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.

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.

ABEL @ RailFair

Boxboro, Massachusetts

October 1 & 2, 2022

The Amherst Belt Lines will have a large operating modular layout running both days at RailFair 2022.

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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, October 8 – 9:00 am to noon

Thursday, October 20 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 22 – 9:00 am to noon

A Steam Double-header on the Valley Railroad

October 30, 2022

Two 2-8-2 steam locomotives lead this fall excursion trip along the Connecticut River.

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A Bucket-List Train Ride
…if we want it

The Amherst Railway Society has access to restored New York Central business car 3 for charters.

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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.

Berlin, Bangor & Maine Railroad
Kids ON TRACK at Springfield Union Station – August 6&7, 2022
Dick Joyce’s I&O Railroad