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.


A Model Railroading Job Fair

August 6 & 7, 2022

Union Station – Springfield, Massachusetts

Full details here.

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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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.

The 2023 Railroad Hobby Show Trip-for-Two Raffle

Your chance to see the show – on us!

Air fare, shuttle service, hotel, show tickets, banquet, clinics – all yours if you are the raffle winner. Full details here.

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, 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

Saturday, August 27 – 9:00 am to noon

Saturday, September 10 – 9:00 am to noon

Wednesday, September 21 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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