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by dcm74
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Framingham grade crossing vs. marathon
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: Framingham grade crossing vs. marathon

IIRC it happened once in the 50s or 60s. A few runners were able to sprint ahead while the others waited. After that the BAA contacted the railroad (NYC) and there were no further interruptions.
by dcm74
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019

Here's one of the show's big attractions.
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by dcm74
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019

Andreas,a/k/a CP-4070 made it for both days of the show. I think he's still in shock from the show's size.
by dcm74
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019

Tables were being delivered today (Wednesday.) Layouts will start setting up tomorrow. Many of the vendors will arrive on Friday and get their displays put together. Boothbay Railway Village will be arriving with SD Warren #2 on Friday evening. On Saturday morning #2's whistle will announce the open...
by dcm74
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019

Just a reminder. If you order your tickets online by January 20, they will be sent to you and you can avoid waiting in any ticket lines.
by dcm74
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019

Most of the local clubs and their members will be at the show. There is currently a count of 62 operating layouts from table top to HUGE. It's difficult for any club open house to compete with the show.
by dcm74
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019

Obviously there is plenty to see at the show itself including an operating steam locomotive. The CSX West Springfield Yard is located across Memorial Ave from the Big E grounds. If you want to go further afield you can visit the PanAm/Guilford Yard at East Deerfield or depending on road and weather ...
by dcm74
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Boston & Maine/Maine Central
Topic: Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Discussion
Replies: 455
Views: 114930

Re: Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Discussion

Section 18, Tables F & G
by dcm74
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019

Some information for those who arrive by train or 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...
by dcm74
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019

The list of exhibitors is now available. Plan your shopping ahead of time.
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by dcm74
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Amherst Show - January 26 & 27, 2019

The Amherst Railway Society's annual Railroad Hobby Show is less than 2 months away. 4 buildings, over 8 acres of floor space dedicated to all forms of railroading and an operating steam locomotive outside the Better Living Center. Further information at: http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com" onclick="w...
by dcm74
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Amherst Show - January 27 & 28
Replies: 5
Views: 2675

Re: Amherst Show - January 27 & 28

The dates for 2019 are January 26 & 27.
by dcm74
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Vermont Life Magazine folds
Replies: 1
Views: 1859

Re: Vermont Life Magazine folds

Here's the story. “Unfortunately, over the past decade the magazine has run operational deficits incurring a debt totaling about $3.5 million,” Michael Schirling, the state’s secretary of commerce and community development, said in a news release Thursday morning. “In the end, given the rapidly chan...
by dcm74
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Boston & Maine/Maine Central
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 22
Views: 6138

Re: Mystery Photo

In order to match the original picture the photographer would have had to cut down several hundred 50+ year old trees to reach the top of the hill. He would then be able to focus on the bend that is visible at the rear of the picture. Major floods in 1936, 1938 and 1955 did rearrange some of the riv...
by dcm74
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Boston & Maine/Maine Central
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 22
Views: 6138

Re: Mystery Photo

Brian Solomon dug into his archives and found this picture. It is ground level but the mountain contour does match. Location is milepost 122 approx 2 miles west of Huntington Center. Picture was taken in 1988.

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