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Amherst Show Coming Soon
Posted by dmoore74 on Monday, November 26, 2018 2:25 PM

It's only 2 months until the start of Amherst Railway Society's Railroad Hobby Show.  Who's planning to be there?  See the Coming Events listing for full details.

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Posted by chutton01 on Monday, November 26, 2018 2:55 PM

Time flies, doesn't seem a minute
Since the Big E had the rail nuts in it...

Yeah, I'll probably go. I know they've been advertising for awhile but don't recall if anything real exciting is planned for this coming show.

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Posted by nealknows on Monday, November 26, 2018 3:45 PM

It's a great show and they add new vendors and dealers every year. I'll be there for sure! The module layouts are inspiring in itself!

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Posted by cowman on Monday, November 26, 2018 6:31 PM

Have signed up for the bus ride from VT.  Hope they get a full load.  Just seeing all the stuff is worth the trip, if I find something to buy is a bonus.  (If you are looking for something specific, it's there somewhere.)

Have fun,

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Posted by mammay76 on Monday, November 26, 2018 7:54 PM

I'll be there operating our club's modular layout, the Coastal model Railroad.

Joe

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Providence & Worcester Railroad

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Posted by ctyclsscs on Monday, November 26, 2018 8:17 PM

Hoping to be there. It will mark 30 years of being against the cold brick wall in the Better living Center.

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Posted by G Paine on Monday, November 26, 2018 10:46 PM

The BoothbayRailway Village model RR group will be there, hopefully at our usual place in Section 15 of the BLC.

Our managment is working on plans to bring a 2 foot gauge steam locomotive again - this time our recently restored Baldwin 0-4-0T SD Warren #2, the only operational 2 foot gauge industrial loco that ran in Maine.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:37 AM

Great show which I have attended three times but since moving further away, it's too far now.  Recommend it to those withing striking distance.

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Posted by KemacPrr on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:08 PM

Hi Jim, hope to see you along that cold brick wall !! This will be my 24th or 25th year in a row attending. Here's hoping Mother Nature will be kind to us travelers !! -  Ken M

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Posted by dmoore74 on Thursday, December 06, 2018 12:21 PM

If you want to plan your shopping ahead of time, the exhibitors list is now available.  http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/files/files/exhibitors.12.6.2018.alpha.pdf

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Posted by G Paine on Thursday, December 06, 2018 2:47 PM

Thanks for the link, this makes it clickable

http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/files/files/exhibitors.12.6.2018.alpha.pdf

Boothbay Railway Village model railroaders will be at our usual spot in section 15 of the BLC; drop by and say Hi. We just got a big donation that includes a bunch of grain hoppers, all new in the box. The modeler passed away before he could design and build his dream layout.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:03 PM

There will be clinics before and during the show.

http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/clinics.php

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Posted by Pruitt on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:30 PM

I went once about 10 years ago.

After the first hour it was so jam packed with people you could barely move down the aisles.

I don't think I'll be going anytime soon...

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Posted by dmoore74 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:49 PM

Pruitt

I went once about 10 years ago.

After the first hour it was so jam packed with people you could barely move down the aisles.

I don't think I'll be going anytime soon...

 

A couple of tips.  Start at the Young or the Stroh Building.  They seem less crowded at the start of the show.  Also, Sunday morning from 10 to 12 is a relatively calm time.  The addition of the entire Mallary Complex has also helped to spread out the crowd.

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Posted by chutton01 on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:44 AM

dmoore74
 
Pruitt

I went once about 10 years ago.

After the first hour it was so jam packed with people you could barely move down the aisles.

I don't think I'll be going anytime soon...

 A couple of tips.  Start at the Young or the Stroh Building.  They seem less crowded at the start of the show.  Also, Sunday morning from 10 to 12 is a relatively calm time.  The addition of the entire Mallary Complex has also helped to spread out the crowd.

I've attended the show over the past 4 years - never really seemed to be at crush load to me, maybe a few clusters here and there on the show floor but nothing to panic about. Now, that grill in the Young Building around lunch time OTOH...
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Posted by dmoore74 on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 9:56 AM

It's only a month until show time.  Does everyone have their shopping list ready?

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:57 PM

I moved to Delaware, so my next big show will be Timonium.

I encourage you all to PM each other if you're going and arrange to meet in person at the show.

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Posted by G Paine on Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:39 AM

In addtion to our tables at the usual spot in the BLC, Boothbay Railway Village is bringing a steam locomotive again this year to run outside the BLC. Instead of the borrowed Porter that we had for the past 2 years, this year we will be bringing our recenly restored 0-4-0T SD Warren #2 locomotive. She was one of 3 built by Baldwin in 1895 for the SD Warren Paper Company in Westbrook, ME, and is the only operational 2 foot gauge industrial loco that ran in Maine. 

https://railwayvillage.org/explore/maine-railroad-history/baldwin-locomotive-restoration/

 

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Posted by dmoore74 on Friday, December 28, 2018 4:17 PM

You can now plan your shopping and viewing strategy.  The floor plans for all 4 buildings are now available.  It's always a good idea to check back as there can always be a few last minute revisions.

http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/files/files/2019%20ARS%20Plan%206(1).pdf

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Posted by richg1998 on Friday, December 28, 2018 9:43 PM

Anyone driving, get there early. Memo's is right across where the main entrance use to be many years ago. Best breafast around. It will be packed with train people. Always is. Fast service. Great menu online. Look it up.

Rich

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Posted by csmincemoyer on Saturday, December 29, 2018 12:36 PM
Plan on making the trip this year with some friends that have never been there. Unfortunately my employer decided to quit paying me and cancelled all vacation time. Kinda throws a wrench in my plans :(
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Posted by richg1998 on Saturday, December 29, 2018 12:55 PM

Bummer. I am reading between the lines on that one. Really tough.

Take care. For health reasons I cannot make it and I live twelve miles away. Not fun viewing in a wheelchair.

Rich

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Posted by joe323 on Saturday, December 29, 2018 5:57 PM

I wish they had a bus from NYC not driving there

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Posted by cowman on Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:08 PM

Joe,

There is a bus from NYC.  Go to the shows page, then Attendingthe Show, then Charter Busses.

Good luck,

Richard

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Posted by richg1998 on Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:12 PM

It has been quite a few years but there use to be regular bus service between NYC and Springfield. I use to use it. Check online. I guess Peter Pan out of Springfield and maybe Greyhound.

West Springfield right across the river I am sure you know. Use Lyft or Uber. I have used Lyft in the Springfield area. Get the App.

Edit.

Cowman has the best idea. I forgot about it. My bad.

 

Check online.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:32 PM

richg1998

It has been quite a few years but there use to be regular bus service between NYC and Springfield. I use to use it. Check online. I guess Peter Pan out of Springfield and maybe Greyhound.

West Springfield right across the river I am sure you know. Use Lyft or Uber. I have used Lyft in the Springfield area. Get the App.

Edit.

Cowman has the best idea. I forgot about it. My bad.

 

Check online.

 

There will be a free shuttle bus running every 15 minutes between Union Station/Bus Terminal and the show.  This will run both days of the show.Pick up and drop off at the show are by Door 7 of the Better Living Center.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:47 PM

dmoore74

 

 
richg1998

It has been quite a few years but there use to be regular bus service between NYC and Springfield. I use to use it. Check online. I guess Peter Pan out of Springfield and maybe Greyhound.

West Springfield right across the river I am sure you know. Use Lyft or Uber. I have used Lyft in the Springfield area. Get the App.

Edit.

Cowman has the best idea. I forgot about it. My bad.

 

Check online.

 

 

 

There will be a free shuttle bus running every 15 minutes between Union Station/Bus Terminal and the show.  This will run both days of the show.Pick up and drop off at the show are by Door 7 of the Better Living Center.

 

Here is the full information on the FREE shuttle bus.

Beginning at 8:30 am on Saturday and 9:30 am on Sunday the Amherst Railway Society Courtesy Shuttles will begin their routes at the south entrance to Springfield Union Station located on Lyman Street.  The vans are 15-passenger vans and there are Show Logos/Signs on the vans and the drivers will be wearing an Amherst Railway Society Red Cap. 
 

The van will make its first STOP at the Springfield Union Station, then leave and follow this route:
 
- Lyman to Dwight Street, taking a right onto Dwight Street 
- Dwight Street to Harrison Ave, taking a right onto Harrison Ave
- Cross Main Street and STOPPING between the Sheraton and the Marriott on the Marriott side of the street.
- Proceed over Memorial Bridge onto Memorial Ave to Baldwin St. stopping at that intersection.
- Continue on Memorial Ave and STOPPING at Gate 5 (closed) of the ESE grounds (to pick up people that have come via other public transportation).
- Proceed west on Memorial Ave to GATE 1 entering the grounds and dropping off at the ticket booths and Door 7 of the BLC.
- Van will leave grounds via Gate 9 head east back to Springfield on Memorial Ave, cross the bridge straight to Main Street where it will make a left turn (north) on Main Street to Lyman where it will make a right turn to repeat the route.
- This route will be followed until 5:30 each day.
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Posted by G Paine on Sunday, December 30, 2018 10:40 PM

joe323
I wish they had a bus from NYC not driving there

I believe Amtrak also runs from NYC to Springfield, we had a volunteer who is retired Amtrak and has a pass he used to come to the show a few times. Taxi or Uber from the station to the show.

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Posted by Harrison on Monday, December 31, 2018 8:27 AM

I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to go this year, some of the guys from the area are going, but I think my chances are pretty low of going, it's a 4 hour drive from Plattsburgh, NY, and my dad said he wouldn't bring me. Maybe next year...

Harrison

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Posted by dmoore74 on Monday, December 31, 2018 11:37 AM

G Paine

 

 
joe323
I wish they had a bus from NYC not driving there

 

I believe Amtrak also runs from NYC to Springfield, we had a volunteer who is retired Amtrak and has a pass he used to come to the show a few times. Taxi or Uber from the station to the show.

 

Save a couple dollars for train purchases by using the FREE shuttle service from Union Station to the show.  Details in a previous post.

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