2019 marks the first time in two long years visiting the Amherst Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, Massachusetts. This year was a lot like the last few, although attendance was on the slight upswing with over 21,000 guests combined between the two days. Just as with the previous time I exhibited at the 1: 13.7-scale Western Wiscasset & Northern modular layout. So please enjoy the footage of this famous annual train show.
Western Wiscasset & Northern – 0: 06
1: 13.7 scale
Train 1: M&N Forney #3 arrives and departs with a 4-car train at Royal Mills. Combine car broke down so passengers are using caboose instead.
Train 2: FS&K Mikado #22 leads a 5-car mixed train past Petticoat Junction as Train 1 arrives.
Train 3: WW&N Forney #11 leads a 4-car freight train to a stop at the dock.
Train 4: FS&K GE center cab diesel arrives at Sewell with a 4-car mixed train.
Chester & Becket – 2: 13
1: 20.3 scale
Train 5: 2-truck Shay runs light very slowly
Mohegan & Pequot / Connecticut G-Gauge – 2: 51
1: 22.5 and 1: 29 scale
Train 6: Rhaetian Ge 4/4 III and Ge 4/4 II lead 12-car tanker train (all LGB)
Train 7: Two Delaware & Hudson GP38’s lead a 16-car coal train
Train 8: CSX SD45 leads 7-car mixed freight
Train 9: Two Erie Lackawanna PA-1’s lead a 7-car train of smoothside streamliners.
Train 10: Colorado & Southern Mogul (by LGB) leads 5-car passenger train of Sierra cars.
New Hampshire Garden Railway Society – 4: 39
1: 22.5 and 1: 29 scale
Train 11: White Pass GE diesel leads a 4-car local freight.
Train 12: Pennsylvania Railroad 2-8-0 leads 9-car mixed freight.
Train 13: MRR Forney leads a 4-car passenger train.
Train 14: Union Pacific RS-3 leads 7-car local freight
Train 15: Stainz 0-4-0 and tender lead 6-car train with toys
Train 16: Great Northern GE 44-tonner diesel does a caboose hop
Train 17: Bachmann open-air streetcar
Train 18: J,L&DM GP38 leads 8-car local mixed freight
Train 19: Boston & Maine GP9 leads 9-car mixed freight
Train 20: Northern Pacific GP9 leads 3-car local freight
Train 21: Pennsylvania Railroad K-4s 4-6-2 (by AML / Accucraft) leads a 5-car passenger train of heavyweight cars
Train 22: Maine Central S-4 leads 6-car local mixed freight
Most footage for this video was taken Day 2, Sunday, January 27, 2019. Footage of trains 11 and 12 were taken Day 1, Saturday, January 26, 2019.
Thank you for watching and please feel free to leave questions or comments.