1979 Big Railroad Hobby Show
For the first time, the name of the show would be the "BIG Railroad Hobby Show." The gathering had grown quite a bit and, at the time, modular railroading was starting to become popular. The first modular layout - built by the Amherst Belt Lines - was displayed at the show.
1979 Show FactsDates: February 18, 1979
Hours: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Student Union, Umass-Amherst
Buildings: Ballroom and Commonwealth Room
Location: Amherst, MA