Amherst Railway Society

Amherst Railway Society


I want to invite you all to 2023 Amherst Railway Hobby Show in January 2023. Hope to see you guys soon! πŸ˜‰πŸš‚πŸš‚
Amherst Railway Hobby Show.

Remastered episode.
An obituary of our friend Travers Rank, and memorial service details. Video of my HO Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train on the Dry Hill Model Railroad Club layout during the 2022 show!
PLEASE NOTE: The WW&F will not have a manned table at the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show at the Big E complex in W. Springfield. MA this weekend. There are a number of reasons that combined to make us decide to not have our usual table in the Young Building and we apologize for any inconvenience.

There will be some WW&F material at the Monson 3 exhibit (set up by Maine Locomotive & Machine Works and Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum) inside the Mallary Building.

If any of you were hoping to get a WW&F calendar at the show please send us a PM and we will direct you to a table that may have some to sell. Thank you for understanding.
#ThrowbackThursday- CTM volunteers at the Amherst Railway Society Train Show back in 1987 and this past weekend.. 2 of the same volunteers then and now- Bill Y & Larry B.... talk about dedication!

Also pictured in the 1987 photo is the late Bill Wood
The weekend storm didn't stop us from going to the Amherst Show. Here are some scenes that caught my attention.

Jersey Central N Trak

Torrington Area Model Railroaders

NELUG - New England LEGO Users Group

Pepperell Siding Model Railroad Club

1/87 Vehicle Modelers

Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club

Amherst Railway Society

Central New York Modelers
Amherst Railroad Hobby Show 2022
Did anyone visit the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show at the weekend? ScaleTrains and Bachmann Trains USA were in attendance as were plenty of railfans and railroad modelers. Let us know if you were there! πŸš‚πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
I lost my wedding band during packing up and loading,if not shortly before on 01/30/ is a mens size 10/11 band with marrowed edges,and is engraved on the inside with the date 06/20/09 and our initials or names( I don't recall which) Jon and Amy or J&A.I was with Tom's Trains CT in the Young? building.I plan on calling tomorrow and seeing if anyone turned it in.Please PM me if it turns up.
The CTM crew supporting the Amherst Railway Society Train Show!

The Amherst Railway Society is a nonprofit organization for railroad and model railroad enthusiasts. We sponsor regular meetings, rail-fan trips, the annual Railroad Hobby Show, two model railroad groups, and more.

Operating as usual


Age of Steam Photo Event - May 20, 2022 - Sugar Creek, Ohio
Trains magazine and the Age of Steam Roundhouse are creating a one day walk-back-in-time steam event for railroad photographers. More at:


North Conway's Photography Special - May 22, 2022
Both of the 470 Club's F7As will be on the point. This is a one day only trip. More information at:


Amherst @ Steamtown - Railfest 2022
Dwight Sturtevant and the N-scale New Middletown & Stony Point model railroad will be representing Amherst at Steamtown's Railfest 2022 on the weekend of June 11-12, 2022.
more at:


In Strasburg this summer? - if so, you have an opportunity to see the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society modular model railroad in action at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
more at:


KIDS On Track - the Amherst Railway Society has embarked on a new initiative to attract younger modelers to the model railroading hobby. This is a collaborative effort with many other organizations in the model railroad industry.
more at:


Amherst Railway Society - May newsletter
read online:


On Saturday April 30th, join the Photo SIG to railfan at the Palmer diamond. We will meet up at 11:30 at the Palmer Headquarters, or you can meet us at the Steaming Tender at noon. Come join us trackside, rain or shine!
more at:


The ARS Photography SIG is sponsoring the 2023 member calendar project. The calendar will highlight Amherst member modeling. For information on how to submit photos for consideration, visit:


Amherst's virtual Railroad Hobby Show - Spring Shopping Show
Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 pm (eastern time)
more at:


Amherst @ Edaville
The Amherst Railway Society will be at the Edaville Railroad on April 23 & 24 to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the railroad.
more at:


Lincoln Limited - May 21, 2022 - Meredith, New Hampshire
One-day, round-trip excursion on the Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads.
more at:


Amherst Belt Lines @ Portland
On Saturday, May 14, the Belt Lines will be participating in the Southern Maine Model Railroad Show.
more at:


ARS April newsletter
read online:


This is a call for volunteers to operate and maintain the G-scale garden railroad at Wickham Park in Manchester, Connecticut.
For more visit:


More Work Days scheduled at the Amherst Building in Palmer for layout building and other chores.
March 12 - 9:00 am to noon
March 26 - 9:00 am to noon
April 9 - 9:00 am to noon
April 30 - 9:00 am to noon
Work Days are open to anyone interested in railroads, member or non-member.
Location map here:


Tracks to the Future - for high school students interested in careers in railroad transportation or railroad engineering. Two programs - June 27 to July 1, and July 11 to 15. Applications due by April 10, 2022.
More at:


Amherst Railway Society meeting - March 9, 2022 - 7:30 pm
The Seashore Trolley Museum in Maine - with Tom LaRoche
details at:


Amherst Railway Society March newsletter
read online:


Photo SIG meeting - March 9, 6:30 pm - in-person and Zoom.
If you are interested in Amherst's newest special interest group, here's a chance to learn more. The group will be meeting in-person at the Amherst Building in Palmer, and on Zoom.
more information at:


A new gallery added to the Amherst Photo SIG page.
See the Gary D. Munsey, Sr. collection, and other Photo SIG information at:


Work Day - February 26, 2022 - 9 am to noon
Amherst building - Palmer, Massachusetts
Our to-do list is long. We have layouts that need attention, modules that need attention, and display cases the need to be restored.
More information and sign-up:


Amherst Railway Society - February newsletter
read online:


Virtual Railfan is live-streaming the Railroad Hobby Show. Cameras are mounted in several buildings.
Switched feed with chat (no audio):
Better Living Center (with audio):
Young Building (with audio):
Thank you VRF!


Railroad Hobby Show media guide -
for Internet, television, radio, newspaper oulets
download at:


This weekend - Bachman unveils a new Charger locomotive, new On30 rolling stock, and a preview of the 2022 catalog that includes about 50 new items. BLC section 20.
Bachman Trains is an Allied Member of the Amherst Railway Society


Need some BIG grain elevators?
Spring Creek has 'em - at the show.
Spring Creek Model Trains is an Allied Member of the Amherst Railway Society


Scale Trains - new product intro...
Saturday, January 29, 11:00 am - BLC section 34
Scale Trains is an Allied Member of the Amherst Railway Society


Railroad Photography - Amherst's newest Special Interest Group debuts at the Railroad Hobby Show - BLC section 62
And, on the ARS website at:


Springfield Union Station is a busy place -
for riding to or rail-fanning at the Railroad Hobby Show
Download train times at:


Railroad Hobby Show and hockey combo...
The Springfield Thunderbirds are offering special pricing to Railroad Hobby Show attendees for games on Friday and Saturday nights, January 28 & 29. Special pricing not available at box office. Order tickets online at:


Clinics? - you ask... We've got 'em!!
Pre-show clinics... hands-on clinics... in-show clinics... and exhibitor clinics and demonstrations.
information and registration at:


Railroad Hobby Show promotion - January 8, 2022 - 9am to 3pm
Turners Falls, Massachusetts
Members of Amherst's Dry Hill Model Railroad group will be set up promoting both the Railroad Hobby Show and the Amherst Railway Society
more at:


Amherst Railway Society - January newsletter
read online:


Here we go, folks...
Railroad Hobby Show - January 29 & 30, 2022
30-second video ad - here:


Still need a Christmas present... or two?
Why tickets to the Railroad Hobby Show, of course...
January 29 & 30, 2022
Advance ticket sales online here:

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2017 ARS Railroad Hobby Show TV Ad
2016 ARS Railroad Hobby Show TV Commerciall





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