last update: 8-29-2020
2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the Dry Hill Model Railroad Club. To commemorate the milestone, the club introduced a new logo on many Dry Hill engines and cars at the 2019 Railroad Hobby Show.
Starting in 1994 with four members and one module, Dakota Falls, the Dry Hill Terminal Railway has grown into a big-time model railroad. Many industries have been added, including a Coca-Cola bottling plant that took a year to construct, as well as a hump yard, passenger terminal, and 22-track, 56-foot staging yard which all add to the realistic operation of the railroad.
Each year at the Railroad Hobby Show, Dry Hill regularly runs 100-car freight trains, Amtrak passenger trains, and excursion trains operated by Southern Pacific, Providence & Worcester, and Conway Scenic railroads. At the 2019 show, we ran a replica of the Ringling Brothers circus train for the first time.
“Celebrating our 25th year at the Railroad Hobby Show was pretty special. And, I want 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
Due to the COVID pandemic, no in-person meetings have been scheduled for the Amherst Railway Society. Additional information on upcoming events will be distributed through the ARS website, Facebook, and e-mail.
To accommodate modelers who would like to build model railroad modules, the Dry Hill Model Railroad Club plans to add a branch line to their sectional layout.