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Mass Bay RRE and the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum present:
'Mass Bay RRE Day on the Hoosac Valley'
Special train excursion Adams, MA to North Adams & & Return
Saturday, September 15, 2018!

Calvon Coolidge name plateJoin members and friends of Mass Bay RRE and the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum as we celebrate the unveiling of the “Calvin Coolidge” locomotive name plate display in the Welcome Coach at the BSRM’s Hoosac Valley Service terminus in Adams, Mass. This name plate, which once graced the flanks of Boston & Maine Class R1c 4-8-2 No. 4110, was recovered and returned to Mass Bay RRE in 2016. BSRM has graciously provided space to display this artifact, which ties together the history of the Railroad Enthusiasts, North Adams and the Boston & Maine Railroad, and these iconic locomotives, among the heaviest Mountain-type locos built for any U.S. railroad.

BSRM RDC-1 61264110As part of the celebration, we’re offering a special excursion to North Adams, departing at11:00 AM. An exclusive feature of this trip will be an up-close photo session with Mt. Tom switcher B&M 1113, which was recently acquired by the BSRM. Event participants will also have the option of riding the regularly-scheduled 1:00 PM train to North Adams at no additional charge.

Our train will be the Berkshire Scenic’s Budd Rail Diesel Car No. 6126. Built in 1955 for the Boston & Maine Railroad, RDC 6126 was part of the largest single order for RDC's placed with the Budd Company. 6126 worked for the B&M until 1976 when it was transferred to the MBTA and continued to serve the Boston Metropolitan commuter area. In 1989, 6126 was sold into private ownership and worked in tourist service on the Cape Cod Railroad and later in Maine on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad. It was purchased by the Berkshire Scenic in 2015 for use on the new Hoosac Valley service between Adams and North Adams.

Train capacity is limited to just 80 passengers. Mass Bay RRE members receive discounted fares. See our web site for complete details and membership information. (Mass Bay RRE membership is not necessary to ride this trip.)

This event operates ONE DAY ONLY, rain or shine. All sales are final and tickets are not refundable. Alcoholic beverages and smoking will not be permitted aboard this train. Tickets will be mailed to you about a week prior to the trip. Directions to the departure location in Adams will be sent with your tickets.

No meals are included with this event (there will be light refreshments at the unveiling ceremony) but there are several restaurants within walking distance of the new Adams Sattion on Hoosac Street, including the Adams Ale House at 8-10 E. Hoosac Street and Chee's Chinese Cuisine at 13 Columbia Street.


Saturday, September 15, 2018 'Mass Bay RRE Day on the Hoosac Valley':

Coach Seating (Train only, boarding at North Adams. Departures at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM)
Adult Mass Bay RRE Member Coach Fare............................................................... $29* 
Adult Non-member Coach Fare...................................................................................$34 

*One discounted seat per member, except as noted in our Member Benefits policy.


ORDER ON LINE! 'HOOSAC VALLEY' ON-LINE ORDER FORM Pay with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover using our secure on-line system powered by Formsite and PayPal.

MAIL ORDER: Download a printable copy of the Trip Flyer and Order Form and mail it with your payment to: Mass Bay RRE, P.O. Box 4245, Andover, MA 01810-0814. Make checks payable to "Mass Bay RRE." Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope for return of your tickets. If paying by credit/debit card, be sure to include complete card number, card billing address, expiration date and CVC Code (3 digits on back of card, 4 digits on front of American Express cards).

BY TELEPHONE: Telephone orders are accepted at 978-470-2066, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.

Full particulars of the tour and directions to the boarding locations will be sent with your tickets about seven to ten days before the trip. For further information please call our information line at 978-470-2066, or send e-mail to: trips@massbayrre.org.

Mass Bay RRE is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] Massachusetts educational corporation.

Page updated on August 12, 2018