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 @ The New England Model Train Expo

Marlboro, Massachusetts

December 3 & 4, 2022

The Amherst Belt Lines will have a large operating modular layout running both days at the New England Model Train Expo.

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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 and activities

Saturday, January 7 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday, January 14 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

ARS November newsletter

  • Large Scale Train Show
  • Belt Lines @ Marlboro
  • Kids ON TRACK
  • Railroad Hobby Show Raffle
  • Trains and the Holidays


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Amherst Open House

December 10, 2022 – 10 am to 1 pm

The Amherst Railway Society is holding an Open House on December 10. The event celebrates the holidays, and is a preview of the Dick Elwell model railroad collection that will be sold at the Railroad Hobby Show in January.

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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