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Silent Auction & Sale

September 9 and 10, 2022

The annual Auction & Sale will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and on Saturday, September 10 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please note that the Friday evening session is for members only, while the Saturday session is open to the public.

This year’s event will feature a Kid’s Area – any three items in that section will be free to children 12 and under. Locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, buildings, kits, and scenery material will all be available in the Kid’s Area.

There will also be several starter model railroad layouts on display and for sale.

The Auction & Sale will be held at:

Amherst Building
1130 South Main Street
Palmer, Massachusetts 01069

photo; Gary Munsey

Membership Director

The Amherst Railway Society is looking for a Membership Director. The position is responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing a membership growth and retention strategy.
  • Developing and implementing membership growth and retention plans and programs.
  • Developing member engagement plans and programs.
  • Building a strong membership culture that delivers value to Amherst members.

The position reports to the Amherst Railway Society board President.

For the full job description, click here.

To apply, contact John Sacerdote at: president@amherstrail.org