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Amherst Railway Society
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2008 - 2009


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September
16 meeting QJ Steam in the United States
by Bob McLaughlin
October
5 show
(Amherst Belt Lines)
Pepperell Siding MRRC, Pepperell, MA
18 trip P & W Circle tour
21 meeting "Railroads of California" by Mr. Brian Solomon
November
1 trip
(Danbury Railroad Museum)
Rare Mileage Trip
Danbury to Kent, CT
2 show
(Amherst Belt Lines)
Bedford Boomers, Bedford, NH
18 meeting George Washington Whistler's Railroads, the Boston and Albany, and the Russian railroads by Mr. David Pierce, President of the Chester Foundation.
29-30 trip
Tour de Chooch
A free, self-guided model railroad Open House
16 Layouts - 2 Days
December
5-7 show
(Amherst Belt Lines)
NMRA Hub Div, Marlboro, MA
January 2009
3 Trip Mass. Bay Railroad Enthusiasts 'STEAM in the SNOW' Photographers' Special on the Conway Scenic Railroad
(ARS members receive member price)
20 meeting "RR Bridge Inspections in general and the reopening of the MBTA Greenbush Line in particular" by Chris Ward
24-25 show Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show
February 2009
22 Show (Amherst Belt Lines) Worcester Model Railroaders, Auburn, MA
March
17 meeting“RR New Orleans Trolleys: Old and New"
by Bradley Clark
28-29 Show (Amherst Belt Lines) Nashua Valley Railroad Association – Shirley, MA
April
4 trip Spring Tour de Chooch 2009
4 trip Granite City Express
Montpelier Junction to Barre, VT
21 meeting "BCRail: Tour of the line September 1987" by Doug Scott
May
2 Trip
(Mass. Bay RRE)
THE CAPITAL LIMITED
Meredith to Concord, NH and Return
Over the Winnipesaukee & New England Southern Railroads
16 Trip
(Mass. Bay RRE)
HOUSATONIC FLYER
over trackage of the Housatonic Railroad
Canaan to Danbury, CT and Return
19 meeting Deborah Murphy, Manager of Passenger Services, Vermont Rail System
(www.rails-vt.com)
June
16 meeting (annual business meeting) Donald Nevin - Cog Railroads of New Hampshire and Switzerland
July
5-11 Convention National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Convention - Hartford, CT.
10-12 Train Show NMRA National Train Show - Hartford, CT.

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