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.

Silent Auction & Sale

September 9 & 10, 2022

This year’s silent auction & sale features a wide array of model railroad equipment, railroad memorabilia, and a special Kid’s Area (new this year)

learn more

Membership Director

The Amherst Railway Society is looking for a Membership Director. The position is responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing membership growth and retention plans and programs
  • Developing member engagement plans and programs
  • Building a strong membership culture

The position reports for the Amherst Railway Society board President. To apply, contact John Sacerdote at: president@amherstrail.org.

Full job description 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, August 27 – 9:00 am to noon

Saturday, September 10 – 9:00 am to noon

Thursday, September 22 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 24 – 9:00 am to noon

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

Amherst Pays Tribute to Palmer

The Amherst Railway Society has two projects underway to honor the railroad legacy of Palmer, Massachusetts – an HO-scale model railroad, and a G-scale outdoor garden railroad.

learn more


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