membership

Membership Benefits

  • You become part of a community that shares your fascination with railroads
  • Members attend regular meetings that feature presentations on a variety of railroad and model railroad topics
  • Members have an opportunity to participate in our annual Railroad Hobby Show
  • If you like to ride trains, we give you multiple opportunities to do that each year
  • We have two model railroad groups – Amherst Belt Lines and Dry Hill Terminal Railroad
  • We maintain an extensive library of books, magazines, and videos for members

Membership Levels

Prospective member 

A one-year non-renewable trial membership. Prospective members receive the newsletter, can attend monthly meetings, and receive one pass to the Railroad Hobby Show.

Prospective members do not have a vote, do not have access to the club library, and do not have access to the clubhouse outside of regularly scheduled events.

Dues: $0           APPLY HERE

Student member 

Membership for full-time students at any educational level. Student members receive the newsletter, can attend monthly meetings, can vote, have access to the club library, and receive one pass to the Railroad Hobby Show. 

Student members do not have access to the clubhouse outside of regularly scheduled events. 

Student status must be verified periodically.

Dues: $0           APPLY HERE

Standard member 

Regular membership for adults. Standard members receive the newsletter, can attend monthly meetings, can vote, have access to the club library, and receive one pass to the Railroad Hobby Show.

Standard members do not have access to the clubhouse outside of regularly scheduled events.

Dues: 1-year:  $60    3-year:  $150    5-year:  $240         APPLY HERE

Family membership

A single membership covering all family members that reside in the same household. Family members receive the newsletter, can attend monthly meetings, receive two votes, have access to the club library, and receive two passes to the Railroad Hobby Show.

Family members do not have access to the clubhouse outside of regularly scheduled events

Dues: 1-year:  $100    3-year:  $250    5-year:  $400         APPLY HERE

Honorary Life membership

Granted by the Board of Directors to recognize extraordinary service to the Amherst Railway Society over an extended period of time. Honorary life members receive the newsletter, can attend monthly meetings, can vote, have access to the club library, have access to the clubhouse outside of regularly scheduled events, and receive one pass to the Railroad Hobby Show.

Dues: $0

Questions?

If you have questions about membership in the Amherst Railway Society, please contact Bethany at: clerk@amherstrail.org.