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January 21, 2003
Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the Amherst Railway Society is Tuesday, January 21, 2002, 8:00 P.M. at the Amherst Middle School.

"Central Vermont Power in the Diesel Era"

Dr. Alan Irwin, Certified Ferroequinologist, was born in Burlington, VT in 1945 and raised in St. Albans, VT from 1950 to 1955. Model trains were in his life from a very early age. He became a serious railfan through the 1960Ős while at the University of Vermont, graduating with his MD in 1971. Having moved away from Vermont from 1971 to 1977 for medical training and Air Force service, Alan returned to Burlington in 1977 and became a "hopeless" CV diesel nut. He kept a notebook of CV power from 1977 to the end of the CV in 1995. Over the years, he has been friends with CV Chief Mechanical Officers, employees, and the last two CV General Managers. Alan models HO and is an avid rail photographer, having been published in several books, plus Trains, Railfan and Railpace magazines. Currently, he is a Director of the CV Railway Historical Society, and was its second President. He is happily married with 3 children and is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine in Burlington.

Alan's topic, "The Diesel Years on the Central Vermont", will include many of his own photos as well as a number of earlier ones from Edward Irwin (his father), David Sweetland, Bill Clynes, etc.

BIG RAILROAD HOBBY SHOW Feb. 1 & 2, 2003 at the Big E, West Springfield

There will be no meeting in February! We hope to see most of you at the show. Please consider spending some time volunteering on Friday, helping with the set-up, or on Saturday or Sunday during the show. We need people who enjoy talking to the public who would spend some time at our hospitality tables. The reason this show is so good is because people have worked very hard to make it good. You could be one of those people. It's a great way to get to know fellow club-members. Please fill out coupon on reverse side.

Parking at the show: Just a reminder that the $3.00 parking fee is being imposed by Eastern States on all who park on exposition grounds. If you attend the show for your own enjoyment, then you will have to pay the parking fee, even though you are a member of the Society.


Please consider now, whether you can volunteer at our great show.
I would like to help at the Big Railroad Hobby Show:

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