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The Dry Hill Model Railroad Club once again was in the Mallary Complex, running 100+ car trains, unit trains, and passenger trains to the delight of visitors at the 50th anniversary Railroad Hobby Show.

As an added bonus, Athearn asked Dry Hill to demonstrate their new SD-60 First Responder and Veteran Appreciation locomotives on Sunday. The new engines attracted a large crowd.

For the remainder of this year, the Dry Hill crew is building several new sections for the 2019 show. If you are interested in learning more about building sectional model railroads, contact Joe Albano at: dryhillmrrc@gmail.com. Hands-on experience is a great teacher, and everyone is welcome.

“Once again, I would also like to thank the members, volunteers, and guests who assisted in setting up, operating, and dismantling the Dry Hill layout. The Railroad Hobby Show is a spectacular event, but it only happens because of the time and effort that a lot of people donate. Thank you.

Joe Albano, President
Dry Hill Model Railroad Club


Amherst Railway Society Calendar

Next meeting: March 14, 2018 - 7:30 pm

During World War II the Military Railwaay Service operated and maintained railroads in Europe, North Africa, Asia, and the Pacific that totaled more than 22,000 miles of track. Some 43,500 soldier-railroaders served in the Army in every theater of operations moving personnel and freight, often under enemy fire and through extreme weather conditions.

One of those soldier-railroaders was James Harry Hantzis who served with the 721st Railway Operating Battalion in the China-Burma-India theater.

On March 14th, James’ son, Steven, will recount his father’s experiences building, maintaining, and operating 700 miles of railroad through some of the most inhospitable conditions in the world.


What's On The Rails?
the Dry Hill Model Railroad Club!

Produced and Directed by Art Burack
Burack Cinematic Ltd.

Timetable of Photos

Photo Albums

Dry Hill at Railroad Hobby Show - 2012
Dry Hill at Railroad Hobby Show - 2013

YouTube video

2017 Railroad Hobby Show - Amtrak station
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - highway bridge

2017 Railroad Hobby Show - UP freight
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - loop track
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - loop track - 2
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - 243 car train
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - Amtrak Train
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - BNSF freight
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - Dakota Falls
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - Budweiser Plant
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - Coca-Cola Plant
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - ghost train tunnel
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - West Farm Road
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - power station
2017 Railroad Hobby Show - Club Highway
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