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

Amherst Pays Tribute to Palmer

Palmer, Massachusetts has a rich railroad history. And, the Amherst Railway Society has launched two projects to honor that history.

An HO-scale railroad and a G-scale garden railroad are in the works – and you can be part of making both happen.

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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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