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Amherst Railway Society

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 the month at 8PM at the Amherst Middle School, Chestnut Street, Amherst, MA. Meetings are not held in July, August, December or February. Regular memberships are $15 per year. Full-time student memberships are free.

The Society runs a number of railroad excursions every year. All trips are by advance reservation.

The Society's Annual "Big Railroad Hobby Show" at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA, has become one of the biggest railroad shows in the country. The show covers over 4 acres of floor space in 3 buildings. All members receive one day's free admission to the show.

For further information on the Amherst Railway Society call or e-mail: ARS@comcast.net

For trip information call (413) 436-7071 or e-mail: DJMoore@samnet.net

All membership applications should be sent to: Ms Janet Moore, Secretary, PO Box 341, Warren, MA 01083-0341


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21 meeting “Railroads of Maine in the 1950’s” by Mr. David Sweetland
2 Trip “To the Top of New England” Motor coach from Warren, MA, and Northampton, MA, to the Mt. Washington Cog Rail-road. Round trip to the top of Mt. Washington.
19 meeting “Vanishing Steam in Cuba” by Mr. Greg Nazarow
16 meeting Are Railroads Still Necessary?” by Mr. Orville Harrold, President of the Providence & Worcester RR
18 meeting “MBTA: Five Decades of the T” by Mr. Bob LaMay
29 & 30 Hobby Show Amherst Railway Society's Annual "Big Railroad Hobby Show" in the Better Living Center, Young Building and Stroh Building. Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA. 9AM to 5PM Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday
15 meeting
“Railroads on Mts. Nonotuck & Tom” by Mr. Bob Schwobe
19 meeting Diesel Railroad Tugs – Where They Were Then & Where They Are Now” by Mr. Preston Cook
17 meeting “The Grasse River Railroad” by Mr. Bill Gove
21 railfair
(non ARS)
Chester On Track. CSX loco tours, parade, train show, craft fair, Civil War & early railroad worker re-enactors, tours of a working granite quarry (18 years & up) and archeological stone works. Hikes to a series of 1830's stone arch railroad bridges (some accessible, some in use) Speeder and helicopter rides, continuous live entertainment, food & more! FREE (donations gratefully accepted) (413) 354-7752, P O Box 743, Chester, MA 01011, or dpiercedlp@AOL.com
16 Restoration Stories - Thursday, June 16, 9 to 10 pm on WGBY, channel 57. A segment will include the restoration of the Wiscassett, Waterville and Farmington Railroad.
21 meeting “The Ware River Railroad” by Mr. Phil Opielowski
6 ARS Day at SFTM Amherst Railway Society Appreciation day at the
Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

Amherst Railway Society Officers 2004 - 2005

President Douglas Moore
Vice President Ira Laby
Secretary Janet Moore
Treasurer David Royce
Directors Harvey Allen
Alan Rice
Peter Veneman

This page was updated on: Wednesday, September 1, 2004
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