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.