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The Railroad Hobby Show at The Big E
January 30, 2022
Organized by the Amherst Railway Society, The Railroad Hobby show will take up nearly a half-million square feet of railroading in four buildings on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield – opens its doors at 9 a.m. on Saturday (10 a.m. on Sunday) and runs until 5 p.m. on both days.
The Railroad Hobby show is considered the largest show of its kind in North America. The event features real life railroads and scale model railroads, historical societies, travel agencies, art shows, flea market dealers, importers, manufacturers and photographers. Modelers’ exhibits will display outstanding handiwork on layouts ranging from the tiny Z scale which fits on a coffee table, a monster 80 foot N-Trak system, to our own Amherst Belt Lines Modular layout that boasts 8+ scales miles of track.
HOURS: Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
ADMISSION: $15 adults; free for ages 15 and under.
LOCATION: Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings, Mallary Complex
There are a series of hands-on clinics at the show allowing folks to see how much fun this hobby can be! If you have any interest in railroads, this is the must see show of the year.