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Big Railroad Hobby Show
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Amherst Railway Society
March 20, 2001
The next meeting of the Amherst Railway Society will be Tuesday
March 20, 2001, 8:00 P.M. at the Amherst Middle School.
The Last Giants: Timbering in West Virginia
By Kent Larson
The presentation will tell the story ofthe last two
giants of the lumber industry in the eastern United States, namely
the Mower Lumber Co. and the Meadow River Lumber Co. It will not
only look at trains, but also at the process of logging and
producing lumber. The State Park at Cass West Virginia helps to keep
alive the history of logging in West Virginia. Mr. Larson and his
wife, Pam, have been going to Cass every year since 1976, and will
share a few of their pictures from last season. He is a local
railfan, coming from the Boston area and belonging to several New
England railroad oriented organizations.
2001 Big Railroad Hobby Show was a sellout !!
Congratulations to all who helped make this year s show the best
yet. Paid attendance was 19,182. Including children under 5,
vendors and volunteers, we probably had around 22,000 people. Plans
are already underway for next year s show February 2 & 3, 2002.
Mark your calendars now!
The Connecticut Trolley Museum has some good pictures of the show on
their web-site at http://www.ceraonline.org. Visit this web-site for the
latest information about the museum and their upcoming operating
Once again, we are planning another trip to the Steamtown National
Historic Site in Scranton,PA. The trip will leave early on Saturday
June 2, and return late on Sunday June 3, 2001. This is a very
interesting and fun trip. The last two years we have been able to
mark the progress being made on the restoration of the Boston and
Maine 3713 in the Steamtown shops. For more details, see Doug
Moore or call (413) 436-7071.
This page was updated ond: Tuesday, March 6, 2001
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