The Belt Lines modular layout will cover a 62’ x 42’ space.

The Belt Lines crew will begin set-up on Friday, November 2.

Belt Lines Trailer - decorated

The Belt Lines trailer is now decorated with the Amherst Railway Society, Amherst Belt Lines, and Railroad Hobby Show logos and web addresses. As the trailer travels around New England, it will visually promote the Amherst Railway Society.


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Amherst Belt Lines - Private Railcar Owners Special - New England Model Railroad Expo

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal painted a dim picture for the future of model railroading.

We disagree!


Model railroads are a system that is connected by a set of rules. Much like computer programming, model railroads appeal to adults and children with creative, inventive minds.

In model railroading, community matters. When you operate with a group or participate in a club, you make new friends and learn new modeling skills.  All of us are smarter than any one of us. That’s what makes a model railroad club such a great learning experience.

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