Amherst Railway Society’s Big Railroad Hobby Show part 2

More Photos from January 25, 2014.

Amherst Railway Society‘s Big Railroad Hobby Show show is pure sensory overload. Everywhere you look there’s something or someone that seizes your interest. An old friend, an F-unit, a trolley buzzing underwire, video of a steam locomotive, the sounds of trains.

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Paul Carver
Paul Carver.
Pioneer Valley Railroad's Dave Swirk.
Pioneer Valley Railroad‘s Dave Swirk.
Dan Howard with the Seashore Trolley Museum.
Dan Howard with the Seashore Trolley Museum.
Wait, what? A vintage fishbowl bus? At the TRAIN show?!
Wait, what? A vintage fishbowl bus? At the TRAIN show?!
Caboose and a vision of Pennsylvania's Martin Creek Viaduct in the distance.
Caboose and a vision of Pennsylvania’s Martin Creek Viaduct in the distance.
Lens-master George C. Corey.
Lens-master George C. Corey.

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NMRA promoter.
NMRA promoter.
Railroad Museum of New England's Bill Sample.
Railroad Museum of New England‘s Bill Sample.

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Quabog Valley Modelers.
Quaboag Valley Railroaders of East Brookfield.
Boston & Albany Hudson on the Quaboag Valley Railroader's layout.
Boston & Albany Hudson on the Quaboag Valley Railroader‘s layout.

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I exposed several hundred photos in a few hours, but after a while my mind began to numb. Railways of all kinds in all directions.

I guess it was a good show!

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4 thoughts on “Amherst Railway Society’s Big Railroad Hobby Show part 2”

  1. And now for the Paul Harvey, “rest of the story”:

    The vintage fishbowl bus was driven up from New York City with a group of bus drivers and their friends. These folks come up to Seashore at least once a year.

    As one of the guys said to me at the show, “we roll with the bus”.

    1. NOTE: Doug Moore of the Amherst Railway Society, added this information about the bus:

      a 1971 GMC ​New Look coach originally built for the SF Muni. It came up to the show courtesy of the Classic Bus Operators Association out of NYC area

  2. Nice pics Brian! I missed Paul and George, and wanted to say hi but there’re so many people. Hey, I missed you, too!
    A question: isn’t the Martin’s Creek Viaduct part of the ex-DL&W “Lackawanna Cutoff” project of the early 1900s?
    Dave

    1. Hi Dave,
      I wandered by your table a couple of times, but you must have been perusing the show. Yes, the Martins Creek Viaduct is on the DL&W, but it is on the Summit cutoff, not the ‘Lackawanna Cutoff’. Martins Creek is located railroad timetable west (compass north) of Scranton. It is west (north) of the even larger ‘Tunkhannock Creek viaduct’ at Nicholson, PA.
      Brian

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