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Amherst Railway Society - Trips

The Amherst Railway Society partners with the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts on rail fan trips. Amherst members receive member pricing on Mass Bay sponsored trips. To receive a discount on a Mass Bay trip, indicate that you are an Amherst Railway Society member when registering. When ordering on-line, enter Coupon Code "ARS" to receive a $10 discount.

Upcoming trips

South Coast Explorer
Middleboro - Cotley Jct. - New Bedford - Myricks - Fall River & return

October 12, 2019

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts (MBRRE) will run an excursion train to Southeastern Massachusetts - the first publicly-offered passenger train to travel to New Bedford since the last MBRRE excision in 1967.

The train will leave the MBTA Middleboro/Lakeville commuter station at 10:00 am traveling west to Cotley Junction in Taunton. From Taunton, the train will head south to Myricks Junction and New Bedford. After a photo stop, the train will return to Myricks Junction and head south to Fall River for more photos. From Fall River, the train will return to Cotley Junction and head west to Attleboro, then back to Middleboro, arriving at 6:00 pm.

The train will consist of two former Long Island Railroad C1 bi-level coaches and a former Atlantic coast Line lounge car. The train will be powered by a former New Haven FL-9.

To order tickets for this trip, click here. Box lunches are available, and can be ordered with trip tickets.

For additional information, visit:​

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