Amherst Railway Society

Amherst Railway Society
Calendar of Events

2013 — 2014


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All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are in the Auditorium of the Amherst Middle School. Click for directions and map.

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as of September, 2013
ARS MEETINGS BEGIN AT 7:30 PM

September
17 meeting "Effective Rail Advocacy--the Vermont Rail Action Network"
by Chris Parker
28 Amherst Belt Lines outing RRA Rutland Train Show
Amherst Belt Line members should contact the coordinators if they would like to participate.
October
15 meeting Essex Steam Train
by Bob Bell
18 Amherst Belt Lines outing NMRA NER Convention
Amherst Belt Line members should contact the coordinators if they would like to participate.
31 Grant Application Deadline
November
19 meeting Last minute room change: We will meet in the Auditorium, not the cafeteria as previously announced. Saratoga and North Creek Railroad
by Joe Kurland
December
7 Amherst Belt Lines outing HUB NE Model Train Expo
Amherst Belt Line members should contact the coordinators if they would like to participate.
January
21

meeting cancelled due to storm

Holyoke Street Railway
by Jeremy Smith

25-26 show Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show
Setup: January 23-24
Public Show: January 25-26
Amherst Belt Line members should contact the coordinators if they would like to participate.
February
23
Amherst Belt Lines outing
Worcester Model Railroad Club
Model Railroad Show & Open House 10 AM to 3 PM
Amherst Belt Line members should contact the coordinators if they would like to participate.
March
18 meeting
April
5 Layout tour 2014 Free Layout Tour #14
6 Amherst Belt Lines outing Nashua Valley RR Association Railfair, Shirley, MA 10AM - 4PM
Amherst Belt Line members should contact the coordinators if they would like to participate.
15 meeting "Bitten by the Bug"
by George & Kathy Melvin
May
20
meeting Presentation on Model Railroading
by Mike Tylick
June
17 meeting (annual business meeting) Robert Frascella   
July

Calendar of Trips and Railroad Shows

        Date         
        Sponsor        
                 Event               
                     Location                    Contact info
September 15, 2013 P&W Railfan Club & Museum 23rd Annual Model Train Show Overbrook Hotel
88 Masonic Rd (Rt. 31),
Charlton, MA 01507
www.pwrfc.net
Sep 28, 2013 Rutland Railroad Museum Rutland Train Show Rutland, VT http://www.rutlandrailroadmuseum.org/2013ShowPDF.pdf

Amherst Belt Line members should contact the coordinators if they would like to participate.

September 29, 2013 (Note Changed Date) Railfan Sunday 2 The Hoosac Tunnel Rowe historical Society,
282 Zoar Rd,
Rowe, Ma
www.rowehistoricalsociety.org
Saturday October 12, 2013 Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum Trolleyfest 14 Depot Street
Shelburne Falls MA 01370
http://sftm.org/trolleyfest.shtml
413-625-9443
trolley@sftm.org
SUNDAY OCT. 13, 2013 Mass. Bay Railroad Enthusiasts WILLIMANTIC SPECIAL SHORT RIDES Bridge Street crossing (near entrance to CT Eastern RR Museum), Willamantic, CT http://www.massbayrre.org
October 17-20, 2013 North East Regional NMRA Convention - Tracks To Lakeport hosted by the Seacoast Division Margate Hotel, Laconia, NH, http://convention.nernmra.org

Amherst Belt Line members should contact the coordinators if they would like to participate.

Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1
TOUR DE CHOOCH
a free, self-guided layout tour
Northeast Massachusetts and Southeast New Hampshire TOUR DE CHOOCH
Addresses and links can be found on the flier at the link above.

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