We are a community...
of railroad and model railroad enthusiasts

If you like railroads...

the Amherst Railway Society gives you a place to expand your knowledge, make new friends, and simply do what you like doing best.

Amherst Railway Society

annual meeting notice

The annual meeting of the Amherst Railway Society will be held on June 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm. at the Amherst Building in Palmer, Massachusetts.

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Amherst 2023 Calendar Project

Amherst’s Photography SIG is sponsoring the 2023 model railroad calendar, featuring photos of Amherst members’ layouts and modules. And, you can be part of it. Submit photos for consideration by July 1, 2022. 

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Spring Shopping Show

April 13, 2022

On April 13, 2022, the Amherst Railway Society presented the Spring Shopping Show.

The online segment of the Railroad Hobby Show featured two dozen vendors offering new products, special pricing, and new modeling ideas.

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Lincoln Limited

May 21, 2022

One-day round-trip excursion on the Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads. 

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Work days in Palmer

The following work days have been scheduled for the Amherst Building in Palmer. Work on the basement layout, work on the upstairs layouts, and other chores.

Saturday, May 28 – 9:00 am to noon

Saturday, June 11 – 9:00 am to noon

Saturday, June 25 – 9:00 am to noon

Saturday, July 9 – 9:00 am to noon

Wednesday, July 20 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, July 23 – 9:00 am to noon

Saturday, August 13 – 9:00 am to noon

Wednesday, August 17 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

COVID statement

The Amherst Railway Society complies with all Massachusetts and local health department COVID recommendations and requirements

This policy applies to all club meetings, work sessions, and events.

This policy also applies to the annual Railroad Hobby Show, sponsored by the Amherst Railway Society.

Berlin, Bangor & Maine Railroad
The Podunk Parade makes a stop at the Amherst clubhouse
Dick Joyce’s I&O Railroad