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50th Anniversary HO SW1500

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Railroad Hobby Show, the Amherst Railway Society has commissioned the production of 100 HO scale SW1500 locomotives.

Built by Broadway Limited and equipped with DCC and sound, the engines carry the Railroad Hobby Show and Amherst Belt Lines logos, as well as the Amherst Railway Society web address. All engines are numbered 50.

The cost of the engine is $190.00, with delivery expected in mid-December.

To order, call 413-267-4555. A non-refundable check or credit card deposit of $50.00 is required for each engine ordered. This is a firm commitment. If you are not sure, please do not order.

Any unsold engines will be available to the public at the Railroad Hobby Show in January.


Amherst Railway Society
First Annual Holiday Party

Kick off the season with the Amherst Railway Society

On Saturday, December 9, the Amherst Railway Society (ARS) will host the First Annual Holiday Party for members and families.

Please join us between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the ARS clubhouse at 1130 South Main Street in Palmer, Massachusetts.

We will have plenty of holiday decorations. 

There will be three running railroads - O scale, HO scale, and N scale.

Mrs. Claus will be on hand with presents for children.

Plus, there is a rumor floating that one lucky attendee could go home with a Polar Express train set.

And, what party would be complete without holiday treats - we will have plenty.

We need an RSVP for this event. Please contact Meaghan Royce at: if you plan to attend.

Meaghan can also answer any questions you may have.

contents Commemorative SW1500 Holiday Party

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