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At the March 14, 2018 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Amherst Railway Society honored Sudro Brown with Life Membership in the organization. Life Membership recognizes extraordinary service to the Society over an extended period of time.
Sudro has been an Amherst member since 1975 and a key contributor to the Amherst Belt Lines modular model railroad system. He was part of the first Belt Lines modular model railroad built on the University of Massachusetts campus in 1979.
Sudro was instrumental in switching layout operations from DC current to Dynatrol in 1983, then to digital operations with the installation of the NCE DCC system in 1999.
Over the years Sudro built and rebuilt many module sets in Belt Lines layouts, including the 2-foot Amherst Junction section that was part of the original Fiasco Creek set that debutted in 1983.
He was a key contributor to the construction of Conn River Yard, and designed the reversing block system used in the Bolton Junction module set.
Not only was Sudro Brown a coordinator for the Amherst Belt Lines for 25 years, he was also Treasurer of the Amherst Railway Society, and President from 2006 to 2014.
Sudro’s knowledge and enthusiasm for railroads and model railroads has been an inspiration for many.
Sudro Brown is only the fourth member of the organization to receive the Life Membership award.
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