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Silent Auction & Swap Meet

The Amherst Railway Society's annual summer event brings in $2500.


John Sacerdote

John Sacerdote - President

At the June business meeting, John Sacerdote took over as Amherst Railway Society President. He will serve a two-year term. For the past year, John has served on the Board of Directors as President-Elect.

John is a life-long railroad enthusiast and model railroader. 

John is well known as the Director of Amherst’s Railroad Hobby Show. He will continue in that role as well.

Professionally, John is a consultant and trainer for the recruiting and staffing industry. Previously, John was President of the National Association of Personnel Services until his retirement in 2014.

Next meeting: September 20, 2016
Designing and Manufacturing Model Trains for Today’s Market


Amherst Finds A Home
On July 21, The Amherst Railway Society completed the purchase of a building and land in Palmer, MA that will serve as our Headquaters for the organization.


August  Newsletter


2017 Amherst Railway Society 
Railroad Hobby Show 

Advance Ticket Sales

Run Eight
the blog of the Amherst Railway Society

Railroads... and technology

Technology has long played an important role in the development of railroads - both for financial considerations, and for safety. However, the railroad technology story doesn’t always get the media attention it deserves.

Here is a peek behind the technology curtain at Union Pacific:

Support the Adirondack Scenic...

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is in a tough political fight to retain 34 miles of their 119-mile line.

You can help...


Work continues on the restoration of Maine Central 470.


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