Dry Hill Model Railroad

A sectional model railroad system

The Dry Hill Model Railroad is a sectional model railroad – a layout that is always put together the same way. The railroad has a common theme that holds it together – scenery, era, purpose. Taken together, Dry Hill has the look, feel, and operation of a completed model railroad.

The Dry Hill Model Railroad Club started in 1994 as the Dry Hill Terminal Railway with four members and one module – Dakota Falls. The club grew and so did the layout. Many industries have been added, including a Coca-Cola bottling plant that took a year to construct. A hump yard, passenger terminal, and 22-track, 56-foot staging yard all add to the realistic operation of Dry Hill.

We run 100-car freight trains, Amtrak passenger trains, and excursion trains operated by Southern Pacific, Providence & Worcester, and Conway Scenic railroads.

Each year, the Dry Hill layout is set up in the Mallory Building at the Amherst Railway Society’s Railroad Hobby Show. We also offer hands-on workshops on modular and sectional model railroad construction.

Dry Hill Photo Archives


If you would like to be part of the Dry Hill model railroad group, contact President, Joe Albano, Jr. at: dryhillmrrc@gmail.com

Module coordinators:

Joe Albano, Jr.

Matt Paquette

Jason Veaudry