Promoting and Preserving America’s Railroad Heritage
Since the mid-1950s, the Amherst Railway Society has been one of the most influential and respected railroad and model railroad organizations in the United States.
The Amherst Railway Society funds railroad preservation and restoration programs all over the United States. Since 1991, we have donated $815,000 to organizations working to safeguard our national railroad heritage.
The Amherst Railway Society promotes model railroading. Through our two model railroad clubs, we introduce model railroading to new audiences all over the Northeast. We teach model railroading skills, build community among model railroaders, and support the efforts of other model railroad organizations, manufacturers, and vendors.
Through the Joe Lepage Memorial Library, the Amherst Railway Society provides a valuable resource to railroad authors and historians. Our library of railroad and model railroad books, magazines, and videos has become one of the largest in the Northeast.
From humble beginnings on the University of Massachusetts campus in the 1950s, the Amherst Railway Society has become one of the most influential and respected railroad and model railroad organizations in the United States.
Thank you for your support.
How To Support Us
Direct Online Contribution
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Please download the contribution form and mail along with your check to:
Amherst Railway Society
1130 South Main Street
Palmer, Massachusetts 01069