Amherst Railway Society

Amherst Railway Society
Calendar of Events

2012 — 2013


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September
18 meeting Folkston, Georgia, before the Holiday Hiatus
by Matthew Betzner
October
7 Amherst Belt Lines Outing Pepperell Siding Model RR Club Show
16 meeting “Traveling with my Cameras”
by Tom Nanos
31 Grant Application Deadline
November
4 Amherst Belt Lines outing Bedford Boomers, Bedford, NH
20 meeting New England Central High Speed Rail Project by Kevin Burkholder
December
1-2 Amherst Belt Lines outing New England Model Train Expo, Marlborough, MA
January
15

meeting

Video of Central Vermont, Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany by Gary Guerske

26-27 show Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show
Setup: January 26-27
Public Show: January 28-29
February
24
Amherst Belt Lines outing
Worcester Model Railroad Club
Model Railroad Show & Open House
March
19 meeting CANCELLED DUE TO SNOWSTORM

"Effective Rail Advocacy--the Vermont Rail Action Network" by Chris Parker

April
7 Amherst Belt Lines outing Nashua Valley RR Association Railfair, Shirley, MA
16 meeting Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum's "Then and Now" by Sam Bartlett  
May
meeting "Searching for Steam in China" by Jim Schweitzer
June
18 meeting (annual business meeting) Conrail SD80MAC and CSX SD70Ace by Patrick Hildreth          
July

Calendar of Trips and Railroad Shows

        Date         
        Sponsor        
                 Event               
                     Location                    Contact info
SEP 15 2012 Hub Division Modular Railroad Display Norwood Days Festival Masonic Building
76 Day Street
Norwood MA
SEP 15 2012 New Haven Railroad Historical & Technical Assoc. Steam Fantrip at CT Valley Railroad One Railroad Avenue
Essex CT
http://nhrhta.org
SEP 16 2012 Providence & Worcester Railfan Club and Museum 22nd Annual Model Train Show Overlook Hotel & Reception Room
88 Masonic Home Rd. (RT 31)
Charlton, MA 01507

Admission: $4.00 (Under 12 Free)
Handicap Accessible

http://www.pwrfc.net

SEP 23 2012 The Old Colony Model Railroad Club 11th Annual Train Show Taunton Holiday Inn
Route 495, Exit 9
Taunton Mass
http://www.ocmrrc.com/
SEP 23 2012 Train and Toy Show Zandri's Stillwood Inn
1074 S. Colony Road US 5
|Wallingford CT
http://www.classicshowsllc.com
OCT 7 2012 New Haven Society of Model Engineers Inc 2012 Train Show Durham Fair Grounds
Commercial Building
68 Main Street Rt. 17
Durham CT
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Adults $6.00 Seniors (62+) $5.00
Children 5 - 12 $1.00 Under 5 Free
Wheelchair accessible

for info Lou 860-543-2359
info@nhsme.org

OCT 7 2012 Pepperell Siding Model Railroad Club 27th Annual Model Train Show and Open House Varnum Brook Elementary School http://www.psmrc.org
OCT 7 2012 New Haven & Derby Model Railroad Club 20th Annual Train Show High Plains Community Center 525 Orange Center Road
Orange CT
http://newhaven-derbymodelrailroadclub.org/nhdrr_show.html
OCT 13 2012 Southern New England Model RR Club Model Railroad Train Show United Methodist Church
161 Chestnut Street
Gardner Massachusetts
http://www.snemrr.org
OCT 13 2012
[added trip]

OCT 14 2012 trip is sold out
Providence & Worcester Railfan Club and Museum
Mass Bay RRE,
Passenger Fall Excursion, Providence and Worcester Railroad Specially-chartered train excursion from Worcester, MA to Plainfield & Willimantic, CT and return to Worcester. First passenger train over the upgraded Willimantic Branch between Plainfield & Willimantic in over two generations. Excursion includes multiple photo opportunities and a visit to the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic. Available connection from MBTA Commuter Rail at Worcester Union Station.
http://www.massbayrre.org/events.htm
OCT 20 2012 Providence & Worcester Railfan Club and Museum
& Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
Passenger Excursion Fall Foliage/Putnam Shopper http://www.pwrfc.net
Obtain tickets from Blackstone Valley Tourism Council BVTC
Polar Express
http://www.tourblackstone.tix.com/Schedule.asp?ActCode=59852
OCT 21 2012 The Worcester Model Railroaders Annual open house. 137 Schofield Ave. Dudley MA http://www.wmrr.org/
OCT 21 2012 The Housatonic Model Railway Club
Station Stop 2012
26th Annual Model Railroad Show Fairfield Ludlowe High School
785 Unquowa Road
Fairfield CT 06824
http://housatonicmr.org/wp/?page_id=51
OCT 27 ˆ 28 2012 South Shore Model Railway Club Fall Open House & Show 2012 19 Fort Hill Street
|Hingham MA. 02043
Wheelchair Accessible
9:00AM to 4:00PM
http://www.ssmrc.org
NOV 4 2012 Portland High School Class of 2014
in association with
The New Haven Society of Model Engineers Inc
2012 Airline Fall Train Show Portland High School
95 High Street Portland CT
For more information call (860) 543-2359
or e-mail: info@nhsme.org
NOV 9 2012 The NHRHTA’s 50th Annual Reunion Weekend Train show Holiday InnU.S. route 5adjacent exit 12 off I-91North Haven CT http://www.nhrhta.org
NOV 10 2012 50th Annual Reunion Train Show and Banquet Sheraton Stamford Hotel
700 East Main Street
Stamford CT
http://nhrhta.org/
NOV 18 2012
NOV 25 2012
NOV 30 2012
DEC 1 2012
DEC 2 2012
DEC 7 2012
DEC 9 2012
DEC 14 2012
DEC 15 2012
DEC 16 2012
DEC 21 2012
DEC 22 2012
Providence & Worcester Railfan Club and Museum Passenger Excursion & Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Polar Express 1 and 4 PM Woonsocket RI to North Pole http://www.pwrfc.net Obtain tickets from Blackstone Valley Tourism Council BVTC
Polar Express
http://www.tourblackstone.tix.com/Schedule.asp?ActCode=59852
NOV 24 - 25 2012 The annual Tour de Chooch self-guided tour of home layouts. See the event flyer for times and locations.
http://www.hubdiv.org/images/TourDeChoochFlyer.pdf
NOV 25 2012 Train and Toy Show Zandri‚s Stillwood Inn
1074 S. Colony Road US 5 Wallingford CT
http://www.classicshowsllc.com
NOV 25 2012 The Southern Connecticut Model Railroad Show Eastern Greenwich Civic Center
90 Harding Road
Old Greenwich CT
http://trc.trains.com/events.aspx?page=info&eventid=17176
DEC 1 - 2 2012 New England Model Train EXPO Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough MA See theNew England Model Train EXPO page for all of the details.
http://www.hubdiv.org/fallshow/showFlier.pdf
DEC 2 2012 Upstate Train Associates and Hudson-Berkshire Division NER Great Train Extravaganza 2012 Empire State Convention Center http://www.gtealbany.com
DEC 8 2012 Providence & Worcester Railfan Club and Museum Employee Santa Train http://www.pwrfc.net
DEC 8 2012 The Providence Northern RR club Annual Open House
10 AM to 4 PM
1175 West Shore Road,
Warwick, R.I.
http://providencenorthern.org/
JAN 5 2013 Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts Steam in the Snow North Conway NH to Notchland http://www.massbayrre.org/events.htm
JAN 6 2013 Train and Toy Show Marriott-Trumbull
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull CT
http://www.classicshowsllc.com
JAN 11 2013 South Shore Model Railway Club Scout Night 19 Fort Hill Street
Hingham MA
http://www.ssmrc.org
JAN 19 - 21 2013 NMRA HUB Division Hub Division Modular Railroad Display Wenham Museum
Wenham MA”
Now until February 24, 2013 Train Time 17 Model Train Exhibit

Wenham Museum,
132 main st,
Wenham ma
www.wenhammuseum.org
JAN 26 - 27 2013 Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds
(The home of The Big E)
West Springfield MA
There are many hotels and motels that are hosting the SHOW, many also include special discounts, please click on the following link to see all of the hosting facilities and any discount codes.
http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/attendingtheshow.php
FEB 10 2013 Train and Toy Show Zandri's Stillwood Inn
1074 S. Colony Road US 5
Wallingford CT
http://www.classicshowsllc.com
February 24, 2013 Grtr Worcester Model Train show also open house at club layout Auburn Elks
754 Southbridge st
Auburn, MA
www.wmrr.org
MAR 9 2013 NMRA HUB Division Spring Training
After the show, the HUB Division Annual Meeting and Election will be held.
Holiday Inn
Peabody MA
See the Spring TRAINing page for all of the details as they become available.
http://www.hubdiv.org/springshow/showFlier.pdf
March 10, 2013 Haverhill Train Show Haverhill HS,
Monument St
Haverhill, MA
Mach 10, 2013 So Conn model Train show Greenwich Civic Ctr, near MetroNorth RR station ronsbooks@aol.com
March 10, 2013 New England Train Collectors Ass’n show

Ashland Middle school,
87 West Union St (rt 35),
Ashland MA 01721
www.netca.org

facebook/newengland/TCA

MAR 23 - 24 2013 The South Shore Model Railway Club’s annual Spring Model Railroad Show & Open House Hingham See their events page for more information and the show flier.
http://www.ssmrc.org/events.aspx
MAR 24 2013 Train and Toy Show Marriott-Trumbull
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull CT
http://www.classicshowsllc.com
April 7, 2013 2nd annual show, Boy Scout Troop 357 Rochester Middle School,
47 Brock St,
Rochester, NH
waever3k@hotmal.com
April 7, 2013 Nashua Valley Railroad Ass’n, Railfair 13, A  also open house at club layout yer/Shirley Middle School,
1 hospital Rd
Shirley, MA
www.nvrra.com
April 7, 2013 5th annual show, Music Parent ass’n, M T Sheehan high School,
142 Hope Hill Road,
Wallingford, CT
jpdrescher@comcast.net
April 13th
10 am to 5 pm
FREE LAYOUT TOUR Thirteenth Self-guided model railroad Open House Layouts on the 2013 tour are located in:
Attleboro, New Bedford, Westport, Plymouth, Southbridge, & Charlton, Massachusetts
Middletown, & Cumberland, Rhode Island
Pomfret, Connecticut.
http://layouttour.com/
April 14, 2013 New England O Scale show Hudson Elks Hall,
99 Park St,
Hudson, MA
www.trainweb.org/metrowest
May 4, 2013 Mass Bay RRE Old Colony & Newport Special Newport, RI http://massbayrre.org/Trips/NewportTripFlyer.pdf
Amherst members can only buy ONE ticket at MassBay member price.
May 11, 2013
1-4 pm
B&M RR Historical Society and New England Rail Model Night at NVRRA Club Unit E
2 Shaker Road
Shirley, MA 01464
http://www.nvrra.com/location.htm
May 18, 2013 Hub Division NMRA Saratoga and North Creek Excursion Saratoga Springs, NY http://www.hubdiv.org/images/SaratogaNorthCreekExcursionFlier.pdf
for more info: snc@hubdiv.org or call 781-718-5693
May 19th, 2013 Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum Training day for volunteer trolley operators Shelburne Falls, MA http://www.sftm.org/training.shtml
Weekends from May 25 to Oct 27, 2013 Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum Museum open for season. Trolley rides and opportunities for volunteering. Shelburne Falls, MA http://www.sftm.org
June 8, 2013 B&M RR Historical Society RDC Rambler on the Conway Scenic Railway North Conway, NH http://massbayrre.org/Trips/RDC_RAMBLER.pdf
Amherst members can only buy ONE ticket at MassBay member price.
JUN 25 - 29 2013 2013 O Scale National Convention DCU Center in Worcester Massachusetts http://www.snemrr.org
July 14-20 and July 19-21, 2013 National Model RR Association NMRA National Convention and
National Train Show
Cobb Galleria Convention Center,
Atlanta, GA
http://www.nmra2013.org/
September 15, 2013 P&W Railfan Club & Museum 23rd Annual Model Train Show Overbrook Hotel
88 Masonic Rd (Rt. 31),
Charlton, MA 01507
www.pwrfc.net
October 6, 2013 Railfan Sunday 2 The Hoosac Tunnel Rowe historical Society,
282 Zoar Rd,
Rowe, Ma
www.rosehistoricalsociety.org
October 17-20, 2013 North East Regional NMRA Convention - Tracks To Lakeport hosted by the Seacoast Division Margate Hotel, Laconia, NH, http://convention.nernmra.org

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