the blog of the Amherst Railway Society

The Amherst Railway Society’s blog – RPO – helps you learn about, understand, and enjoy the fascinating worlds of railroads and model railroads.

Blog posts

KIDS On Track

Amherst has initiated a program to attract younger model railroaders. The first step was an online symposium April 16 that drew about a dozen participants representing different facets of the hobby.

And, a model railroad “Job Fair” is scheduled for August 6& 7, 2022.

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Trains –  the Power to Fascinate….

On October 16, 2021, the Amherst Railway Society co-sponsored “Railroad Days” with Steve Graham, owner of the former New Haven Railroad station in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

Simply put, it was a WOW-event.

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The Magic of the Railroad Hobby Show

Faced with a pandemic-induced cancellation of the 2021 Railroad Hobby Show, we could have thrown up our hands and waited/hoped for a show in 2022.

We didn’t. Instead we figured out how to take the show online – twice.

Here’s how we did it.

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