Real Steam at the Amherst Show

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Real Steam at the Amherst Show
Posted by dmoore74 on Monday, January 08, 2018 5:38 AM

Edaville Railroad and Boothbay Railway Village are bringing back #11 for an encore appearance at the Amherst Railway Society's Annual Railroad Hobby Show on January 27&28, 2018.  www.railroadhobbyshow.com  The locomotive will be operating outdoors on a 100 foot section of track.  Come and smell some real coal smoke.  https://www.facebook.com/AmherstRail.org/videos/10155015467474443/

 

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Posted by dmoore74 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:10 AM

Word has been received that the track length will be extended from 2017's 100ft to 150ft.

 

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Posted by dmoore74 on Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:01 AM

You'll hear that whistle blow to open the show 2 weeks from now.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:14 PM

Old Peppersass, the original locomotive of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, will be making a return appearance.  No longer in steam but a real pioneer.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:36 PM

I wish I could be there!  Big Smile

A waking Lithium Flower just about to bloom

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:56 PM

Yeah, me too.  I enjoy every train show I go to but it's been a long time since I went to one and had my jaw hit the floor when I walked in the door.  This one's supposed to be a stunner.

Ah, maybe next year.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 7:23 PM

Firelock76

Yeah, me too.  I enjoy every train show I go to but it's been a long time since I went to one and had my jaw hit the floor when I walked in the door.  This one's supposed to be a stunner.

Ah, maybe next year.

 

 

The 2019 show will be on January 26 & 27.  Put in your vacation request now and start saving your pennies.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Friday, January 19, 2018 6:03 PM

Another visitor to the show.

“Derby” To Visit The 2018 Railroad Hobby Show
 

The Shore Line Trolley Museum is Bringing “Derby” to the 2018 Railroad Hobby Show.

This small 4-wheel electric locomotive was created by electric railway pioneer Charles Van Depoele, and built by the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1888, 

Van Depoele was an electric railway pioneer and is credited with the invention of the trolley pole, a device used by streetcars to collect current from overhead wires. By the end to 1887, thirteen North American cities had electric railways in operation, nine of these systems were designed by Van Depoele.

In its lifetime, “Derby” was in constant competition with steam locomotives for freight business, and regularly won those contests.

The fact that “Derby” is at the Shore Line Trolley Museum is a tribute to Charles Harte who saw the historical significance of this machine and fought for its preservation.        

“Derby” was acquired by the Shore Line Trolley museum in 1982, and has been restored to operating condition.

The trolley will be on display in the Better Living Center January 27 & 28, 2018.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:27 AM
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Posted by richg1998 on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 3:13 PM

The West Springfield show has always been great. I have been going since it was a one building, one day show.

I live about fifteen miles from the show and town of Amherst and use to belong to the Amherst Railway Society.

Don't miss it. CSX yard nearby and a restored Union Station in Springfield.

Weather looking good for Saturday and some rain Sunday. Both days in the forty's.

Rich

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Posted by dmoore74 on Friday, January 26, 2018 8:33 AM

Edaville No. 11 should be arriving this evening and be in full steam Saturday morning.  If you're there at opening time her whistle is the opening signal for the show.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Monday, January 29, 2018 8:58 AM

Here's #11 in operation at this year's show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPCylIMNads&feature=youtu.be

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, January 29, 2018 5:45 PM

Thanks, Mr. Moore, that was fun to see!

Looks like you had nice weather for the show as well.

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Posted by dmoore74 on Monday, January 29, 2018 6:50 PM

Firelock76

Thanks, Mr. Moore, that was fun to see!

Looks like you had nice weather for the show as well.

 

Mid 40s to 50 both days and no rain.  Made the parking lot a little muddy.

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