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Amherst Railway Society
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2001-2002


If you like to meet with others who share your interest in railroading, please feel free to attend our monthly meetings in Amherst Massachusetts. The calendar below has detailed information on each upcoming meeting.

The Amherst Railway Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. except for the months of December, February, July and August. Meetings are held in the auditorium at the Amherst Junior High School, Chestnut Street, Amherst MA. Meetings are open to both members and non-members.

If you are interested in joining our organization, regular membership dues are $10 per year. Full-time student memberships are free.


Sept. 18 Meeting - "A New England Retrospective: 1966 to 2000" presented by Brian Jennison
Sept. 29 Trip - "Crawford Notch Express" Motor coach from Warren, MA to North Conway, NH. Round-trip on Conway Scenic Railroad between North Conway and Fabyan Station, NH
Oct. 16 "Meeting - Railroad Engineering Lessons Learned." Brett Rekola, surveys and builds rail lines (Grand Trunk).
Nov. 20 Charles (Charlie) Moore, Regional VP, Atlantic Region, RailAmerica. "I'm Proud of the New England Central Railroad"
Dec. No meeting
Jan. 15 Bengt Muten & Ingrid Schultze, consultants with Reebie Associates. "Modeling Railroads for a Living: Simulation Modeling of the Class I Railroads"
Feb. 2 & 3 Hobby Show - Annual show in the Better Living Center, Young Building, and Stroh Building, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA, 9 AM - 5 PM both days.
Mar. 19 "RAILROADS AND ELECTRIC RAILROADS AROUND THE WORLD" By Dr. Ira B. Laby, InD, BMT, IRT
Apr. 16 David Sweetland, author. "Railroads of New England in the 1950s"
May 21 ACELA - - A NEW ERA IN TRAIN TRAVEL by Michael J. DeCataldo, General Manager for Amtrak's New England Division
June 1 & 2 Trip - "Steamtown Safari" Motor coach Warren, MA to Scranton, PA. Visit Steamtown National Historic Site and ride steam train to Moscow, PA. Lodging at Radisson/Lackawanna Station.
Jun. 18 Mark Hemphill, Editor of Trains. "Trucking Has Won: Why Freight Railroading Cannot, Will Not, and Probably Should Not Regain Market Share from Trucking"
August 25 Amherst Railway Society Appreciation Day at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum--Free to ARS members

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