Amherst Train Show

West Springfield, MA

25 January 2009

I took a run up to West Springfield today to visit the big train show.  Since the last time I was there it has grown like mushrooms on a damp summer night.  The show now uses FOUR building of the Eastern States Exhibition grounds.  Who knew that there was so much interest in model trains. 

As I walked around the show I took photos mostly of the signs at various booths.  My thinking was that folks who did not attend the show might find a resource that would be of value to them that they were not previously aware of.  Maybe it was a good idea, maybe not.  But it did seem like a good idea at the time.  

 

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Our friends at PVLS had an active display and there seemed to be a lot of interest from show visitors.  I am wondering if NEMES should also display at the show in the interest of corralling some new members.

DSC05504.jpg (121396 bytes)  The Mohegan Pequot club is local to my home in Preston, CT.   

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