Monday, February 5, 2018

The Springfield Show - 2018

I had the opportunity to go to the 2018 Amherst model railroad show at the Eastern States Fair ground in West Springfield MA.  I have been going for a number of years it was the opportunity to find stuff and look for deals, but now it has become much more of a social event to meet up with friends, many of which travel a great distances to go to the show (or work at it).  There are many layouts on display as well as many, many venders.  Many manufactures are also their showing of their newest products.  I have a number of photos from the day.
Rapido Had samples of the New Haven Parlor cars, RDC-2, RDC-4 and a pre-production sample of their EP-5.

Scaletrains had samples of their Conrail SD-40-2’s and C-39-8 (think that’s what it is).

Bethlehem Car Works had the almost ready kits of the NH 15’ apt RPO’s.  These should be rady by the end of February. They also have prepainted Two Tone gray NH 14 sec Pullmans. They are not lettered but include decals.

Model Railroad Hobbyist had there TOMA layout on display.

A number of lovely layouts were at the show as well.

I went to the Steaming Tender in Palmer for the annual dinner that is held there.  It is on the CSX’s old B&A line and the New England Central line.

This is the East bound Lake Shore Limited.

That’s it for now.

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