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2010 — 2011

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11 trip Mass Bay RRE Tour of the Line!
Belfast to Burnham Junction & Return
20 Library Talk "Railway Passenger Systems Around the World" by Brian Solomon
at the Palmer Public Library
21 meeting "New Age of New England Railroading" by Kevin Burkholder"
3 Amherst Belt Lines Outing Pepperell Siding Model RR Club Show
19 meeting "Steel Wheels and Submarines - Railroading Along The Thames River in Connecticut" by Tom Nanos
7 Amherst Belt Lines outing Bedford Boomers, Bedford, NH
16 meeting "New York City Subway Part II" by Richard Solomon
27-28 Self Guided Model RR Tour "Tour de Chooch" in Southern NH and North Eastern MA
4-5 Amherst Belt Lines outing New England Model Train Expo, Marlborough, MA
11 Providence Northern Model RR Club The Providence Northern invites you to attend the first open house at our new location in
Warwick, RI

The January meeting was canceled due to severe weather

"Connecticut River Railroads" by Ira Laby (rescheduled to March 15th)
29-30 show Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show
Setup: January 27-28
Public Show: January 29-30
15 meeting
(Amherst Middle School Cafeteria)

"Connecticut River Railroads" by Ira Laby

10 show (away) Nashua Valley RR Association Railfair, Shirley, MA
19 meeting "F40 Historical Society" by Rowan C. de la Barre
17 meeting "Lining Towers: Precision Surveying in the Construction of the Hoosac Tunnel" by Jerry Kelley
21 meeting (annual business meeting) "Building a Railroad Museum" by Robert A. LaMay

Calendar of Trips

Date Event location Type For More Information
19-Mar Model Railroad Show Hingham, MA
19&20-Mar NHGRS Milford NH New Hampshire Garden Railroad Society at the Milford Train Show
19&20-Mar Wes Warner Garden RR open house
2-Apr HUB Spring Training Marlboro, MA at holiday inn Spring TRAINing Show
3-Apr Zandri’s Model RR Show Wallingford, CT 203-926-1327
3-Apr CNE Simsbury, CT bus tour Bernie Rudberg []
9-Apr Mass Bay RRE Newport, RI

Cap Cod

trip: ‘OLD COLONY & NEWPORT SPECIAL’:  A four-hour, specially chartered train ride on the Old Colony & Newport Scenic Railroad along the shores of Narragansett Bay, covering all of the available operable track (about 12 miles) of this former Old Colony/New Haven/Penn Central rail line. Tickets now on sale! 617-489-5277 or 978-470-2066 Email: or
9-Apr Tour de Chooch SE-Mass Self Guided tour of SE Mass. and RI Model RR open houses.
10-Apr MRR Shirley Nashua Valley RR Association Railfair, Shirley, MA
1-May MRR Cap Cod Cape Cod MRR show Richard Houghtaling: 508-432-2287

e-mail contact: Tom Fitzpatrick:

14-May MBRRE Cap Cod Day Cape Codder
5/21/2011 Chester on Track Chester, MA
5-Jun MRR Collinsville, CT Protoype MRR meet
20-Jun NRHS Tacoma, WA Convention
21- June ARS Amherst, MA Amherst Railway Society Annual Silent Auction
25 June SFTM Shelburne Falls, MA Trolleyfest at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
24 - June to 5 September Essex Steam Train & Riverboat ESSEX, Conn. “Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden” features 30 images from the book by the same title at the Oliver Jensen Gallery.
7/31/11 Mass Bay RRE Conway NH NORTH COUNTRY STEAM!! We return to the Conway Scenic Railroad, taking 0-6-0 steam engine 7470 all the way from North Conway to Hazens, the northmost point on the railroad, just outside of Whitefield. We’ll have several photo stops along the way. Save the date - tickets go on sale in May, 2011!

Phone: 617-489-5277 or 978-470-2066

Email: or

Saturday August 20, 2011

10:00AM to 4:00PM.

Greenfield Historical Society Greenfield, NH first annual train show on from It will be held at the Greenfield Meeting House on Route 136 in Greenfield, NH. They are advertising "Displays, Railroadiana Tables, Photos, Memorabilia, (Rail?) Motor Cars a Kiddie Ride and Food will be available all day. Admission is by donation. For more information you can contact Dale Russell (603) 547-2179 or Frank Shea (603) 547-2181.
18-Sep MRR Charlton MA P&W club show
25 September SFTM Westfield, MA Catered Train Ride on the Pioneer Valley Railroad. Leave Westfield, MA at 1pm for a three hour rare mileage trip in
the PVRR dining car, with catered hor d'ouvers. This fundraising event is $50
per person and is sponsored by the PVRR. Please send your check to
SFTM, c/o PVRR Trip, PO Box 272, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370. Two one-
way cab rides are available to the highest bidders.
13-16 October NMRA-NER Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI. National Model RR Assn. North East Region Convention
14-Oct MRR Peabody MRR Clinics
15 October MBRRE Worcester MBRRE FALL EXCURSION on the Providence & Worcester
3-4 Dec Marlborough, MA New England Model Train Expo
1/7/12 Mass Bay RRE Conway NH ‘STEAM IN THE SNOW’ returns for its fifth big year! Our annual photographers’ special on the Conway Scenic Railroad, starring 0-6-0 steam engine 7470, steams out of North Conway bound for Notchland and a half-dozen photo runbys.

617-489-5277 or 978-470-2066 Email: or

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