The Amherst Railway Society’s blog – RPO – helps you learn about, understand, and enjoy the fascinating worlds of railroads and model railroads.
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.
The Shift to Virtual Blocks
Railroads are looking for ways to increase train capacity on high traffic lines.
One way to do that is by switching from a fixed block train management system to virtual blocks. The technology is here – today.
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.