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Amherst Railway Society - meeting - November, 2019

Alaska Railroad Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Amherst Railway Society clubhouse

Hudson River Rails
Matthew Betzner

The Hudson River runs north to south through eastern New York state, and is home to two busy rail lines that mostly follow the river. On the west side, the CSX River line offers a steady stream of freight traffic. While on the east side, Amtrak and Metro-North passenger trains put on a seemingly non-stop show on the Hudson line. And, a challenge, too, for rail-fans, since there are places on the Hudson line where trains reach 110 mph. On Wednesday, November 13, Matthew Betzner will present a photo travelogue of rail life on the Hudson River - freight, passenger, in all seasons, and on many different parts of the river. Also Matt will highlight good rail-fan spots around the Albany and Selkirk areas. Matt’s interest in Hudson River railroading began in 2014 with a final project for a college photography class. As a life-long rail enthusiast, the assignment gave Matt a chance to get creative with a subject he loves, and a place he has become attached to. Matt has been shooting railroad photos and video for over ten years, and has had photos published in the Massachusetts Railroad Enthusiasts Callboy newsletter. Matt is a member of TrainRiders Northeast and serves as a TrainHost on Amtrak’s Downeaster.Amherst Railway Society meetings are open to the public.

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