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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

A Date with "Millie"
Conway Scenic Railroad
June 9, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the Conway Scenic Railroad will be running Budd RDC “Millie” on all operable sections of the Redstone Branch, including Frankenstein trestle.

The excursion will depart from the North Conway station at 11:00 am heading north to Mountain Junction. There, the train will head east on the former Maine Central Mountain Division passing Pudding Pond on the way to the Saco River bridge.

After a photo stop, the train will return to Mountain Junction and a photo meet with Conway Scenic’s morning Bartlett train. Following the meet, the excursion will continue west through Bartlett and Notchland to Frankenstein trestle and another photo opportunity.

The train will arrive back in North Conway at approximately 4:00 pm.

Train capacity is limited to 84 passengers, and there is no food service on board the train. However, box lunches can be purchased in advance.

This trip will operate rain or shine, one day only. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

There is no smoking on the train and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Please notify the Conway Scenic Railroad if handicap accommodations are needed.

A bus connection is available for this trip if a minimum of 25 passengers are interested. The bus will leave Boston’s South Station at 7:00 am and the Anderson RTC in Woburn at 7:15 am. The bus will return to South Station at approximately 8:00 pm.

For additional information, visit:

Tickets can be ordered on line at:

Or, by phone at: 978-470-2066.


50th Anniversay Commemorative European Rail Trip
Switzerland, with optional 3-day extention to Hamburg, Germany
Departs June 21, 2018

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Railroad Hobby Show, the Amherst Railway Society, in cooperation with the Ludlow Travel Club, is sponsoring a railroad and model railroad tour to Europe in June, 2018.

The tour group will travel on five of Switzerland’s most famous train routes:

  • the Golden Pass
  • the Lötschberg Mountain Route
  • the Glacier Express
  • the Bernina Express
  • the Gotthard Panorama Express (formerly the Wilhelm Tell Express)

The five rail lines include beautiful Swiss mountain scenery, and are a tribute to the mastery of Swiss railroad engineering as the trains pass over and through a variety of bridges, viaducts, loops, spirals, and tunnels. Tour travelers will experience the 215-foot high Landwasser Viaduct, the open-air Brusio Spiral Viaduct, and the Preda Spiral Tunnels.

The tour also includes the Mont Pilatus cog railway - the world’s steepest with a maximum gradient of 48%. And, three cog railways from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch which includes a 4.5-mile loop tunnel under the triple peaks of Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau.

A trip to the Matterhorn (14,692 feet) is also part of the tour, which includes a ride on the Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air railway, and three cable cars.

Additionally, the Albula Railway Museum is on the agenda. The museum tells the story of the Rhaetian Railroad and the Crocodile locomotives.
The tour can be extended for an additional three days for those interested in visiting Hambury, Germany and Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railroad.

The tour departs on June 21, 2018. For the full tour itinerary, visit:

To reserve space on this tour contact James Martin at 413-583-6339, or


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Two Rivers Steam Special
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Torrington Extra
April 29, 2017

Two Rivers Steam Special
October 29, 2016

Southern New England Sightseeing Excursion
July 30, 2016

AEM-7 Farewell Excursion
June 18, 2016

Lakes Region Extra
May 14, 2016

A  Day On The Providence & Worcester
April 30, 2016

Hoosac Valley Railfan Special
April 9, 2016

Covered Wagon In The Snow
January 2, 2016

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