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Amherst Railway Society - Trips

The Amherst Railway Society partners with the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts on rail fan trips. Amherst members receive special discounts on Mass Bay sponsored trips. To receive a discount on a Mass Bay trip, indicate that you are an Amherst Railway Society member when registering.

Upcoming trips

Valley Steam Extravaganza
Valley Railroad - Connecticut
October 28, 2018

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, The Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts will sponsor a special “double-header” steam excursion on Connecticut’s Valley Railroad. The train will be powered by 2-8-2 #3025 and 2-8-2 #40.

The train will leave the Essex, Connecticut station at 10:00 am heading south to Old Saybrook. A photo run-by will be staged on the return to Essex. 

In the afternoon, the train will head north along the Connecticut River to Deep River where the train will meet and pose with 2-8-0 #97 - giving riders a rare opportunity to photograph all three of Valley Railroad’s operating steam locomotives together.

The train will return to Essex around 4:30 pm, with photo stops planned for the return trip.

There is no food service on the train. However, a cook-out lunch and shop tour are included with all tickets.

For more information and ticket ordering options, visit: 

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