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Tuesday, Oct.17, 2000
Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the Amherst Railway Society, will be Tuesday, Oct.17, 2000, 8:00 p.m., at the Amherst Middle School.


This exciting program is presented by one of our own, Mr. Brian Solomon, whose emphasis is innovative and spectacular photography. Brian is also the author of 11 books, former editor of Pacific Rail News, and former associate editor of Vintage Rails.

Brian will cover contemporary operations in England, Wales and Scotland, including heritage steam railways, museums and historic sites, mainline and suburban passenger trains, and EWS and Freightliner freight trains. Among the highlights will be the Festiniog narrow gauge, the Eurostar (channel tunnel) trains, and London terminals. In Brian's words, the program will have something for everyone from the latest EMD built class 66's to the oldest locomotives in the world.

Please note: Members are welcome to bring models, photographs, etc, to the meeting to share. A table is set up in the rear for this purpose.

Autumn Rail Excursion from Willimantic & Mansfield Depot, CT to Amherst, MA, & Brattleboro, VT, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 28 & 29, 2000.

This day long excursion is being co-sponsored by the Transit Alliance and the Conn. Eastern Chapter of the NRHS, and is being operated by the New England Central RR and the Green Mt. RR. At this time, there is a possibility of a stop in Palmer, and there is a limited # of discounted tickets from Amherst.

For more information call:Chris Torkelson at (860)429-5781 after 6:00 p.m.

Please welcome our newest members!

Phillip C. O'Keefe

Kenneth Hodgson Jr.

Anthony Person

Lucy Wilson Benson

BIG RAILROAD HOBBY SHOW !! Feb. 3 & 4, 2001 !!

Once more we want to remind all of you of the opportunity to volunteer in some capacity for the show. It's a wonderful way to meet other members (there are actually over 500 of us), and there are many different things that need doing at different times. For instance, you might help in the distribution of flyers before the show, or you may be able to help with set-up on Friday or dismantling on Sunday. People who are unable to stay on their feet on those concrete floors for long could be of help with show credentials (badges) or with greeting people at the ARS hospitality table. Office-minded people could donate some time to the show office. Please let us know when and how you could help.

Please print out this form and mail it to the address below.





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Bob Buck, Amherst Railway Soc.


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